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Aldon Smith: Eventually you will overcome your immediate problems

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Before Monday night, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith’s last tweet was sent on April 13.

That was the same day that Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and it was the last time we heard anything from Smith publicly. The silent treatment has come to an end. Smith returned to Twitter on Monday with a message referencing the run of legal troubles that has left him at risk of being suspended for a portion of the 2014 season.

“Stay positive and always give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater tests,” Smith wrote.

The Los Angeles County Attorney is considering whether to bring charges against Smith after he was arrested for saying he had a bomb in the airport. He also has a court date scheduled next week on felony gun charges that have combined with the airport arrest to make a murky future for Smith. The 49ers exercised Smith’s 2015 option last week, although it is guaranteed against injury only so they could still part ways with him if there are further legal difficulties.

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54 Responses to “Aldon Smith: Eventually you will overcome your immediate problems”
  1. jimmyt says: May 6, 2014 10:04 AM

    Yeah, it also helps when you are a superstar athlete with a lot of money.

  2. cruelintentions662 says: May 6, 2014 10:04 AM

    Lord I hope so!!

  3. eagleswin says: May 6, 2014 10:07 AM

    The 49ers would love to have to stop making up lies so they can keep you in the lineup. That’s their immediate problem.

  4. ajpnsf says: May 6, 2014 10:08 AM

    I’m sure he said something like, “You guys act like I have a bomb or something.”

    I seriously doubt he said, “I have a bomb.”

  5. thegonz13 says: May 6, 2014 10:08 AM

    See, here’s the thing Aldon: your immediate problems are at the root of your FUTURE problems. So address them now.

  6. mrwalterisgod says: May 6, 2014 10:14 AM

    Such an organization full of wonderful people.

    Karma will catch up.

  7. romo2witten says: May 6, 2014 10:15 AM

    How much does this guy have to do to get suspended by the NFL? I am amazed that he has nothing from the NFL yet after watching Goodell drop the hammer on so many other players for single lesser offenses let alone 4 separate incidents.

  8. scoops1 says: May 6, 2014 10:20 AM

    a few drinks will not help you Aldon

  9. fordmandalay says: May 6, 2014 10:20 AM

    Don’t worry Aldon, clearly you’ve got a whole line-up of problems to take over when your ‘immediate’ problems are solved.

  10. roxtar10 says: May 6, 2014 10:23 AM

    Or eventually they will overcome you.

    Unfortunately, Aldon, it’s not a magical formula that just requires you to wait it out. You have to consciously make the change. Or, follow the path of Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell and the handful of others who wasted their talent because they felt their problems would just “go away” like they did for them when ever anything got tough growing up.

  11. stl333 says: May 6, 2014 10:25 AM

    Aldon Smith would be the last person I’d look to insightful advice, but I must say, that quote does carry weight. Well said.

  12. stl333 says: May 6, 2014 10:25 AM

    Aldon Smith would be the last person I’d look to insightful advice, but I must say, that quote does carry weight. Well said.

  13. Carl Brutananadilewski says: May 6, 2014 10:26 AM

    This is true Aldon, but if you are creating future “immidiate problems” before overcoming your curtrent “immidiate problems”, you will constantly be battling your problems, just saying

    Isnt that how the government works? Politicians create problems, then run a campaign on being the guy who will fix that problem, while creating a new problem to campaign against next time…

  14. purpleguy says: May 6, 2014 10:26 AM

    Immediate problems usually pass only because they become long term problems.

  15. joeblowsintoronto says: May 6, 2014 10:30 AM

    Yeah, and Toronto will get an NFL team and the Maple Leafs and Raptors will win a championship…..NOT!!!!!

  16. docsweeney says: May 6, 2014 10:36 AM

    “….eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and …”

    go out and create other problems for yourself.

    Thought I’d clean up that quote a bit.

    Shame, though. Talented guy with some serious issues that will likely never get cleared up.

  17. campcouch says: May 6, 2014 10:43 AM

    It’s the NFL. A sports organization. Him being a dummy doesn’t alter global economies,destabilize nations or put rainbows in the sky. He’s entertainment.

  18. lutch57 says: May 6, 2014 10:44 AM

    How much does this guy have to do to get suspended by the NFL? I am amazed that he has nothing from the NFL yet after watching Goodell drop the hammer on so many other players for single lesser offenses let alone 4 separate incidents.

