49ers “disappointed to learn” of Aldon Smith incident at LAX

AP

The reports about linebacker Aldon Smith being detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday were correct.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that airport police detained Smith after he indicated he had a bomb while in the security line. Schefter also shared video of the incident while the airport police have released the following report, via the Sacramento Bee, about the incident.

“At approximately 1400 hrs, a 25-year-old male resident of San Jose, California, was going through Terminal 1 screening and was randomly selected for a secondary screening. The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding towards the gate area. Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him at the gate and he was positively identified as the person in question. Once again the male subject became uncooperative and he was detained and taken into custody by Airport Police and is currently being transported to LAPD for booking.”

The 49ers have released a statement as well, the second time this week that they’ve confirmed their knowledge of reports concerning their players’ off-field behavior and the second time they’ve withheld further comment until warranted.

We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith,” General Manager Trent Baalke said in the statement. “As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment.”

141 responses to “49ers “disappointed to learn” of Aldon Smith incident at LAX

  1. God damn it?! At this point, no matter how talented he is, he’s not irreplaceable. If not a lengthy suspension then cut him, this behavior is no longer an aberration but evidence of a habitual offender.

  2. Like every other NFL issue, nothing will come of it. NFL did not about the Dolphins so kids across the world could see that bullying IS okay, again, per the NFL doing nothing about it. Ray Rice is allowed to drag a woman around and nothing gets done about it. Irsay has dead women in his properties and busted with drugs and mass cash.. guess what was done about it… nothing. This too shall pass. The NFL is the place to be. Not for the money, but because “The Shield” truly protects all of its employees from the law.

  3. I love his playmaking ability but if Harbaugh/Baalke doesn’t do it, Goodell needs to….. 1 year suspension. This kid isn’t gonna learn. What a shame

  4. This is the one time when the 49ers need to make a much stronger statement than no comment. Smith might have had alittle weed but now he’s made the entire organization look bad.

  5. Those crazy Viking fans make fun of the Seahawks for using PEDS. I wonder if they consider the 2 49er issues this week worse.

  6. All you people on this site that love talking about trouble makers and associate them with the Raiders, when was the last time you heard of any Raider players from the new regime that have been in trouble? Rolandos and Jamarcuses of the world are not welcome in Oakland anymore but all these other teams get a free pass (Broncos, Niners, & Patriots).

  7. The front office is disappointed to learn of Aldon Smith’s actions, but Colin Kaerpernick is Happy as a clam one of his Homies did something to take some of the front office heat off his “Sexual Incident” situation, hovering over his contract extension negotiations…. Sux to be a 49’r GM, Coach, Owner, Fan, etc…. #AllApologies

  8. Lucky he is a high profile player or he might be in big trouble for doing somthing like that.

  9. In this day and age this is far from a joke. This guy should be kicked out of football and place in jail. Ask the people running and screaming how much they were laughing.

  10. The Cheating PEDhawks and criminal 49ers are not even in the same category than the historic Minnesota Vikings.

    We bring class the to league,

  11. As a diehard 49ers fan, this is so disappointing to see.

    A few of our players have really disgraced of the franchise in the last year with all these ridiculous situations happening constantly. Kaepernick, Patton, Culliver, Aldon Smith, who’s next to do something dumb or associate themselves with the wrong crowd.

    Wake up 49ers!

  12. How can it be any better to be a Seahawk fan right now?

    “Who’s got it better than us?” The WORLD CHAMPION SEAHAWKS, THAT’S WHO!!!!!!!!!

  13. First he’s stabbed, then he’s shooting guns at a house party, then he’s drunk on the way to practice… Now this.
    The guy is a complete idiot.
    They almost have to release him, or they look as stupid as he is.

  14. I still think the most epic of all scandals was the Minnesota Vikings “Love Boat”. That can’t be touched.

  15. This is not the 49ers I grew up with. Class acts and winners all the way. Now, I can’t even give you a current account of who is in jail, on parole, in treatment or under investigation. Keep it classy Niners. I predict self destruction this year.

