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Plea deal could be coming in Aldon Smith weapons/DUI case


The complicated legal docket of 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith could be getting streamlined.  Considerably.

Per multiple reports, Smith is in court for a status conference on his pending weapons and DUI charges.  There’s widespread belief that a plea deal could be coming for one or both cases.

Any acceptance of responsibility by Smith on either charge will open him up to scrutiny.  The DUI situation falls under the substance-abuse policy; the weapons charges land under the personal conduct policy.

His past alcohol-related offense could result in a suspension this time around, and the weapons charges could result in a separate suspension.  Smith also faces potential criminal charges for the incident at an airport security line, where he joked about having a bomb after receiving extra screening.

Smith has 42 sacks in 43 career regular-season games, a fact that surely has prompted the franchise to be far more patient than it would have been with a lesser player.

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31 Responses to “Plea deal could be coming in Aldon Smith weapons/DUI case”
  1. ydousuk says: May 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    Above reproach……

    Go Hawks

  2. unbridledsexy says: May 21, 2014 5:28 PM

    At what point do the Niners say “enough is enough”

  3. barsfordays says: May 21, 2014 5:28 PM

    Hes gonna snitch!!! This guys a phony! Like the rest of the 49ers roster!!!!!

  4. seanb20124 says: May 21, 2014 5:31 PM

    Probation before judgement should be the outcome. He is rich and should be treated as such.

  5. dalfanforever says: May 21, 2014 5:32 PM

    You and I would be in jail awaiting trial. An athlete? No so much…

  6. shayeezy says: May 21, 2014 5:32 PM

    “above reproach”

  7. thebirdofprey2 says: May 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    Al. Smith rap sheet is exactly what this era 49ers are all about. No class, no championships

  8. doctorrustbelt says: May 21, 2014 5:40 PM

    SOLUTION: Enable aldon smith until he isn’t a valuable athletic commodity

  9. fifthmaze says: May 21, 2014 5:41 PM

    Being an excellent performer on the field has its privileges. Jimmy Johnson didn’t treat his players equally and has said as much. Nor did Bill Parcells, with “his guys.”

  10. mcguenther13 says: May 21, 2014 5:41 PM

    Lesser player or not, he is under a contractual obligation and still has to adhere by the RULES, if he is not suspended by the league then we have major flaws

  11. wininer says: May 21, 2014 5:41 PM

    0 chance he gets any discipline for the guns. See bought guns legally purchased weapons that required slight altering in CA.

  12. hopper15 says: May 21, 2014 5:42 PM

    He’s not going to see any jail time.

  13. trollhammer20 says: May 21, 2014 5:43 PM

    He’ll get off easy. Meanwhile, the county DA just got upgraded to an executive suite in the new stadium. Go figure.

  14. allidoiswin55 says: May 21, 2014 5:48 PM

    Good try “he bought legal guns” someone was shot at a party by one of those guns they could not pin it on him so they went after the legality of the weapons . C’mon man common sense should be applied . Regular person goes to jail with his track record but nfl suspension is a must seeing how this guy has not even lost a game check due to any sort of suspension .

    He deserves 8 games to a year all his actions have or Could have affected innocent people not just himself !

  15. motown81 says: May 21, 2014 5:54 PM

    Maybe he can share a cell with Irsay.

  16. sweetnlow44 says: May 21, 2014 5:54 PM

    The NFL will continue to look the other way regarding this guy.

  17. sidbrown210 says: May 21, 2014 5:59 PM

    DUI charge isn’t going anywhere. The weapons charge – he didn’t hurt anyone. I can see a plea of “no contest” and even then the league isn’t going to go hard on him because he’s already been through rehab. The airport situation – if it comes out, as I suspect that the TSA was being ridiculous in their assessment, which is highly likely, and the word “bomb” was never used, it will lessen any reason Goodell will have to punish him severely.

  18. mazenblue says: May 21, 2014 6:04 PM

    I know someone that actually went to prison for their firearm possession. Just show the hypocrisy of having money and your position in pop culture in the USA. Him and Bieber get the same treatment. As does Irsay.

  19. goldrush36 says: May 21, 2014 6:14 PM

    Another genius.. even the victim said it wasn’t Aldon or his gun. He sued because it happened on his property, and the guns were legally purchased. He didn’t buy a ridiculous $20 bullet button to make it CA compliant. Wouldn’t expect another bandwagon hawk fan to understand that though.

  20. z06vision says: May 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    Just go to the same rehab place as Ray Rice. No jail, No prison and No NFL suspension.

  21. snoqualmkanem says: May 21, 2014 6:25 PM

    His having been through rehab once, should be hindrance not a help.
    If the rehab had worked, they wouldn’t be having trouble.

  22. snoqualmkanem says: May 21, 2014 6:27 PM

    I thought the airport issue had been bounced between jurisdictions and nobody wanted to charge him?
    Thought it was a dead issue.

  23. aceakking says: May 21, 2014 6:27 PM

    “Plea Deals” are two words the 49ers will learn to get used to as the season goes by.

  24. sonofad says: May 21, 2014 6:34 PM

    The Vikings are very safety conscious. They don’t keep any weapons.

  25. nickmiller63 says: May 21, 2014 6:41 PM

    If course he is treated differently because he is a valuable employee. Same as he would be in any other business. It’s not football, it’s not the niners, it’s business.

  26. bert1913 says: May 21, 2014 6:44 PM

    after the legal system is through with him, then the nfl will have their turn

  27. joey49er says: May 21, 2014 6:45 PM

    Hey aldon will walk from this! write it down..
    He will be in the game against seattle guaranteed…Best pass rusher period
    gooooo 49ers

  28. zachameen says: May 21, 2014 8:05 PM

    Aldon you have our full support.

  29. mickmars says: May 22, 2014 6:47 AM

    He’s an peach,a veritable pillar of society.He’s just misunderstood….

  30. sb44champs says: May 22, 2014 8:48 AM

    If Aldon Smith played for the Saints, Goodell wouldv’e kicked him out the league already..

  31. keads12 says: May 22, 2014 9:58 AM

    Purposefully disregarding Aldon Smith’s situation as well as Ray Rice? Im pretty sure the two of them have some rather serious allegations with no league discipline yet.

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