    Its three incidents. One of which he hasnt been charged with. The other two he missed 5 games for when he went to rehab. He’s been convicted of nothing and is no longer facing felony charges in any of cases. For comparison look at Marshawn Lynch 2 DUIs one felony hit and run where he almost killed a woman drunk at 3am, 2 different sets of gun charges in two different states. He was suspended only three games.

  19. beardinals says: May 6, 2014 10:47 AM

    Saying it is A LOT different than doing it!!

  20. 12dat says: May 6, 2014 10:53 AM

    Yeah, I’m sure these issues will take care of themselves. The DUIs, being drunk at an airport and mentioning you have a bomb, getting stabbed at a house party, and firing guns into the air. All these things will just eventually take care of themselves I’m sure.

  21. bornahawker says: May 6, 2014 10:56 AM

    Smith is at a crossroads. We all reach one in life and his choices moving forward will create his future. Keep in mind an average person does not have his life on TV. Gotta root for the guy. Yes I am even a Seahawk fan. All people deserve the benefit of the doubt, something people forget too often.

  22. cguy7 says: May 6, 2014 10:59 AM

    How profound,… maybe you can start a career as a wordsmith when you piss away your NFL career Aldon. Tell your attorney or PR dude that quote makes no sense. Try this, you reap what you sow.

  23. wayneflores says: May 6, 2014 11:00 AM

    Courts always look the other way for NFL players.

  24. 1rockyracoon says: May 6, 2014 11:06 AM

    I love when people who create so many problems try to be philosophical. He talks as if his problems are coming from an outside source and not from within. Then again, he is being enabled by his team. They had him start a game right after he is arrested and then he goes and hides in rehab in order to avoid a suspension. He doesn’t have to be convicted of his crimes in order to be suspended by the league.

  25. kamthechancellor says: May 6, 2014 11:15 AM

    But when will he overcome his long-term problems?

  26. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 6, 2014 11:16 AM

    Money will overcome your immediate problems.

  27. thegrigga49 says: May 6, 2014 11:18 AM

    Best thing about Aldon, he hasn’t even come close to his true potential and is already dominant. This all must come extremely natural to him so when he finally learns how to be a true pro, we are looking at the NFLs all time leading sack artist. Yes he will eventually brake Bruce Smiths records. No doubt in my mind. So proud to call Aldon Smith a 49er.

  28. aldavis4president says: May 6, 2014 11:21 AM

    Niners are a joke. The league babies them and hands them little slaps on the wrists. I remember when dashon goldston was their daftey and I was telling all my niner friends this guy is the dirtiest hitter in the game! How does he not ever get flagged for anything! They called me a “hater” and what not. The next year he’s a buc and gets fined 100k +!! And a suspension for dirty hits. Funny how league protects its little darling teams! Karma has bitten them though, they missed their window for a super bowl ring, and their inability to draft decent players or high character players won’t help them in the future.

  29. dontouchmyjunk says: May 6, 2014 11:23 AM

    Yogi Smith!

  30. bennyb82 says: May 6, 2014 11:42 AM

    Sounds like tonight is a bar night…

  31. vikesr4reel says: May 6, 2014 11:51 AM

    He will completely implode by mid season from the embarrassment of being dominated by the lowly Seahawks!

  32. frotoon2 says: May 6, 2014 11:52 AM

    Like this idiot is suddenly qualified to give advice to anyone else.

  33. ravensfaninflorida says: May 6, 2014 11:55 AM

    Been silent for a while but now that he is back on Twitter we’ll see how long it takes before he says something or does something stupid again.

  34. jmc8888 says: May 6, 2014 11:58 AM

    “Stay positive and always give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater tests,”

    Deep Crazy Thoughts

    By Aldon Smith

    If you said crazier then a 3 dollar bill, you’re right!

  35. slugbaitspace says: May 6, 2014 11:58 AM

    You might be able to overcome the immediate problems, but you can’t fix stupid.

  36. cjjones5656 says: May 6, 2014 12:00 PM

    Not if you keep making new “immediate problems”

  37. denverdude7 says: May 6, 2014 12:01 PM

    Suspend this guy for a year so he can sort out his problems without having to worry about playing.

    I can’t quite shake the feeling that if he continues along the path he is on that some type of tragedy is just waiting for him.

  38. scandiman says: May 6, 2014 12:03 PM

    Eventually you will overcome your immediate problems so you can then move on to create new ones.