  16. The historic Minnesota Vikings has shown time and time again why every franchise envies us.

    While every other players on other teams are breaking the law and causing trouble.

    We are out volunteering and making the world a better place.

    We also dominate in the game – with 18 division titles – most in the NFL to prove it.

  17. bigpoppa5501 says:
    Apr 13, 2014 7:47 PM
    Wow, kid needs to figure it out. Maybe a year away from the game and no money coming in will get him to wake up.

    ______________

    More like 5- 15 years…

  18. thepftpoet says:
    Apr 13, 2014 7:43 PM
    The Cheating PEDhawks and criminal 49ers are not even in the same category than the historic Minnesota Vikings.

    We bring class the to league,
    ——————————————————————
    class huh poet? remember the boat incident? wasnt that long ago

  19. For those screaming profiling, you probably don’t fly that much. I’ve seen all different kinds of people get pulled aside for random screening.

    Thing is, you just don’t joke about bombs and guns going through TSA lines.

  20. Over $900 million spent on the TSA program to identify suspicious passengers…

    The number of terrorists arrested as a result of this spending: zero. Number of ridiculous incidents with normal citizens: uncountable.

  21. Two jokes you just don’t make in public where law enforcement can see/hear it:

    – threatening the President
    – having a bomb in an airport or on a plane

    You just don’t do it.

  22. skiski7 says:
    Apr 13, 2014 7:38 PM
    All you people on this site that love talking about trouble makers and associate them with the Raiders, when was the last time you heard of any Raider players from the new regime that have been in trouble? Rolandos and Jamarcuses of the world are not welcome in Oakland anymore but all these other teams get a free pass (Broncos, Niners, & Patriots).

    ————————-

    There are no good NFL players on the fade. No one cares about no-name guys.

  23. thepftpoet says:Apr 13, 2014 7:56 PM

    ———————————————

    1. Boat
    2. whizzanator
    3. No SB wins

    That’s class……………………..

  24. Sounds like one of those situations where Smith got annoyed with the additional screening, then said something very, very stupid in an airport in an effort to be sarcastic.

    It’s like that scene in Meet the Parents – there are certain words you just can’t say in airports or airplanes anymore unless you want to get detained for a few hours. Everybody knows it.

  25. thepftpoet says:
    Apr 13, 2014 7:43 PM
    The Cheating PEDhawks and criminal 49ers are not even in the same category than the historic Minnesota Vikings.

    We bring class the to league,
    ————————————————

    “We bring class the to league”

    You bring class but unfortunately not proper grammar.

  26. Even if it was profiling the guy is a professional athlete and should conduct himself in a professional manner. He coulda just smiled as it happened and thought about the millions of dollars he makes.

  27. roadtrip3500 says:Apr 13, 2014 8:02 PM

    Two jokes you just don’t make in public where law enforcement can see/hear it:

    – threatening the President
    – having a bomb in an airport or on a plane

    You just don’t do it.
    ————————————————-

    And…. the Vikings will win a SB!

  28. roadtrip3500 says:
    Apr 13, 2014 8:02 PM
    Two jokes you just don’t make in public where law enforcement can see/hear it:

    – threatening the President
    – having a bomb in an airport or on a plane

    You just don’t do it.

    ———————————————————-

    Also, don’t be anywhere near Boston on Marathon Day and make any kind of statement like that.

  29. quote:
    The historic Minnesota Vikings has shown time and time again why every franchise envies us.

    While every other players on other teams are breaking the law and causing trouble.

    We are out volunteering and making the world a better place.

    We also dominate in the game – with 18 division titles – most in the NFL to prove it.
    :endquote

    And not one Lombardi to show for it.
    #SKOLOL

  30. “I fully support osoma bin laden. This is a pending case and I will wait to comment until all the evidence is in”

    – jim harbaugh

  31. Wonder if Roger Goodell will suspend him though I doubt it. He always demonstrates double standards and baltsnt favoritism with his favorite teams (Jets, 49ers and even the Bears).

