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Report: Aldon Smith to meet with Goodell on August 8


49ers linebacker Aldon Smith took a trip to Los Angeles on Wednesday for a hearing wrapping up the case stemming from his ill-advised fake bomb threat at LAX earlier this year.

Smith avoided charges in that incident, but he was sentenced to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges that could also lead to discipline from the league. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Smith will be in New York on Friday, August 8 to discuss that possibility with NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will likely be asked about the report at some point, but we wouldn’t expect him to offer up a confirmation.

Schefter writes that Smith is facing a “significant suspension” as a result of multiple infractions, an opinion that’s held by many others as well. That was also the case when Ravens running back Ray Rice was facing a suspension, though, and it appears that he and his wife were able to convince Goodell to go a different direction during their meeting. Smith will likely try to do the same by focusing on the trip to rehab that kept him out of five games last season and the fact that he’s been sober since then.

If the meeting does go down on the 8th, it will come at the end of a busy stretch for Goodell. He’s scheduled to meet with Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent and a media contingent looking for answers on the Rice suspension between now and the reported meeting with Smith.

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41 Responses to “Report: Aldon Smith to meet with Goodell on August 8”
  1. dmarado says: Jul 31, 2014 8:11 AM

    Get ready for your week-long stay in timeout, Smith. No video games either!

  2. joetoronto says: Jul 31, 2014 8:13 AM

    This guy is dangerously stupid.

  3. number1hawkfan says: Jul 31, 2014 8:17 AM

    Uh oh! Looks like harbaby and the whiners are going to be “reproached?” by the media. Can’t wait till we see the biggest whiner in football flopping around on the sidelines like a fish when he’s getting beat by the Seahawks. It’s annoying and funny to watch this guys tantrums on the field. Biggest baby in football.

  4. sb44champs says: Jul 31, 2014 8:32 AM

    Slap on the wrist… If Aldon Smith played for the Saints it would be out for the year!

  5. jimmyt says: Jul 31, 2014 8:32 AM

    Ray Rice was suspended? First I heard of it.

  6. linemanguy74 says: Jul 31, 2014 8:48 AM

    Pat him on back and tell him “good job”

  7. 16nyniner80 says: Jul 31, 2014 8:56 AM

    Smith should bring Rice’s wife with him to that meeting as well. LOL

  8. jimthebuilder27 says: Jul 31, 2014 9:02 AM

    Suspend him Roger. Stop playing favorites!

  9. higheriqthanyou says: Jul 31, 2014 9:06 AM

    After Rice, and considering no pot, I’d guess a 1 quarter suspension.

  10. floratiotime says: Jul 31, 2014 9:12 AM

    Can we just admit that this guy is a crazy, money grubbing underachiever ? The other guy is Aldon Smith.

  11. thejuddstir says: Jul 31, 2014 9:16 AM

    Smith, Josh Brent, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis D. Suh, etc. etc. The point being that players have quickly learned how to be children around “dad” (Goodell). Break the rules, get in trouble and when your parents discipline you, go shed a tear, pout, bat your eyes at “dad” and he will surely reduce your discipline. NFL discipline has become a real joke, players know they only have to go meet with Roger and all is well…..if not, threaten to appeal or sue and he will definitely cave in then.

  12. 5trophysbythebay says: Jul 31, 2014 9:18 AM

    2-4 games max.

  13. zam0854 says: Jul 31, 2014 9:24 AM

    How many times does a clown in a circus have to mess up until the owner tells him he’s not allowed back?

  14. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Jul 31, 2014 9:33 AM

    This guy along with Ray Rice deserve to NOT see the football field in 2014.

  15. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 31, 2014 9:35 AM


  16. u4iadman says: Jul 31, 2014 9:36 AM

    Suspend this fool for a year. No excuse.
    Bet Harbaugh whines.

  17. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jul 31, 2014 9:38 AM

    Here’s the simple truth with Aldon from a non football perspective. He has about a 1% chance to stay sober. Most alkie’s and addicts go right back to using once the heat blows over. He’s a big time long shot.

    His life, his professional career, and his sanity is all on the line this year. Will he make it or will he combust? I hope he makes it and find inner peace and purpose.

    Word from Niner camp is he’s unblock able. Simply dominant like never before

  18. 23rdusernameused says: Jul 31, 2014 9:42 AM

    4 games…
    yes, this guy is super duper stupid dumb!
    really Aldon, bomb threat, how dumb do you have to be?!?! He probably called it in on his cell phone as well!! DOH

  19. seatownballers says: Jul 31, 2014 9:44 AM

    No orange slices at half time till week 7

  20. RegisHawk says: Jul 31, 2014 9:55 AM

    He’s still drinking. Go ahead and let him off easy, he’s bound to crash another car.