  39. officialgame says: May 6, 2014 12:17 PM

    Put it this way if he wasn’t a great player he would have been cut by now. It als shows how two faced most organizations are is dealing with their problem children and its why I gave the Eagles credit for releasing Desean Jackson. Instead the 49ers picked up Smith’s 5th year option.

  40. redandgoldhitman52 says: May 6, 2014 12:24 PM

    well according to most comments here, it seems everyone here is a saint ( not N.O. ). stay classy everyone.

  41. sweetnlow44 says: May 6, 2014 12:24 PM

    Ready for greater tests?! Dude, you’ve failed just about every test thrown at you so far. Don’t worry about greater tests until you go back and pass the tests you’ve already bombed.

  42. radrntn says: May 6, 2014 12:54 PM

    Q- Hey Aldon, have you ever heard of a thing called denial?

    A – “Why a matter of fact i have, it’s a river in Egypt.”

  43. jjackwagon says: May 6, 2014 1:30 PM

    Guess which team has the highest number of arrests over the last 12 months?
    Hint – It’s not across the bay and it’s not the Bengals.

  44. craigkintexas says: May 6, 2014 2:29 PM

    If nothing changes, nothing changes. You can’t bet on “eventually”. You have to participate in the change.

  45. squirrelthomas says: May 6, 2014 2:41 PM

    Sorry Aldon, can’t “overcome” stupid.

  46. Dogsweat says: May 6, 2014 3:07 PM

    When his play starts to suck, he will be gone.

    Sad what this once classiest franchise has become.

    Nothing more than Raider clones.

    What Walsh and Uncle built was all in vain.

    Their QB is the root of all this. He is an embarrassment to the 49er vine.

    He can’t even follow his own Tattoos.

  47. dontbugmeonsundays says: May 6, 2014 3:27 PM

    A lot of people on here acting as if they’re saints. Just waiting to bash on another man’s problems. It’s one thing to express your displeasure about what he did, but reading some of these comments and you can tell that a lot of these posts are nothing more than just a way for people to vent their own issues onto another man’s, just to make themselves feel better about them self. You guys just need to take a step back and look at all the stuff you did in your own life before you judge another man.

  48. deltaoracle says: May 6, 2014 3:44 PM

    He can’t handle the life of privilege that big money buys. Scarcely likely that he’s ready for any “greater tests.”

  49. jay1934 says: May 6, 2014 4:06 PM

    It would be nice if Smith cooperated and quit trying to be a comedian. AND QUIT DRINKING ANYTHING STRONGER THAN RASPBERRY ICE TEA (without any booze). Do you think he’ll get a third chance?

  50. onbucky96 says: May 6, 2014 4:18 PM

    Yeah Aldon, eventually your problems will go away. About the same time you go away, like 3-5 yrs away. Stay Classy San Francisco…

  51. harrisonhits2 says: May 6, 2014 4:29 PM

    Or you don’t overcome the problems and end up like Aaron Hernandez.

  52. coloradofort says: May 6, 2014 5:30 PM

    me thinks, a wire is crossed………

  53. snoqualmkanem says: May 6, 2014 9:23 PM

    “Its three incidents. One of which he hasnt been charged with. The other two he missed 5 games for when he went to rehab. He’s been convicted of nothing and is no longer facing felony charges in any of cases. For comparison look at Marshawn Lynch 2 DUIs one felony hit and run where he almost killed a woman drunk at 3am, 2 different sets of gun charges in two different states. He was suspended only three games.”

    The original comment was asking when the NFL would suspend him. his trip to rehab was self imposed with great encouragement from the Niner management in the hopes of avoiding a similar punishment from the NFL.

    Let’s look at Marshawn Lynch,
    One MISDEMEANOR hit and run that was settled for 100 dollars. NOT charged with DUI on that issue.
    ONE set of gun charges settled for community service and probation.
    ONE DUI settled for two years probation and he will have to attend six classes on driving safety and alcohol consumption in addition to a fine as a result of the plea bargain.

    Far cry from Aldon Smith territory.

  54. snoqualmkanem says: May 6, 2014 9:36 PM

    By the way, I haven’t seen anything of the results from the trial that was supposed to have taken place last week for Aldon.

    Oh, one more thing on Marshawn. Only one of those incidents occurred while he was a Seahawk.

    Regarding the Oakland DUI, his BAC was reported as .08 when he was stopped. Which is at the legal limit. Hardly rip roaring drunk…

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