  32. The classless NFC west teams.they are learning from the shehawks.notice how the vikings are bust being prepared to take over the NFC.spielman laughs at all of you.SKOL

  33. Crap like this is why I laugh when I hear that college players wouldn’t do a lot of the bad things they do I they got paid. You can’t take the hood out of some people and you can’t change the stupid thing many people do with money. In fact giving these college kids money will probably create more problems for most.

  34. It is laughable those on this site that are saying he was racially profiled. Saying bomb after he is selected was stupid and immature. I was randomly selected ten times in a row and I am whiter than clouds. Not everything that is bad happens due to the color of your skin.

  35. Betweem this, Kap and Ray Rice – Harbaugh coached teams have been “disappointed” a lot lately….

  36. Pittsburgh Steelers says:
    Apr 13, 2014 7:47 PM

    Notice how Pittsburgh is dead quiet around this time of year? That’s because we’re busy in the weight room.
    _________________________________

    Don’t you mean the men’s room ?

  37. Come in Goodell! 4 game suspension for Smith, 4 games for Crapernik and Bowman out, make them play at Seattle, At Cards Home to Philly At Denver!

  38. Just for being out of control he should get a 8 game suspension. This guy should have been the next LT but now he is just going to be the next LT.

  39. I’m sure he will plea his way out but if the allegation is true, it’s a felony offense.

  40. What if he was telling his buddy he just dropped a “bomb” in the bathroom? Not only would it be funny but it would be hilarious!
    The TSA is a JOKE!!!!!!

  41. slick50ks says: Apr 13, 2014 8:04 PM

    There are no good NFL players on the fade. No one cares about no-name guys.
    ————-
    Makes you wonder why the KC Chokes continue to sign those no-good players. Aldon Smith was four years old the last time KC won a playoff game, by the way.

  42. Over $900 million spent on the TSA program to identify suspicious passengers…

    The number of terrorists arrested as a result of this spending: zero. Number of ridiculous incidents with normal citizens: uncountable.

    ———————–

    Number of planes hijacked in the United States since 9/11: zero.

    Number of incidents due to travelers acting like selfish idiots: uncountable.

  43. Ok, new Wonderlic question: “When standing in line at an airport, you A) talk about the weather, B) discuss your views on climate change or C) mention you have a BOMB” This question would be christened, “Aldon’s Waterloo.”

  44. Can’t begin to understand what he might have been thinking. Thank you TSA for doing your jobs.

  45. You could cut him to sent a message but the sharks in the in nfl would sign the next day(djax) so what do you do? Deal with it cause your a better team with him

  46. The 49ers have easily become the least classy franchise in football. That’s why ppl laugh when Richard Sherman calls out the players. They deserve no respect

  47. slick50ks says: Apr 13, 2014 8:04 PM

    There are no good NFL players on the fade. No one cares about no-name guys.
    ——————-
    The last time the KC Chokes won a playoff game, Joe Montana and Marcus Allen were the stars of the show. Hilljacks like slick50ks don’t make the connection.

  48. beastmode5150 says: Apr 13, 2014 7:55 PM

    You idiots claiming racism realize be yelled bomb right? Go away, it’s not 1955 west coast.

    Hey Idiot. He yelled that after he was Racially profiled!

  49. What are you talking about?

    I said Mom not BOMB, WHY WOULD I SAY BOMB? BOMB, BOMB BOMB.

    I’ve never said BOMB!

  50. How this guy wasn’t suspended by the NFL for his multiple DUIs and other issues while guys who smoke a little weed face season-long suspensions – what a joke. Goodell is such a hypocrite.

  51. well 49ers fan your 3-5 year window is closing super fast 1st the harbaugh getting rid of alex smith for no-name in kap then da coach almost demands a trade or gets traded, then the kap miami-situation with all that other aldon smith stuff too deal with hope u guys enjoyed the ride

  52. ‘Hey Idiot. He yelled that after he was Racially profiled!’

    Getting a second scan is not racial profiling..
    Fly enough and you’ll deal with it multiple times.. No matter the race..