  21. hogue34 says: Jul 31, 2014 9:58 AM

    Well, if Godell puts DUI in the same category as domestic violence then he should be just fine.
    I agree…if he was on the Saints…..lifetime ban!

  22. notthetroll says: Jul 31, 2014 10:16 AM

    comments on these stories fall into lines with team affiliation.

  23. horsepedlr says: Jul 31, 2014 10:42 AM

    wasn’t the excuse for the bomb threat he was intoxicated. rehab worked real well there.

  24. 509seahawks says: Jul 31, 2014 10:44 AM

    Where are they meeting? The circus? Couple of clowns Godell and Smith are.

  25. ghost26 says: Jul 31, 2014 10:48 AM

    Aldon has been suspended before & will most likely get 4 games.

  26. yooperman says: Jul 31, 2014 11:09 AM

    Show Roger your knife scares, maybe he will feel sorry for you.

  27. ngbradley says: Jul 31, 2014 11:38 AM

    He went to rehab voluntarily and I imagine that’s something the NFL wants to encourage. As a result, I believe he’ll be credited for the 5 games he voluntarily missed. So, 6-8 game suspension reduced to 1-3 due to rehab.

    Also, there was no bomb threat.

  28. RegisHawk says: Jul 31, 2014 11:44 AM

    He made the bomb threat because he was drunk and showing no judgment.

  29. sfsugator says: Jul 31, 2014 11:49 AM

    Roger will suspend him for 1 preseason game.

  30. i thumbs down your comment says: Jul 31, 2014 11:53 AM

    People still talking about the “bomb threat” haven’t read the details. Just surface headline reading folks without a clue.

    Mostly seattle fans.

  31. stampede101 says: Jul 31, 2014 12:02 PM

    8 games. W/ appeal reduced to 4-6 games.

  32. isaidjoemontegna says: Jul 31, 2014 12:29 PM

    It’s good, for his sake, that some of you people weren’t his judge. You’d have him hanged for a DUI. It’s also good that he’ll be around for a long long time, lighting up your qb.

  33. sonoco says: Jul 31, 2014 12:35 PM

    The only report from LAPD on Aldon Smith being “drunk” was “He wasn’t considered to be intoxicated but it appeared that he “may” have been drinking earlier in the day.” Look it up.

  34. RegisHawk says: Jul 31, 2014 1:04 PM

    Doesn’t matter how many times you wipe it out, it’s still the truth:

    “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 toward the gate area,” Sgt. Karla Ortiz said in a statement.

    It was unclear whether Smith had been drinking alcohol, but it was “not relevant or a factor for his arrest and booking,” Ortiz said.

  35. u4iadman says: Jul 31, 2014 1:32 PM


  36. kevo95 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:22 PM

    Give him 6 game suspension don’t be a punk Rodger

  37. rcali says: Jul 31, 2014 4:18 PM

    Boy would I love to be a fly on the wall during this meeting. Interested to see what “The San Francisco/Santa Clara NFL Franchise” is going to do.

  38. 64post says: Jul 31, 2014 11:49 PM

    rcali says:
    Jul 31, 2014 4:18 PM
    Boy would I love to be a fly on the wall during this meeting. Interested to see what “The San Francisco/Santa Clara NFL Franchise” is going to do.
    They’re going to go with the next man up, Corey Lemoier, Lynch or Dan Skuta

  39. lutch57 says: Aug 1, 2014 4:41 PM

    Guy has already missed 5 games, 5 game suspension with time missed considered. He misses no time this year.

    Considering precedent has been set w Marshawn Lynch who has exactly the same rap sheet except he ran over and almost killed a lady drunk and only missed 3 games.

  40. RegisHawk says: Aug 7, 2014 9:15 AM

    Marshawn didn’t shoot off any guns.

    Marshawn also blew 0.10 whereas Aldon blew 0.19 twice on the charges he paid to have go away and 0.16 on these current ones. Who knows what his BAC would have been if LAX had bothered to test him.

    But I can see why you feel the need to make comparisons. If Smith actually had to deal with the consequences of his actions, rather than make excuses and comparisons, he’d probably be in jail as we type.

  41. RegisHawk says: Sep 2, 2014 9:00 AM


    4 games for violation of policy for abuse of substance.
    5 games for violation of policy for personal conduct.

    9 games.

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