A sane, sober person wouldn’t joke about having a bomb to a TSA agent. Which raised real questions regarding 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith’s sanity and/or sobriety on Sunday.
A police officer told Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area that it alcohol may have been a factor in Smith’s behavior.
“He was not what we considered to be intoxicated,” LAX Police Sgt. Karla Ortiz told Maiocco. “But he appeared as if he had been drinking earlier in the day.”
No blood-alcohol test was administered, because his level of intoxication, if any, was irrelevant to the incident.
It’s a question that becomes highly relevant to Smith’s overall health and well-being. Rehab appeared to have been successful. If that’s not the case, the player and the team have much bigger issues to address than whether Smith said something very stupid in an airport security line.