  53. I NEVER I thought I would see the day where the Raiders club would be the choir boys of the Bay-Area NFL franchises and the 49ers would have a reserved spot in the weekly perp line-up. No consequences, no modification.

  54. What a joke of a non story. Seachicken fans riding the TMZ line for stories that make niners look bad – pathetic. Nothing to see here unless your a seachicken fan.

  55. O come on the Jets aren’t even this much of a circus!!!! Naked chicks in hospitals, Bombs in airports, what next? Not even close so don’t even bother!

  56. Yes the TSA tends to overreact, but you can’t argue with their results post 9/11. The closest they came to success was Richard Reid, the failed shoe bomber.

  57. The TSA? I’m surprised they weren’t busy frisking a 25 year old blonde or an elderly woman in a wheelchair.

    I’m in the unenviable position of siding with Aldon Smith.

  58. The TSA was doing its job, whatever that is.
    No racial profiling. Whoever is dropping that card is an idiot. I guess he’s saying that because a person isn’t white, they can never be checked randomly.
    The TSA won’t be going away, regardless. It’s a giant government bureaucracy now. Government officials’ entire careers revolve around it.
    Useful or not, it’s here to stay.

  59. If anything he made a sarcastic comment on a bomb. I know where that’s happened to a few people, statements like, “not like I have a bomb” turns an annoying incident into a federally annoying incident.

  60. I don’t know why everyone’s so upset it’s not like he was throwing gang signs up. LOL

  61. Use the Race card that always works..
    He’s on the 49ers, their fans stab someone once a season and nothing happens, so having a bomb in the security line or joking about it, is to be expected..No Comment ! NIL players shouldn’t even be arrested, waste of officers time. Great role Models

  62. It’s about money. Pay the guy because someone else will your troublemaker gives other teams primed ready and willing to sign a trouble maker if it makes them better. No team can monitor these ME GENERATION players.

  63. I’m white and was pulled for second screening on my last flight. How is he getting pulled for additional screening any different? Cut the racial crap.

  64. Those Harbaugh brothers sure have no discipline on their teams…Maybe the Ravens and 49ers can play in the prison bowl

  65. Aldon is going to get suspended again but without pay this time. Even if we release him, those Seahawks will try to grab him up. So a suspension without pay will happen.

  66. “Randomly Selected”. If he was white there would be no story to see here. Anyone who thinks random checks are without stereotypes is a fool. It’s a deep seeded condition that has been around since the 80’s.

    It’s like New York where you can carry a joint with relative ease, unless you’re black and told to empty your pockets. Someone has to fill those for profit prisons even though crime has been going down for decades now.

    They actually have a stop and frisk law that clearly shows the overwhelming majority of those stopped are black.

    John Egan, an eyewitness, told the San Jose Mercury News. “I heard him say, ‘I did nothing wrong.’ The whole thing ratcheted up from there. The cops were trying to calm him down. He wasn’t out of control, just agitated.”

  67. He is screwed If they decide to put him on the no fly list. Kiss you NFL career goodbye, unless someone wants him to play only Home games.

  68. The great 49er Empire is crumbling. Half that roster could be on the TV show “Lockup”

    If this idiot is not suspended for this escapade. Goodell and the NFL office is a joke.

  69. I blame Jim Harblahhh,its obvious he has lost the respect of his players.The”Who’s got it better” pitch that he learned from his Dad,screams of self-aragance.

  70. Most TSA folks are good people, and most of the time you don’t get flagged for secondary. But if you travel frequently you will be randomly flagged, and you will run into a-holes (like in any other profession). You just have to smile and go through the process. When it comes to TSA, you go with the flow, answer their questions, be cooperative and then if you have something to complain about you take a name and do it later.
    That’s not necessarily fair, but it’s the way it is.

    Smith travels every week. He should know better.

  71. Not saying he didn’t say it, but unless they have recorded evidence who’s to say the TSA agent didn’t lie as an act of revenge(don’t think they can’t be petty..they can) for him being difficult or misheard him

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