Report: Aldon Smith had blood alcohol level of 0.40

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Aldon Smith arrived at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for ankle monitoring Friday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40, Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Smith immediately was arrested for a violation of his parole.

He appeared briefly in court Wednesday and remains in jail custody, per Sernoffsky, with his next destination likely an in-custody, residential rehab facility.

The list of pending charges against Smith now includes three separate counts of contempt of court. Smith previously was arrested for violating the terms of a protective order arising from a domestic violence arrest and had a bench warrant issued for his arrest after failing to appear at a court hearing.

The former NFL linebacker has not played in the league since 2015 and likely never will again.

59 responses to “Report: Aldon Smith had blood alcohol level of 0.40

  1. There is drunk and then their is dead drunk. He was literally real close to being DEAD drunk.

  2. An 0.40? Incredible. I can’t even begin to imagine the hangover. I wonder how much he will remember. Did they have to pour him out of the car?

  3. This dude isn’t just giving up on football, but he’s giving up on life. I always thought he was just being an idiot, but now I’m starting to feel bad for him. This kid needs help, or to help himself.

  4. How much does a man that size have to drink to be at 0.40? Much more than most of us, I’m guessing.

  5. I’m not sure whats more impressive.

    The number itself… or the sheer amount of liquor it would take for a man that size to get to .40

  6. When your BAC is that high, you never feel right until you’ve had at least 2 or 3 drinks just get started. That only gets you to feeling normal. From there, you start really drinking.

  7. Yes let’s lock substance abusers in metal cages.
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    Or we could let them roam the streets and endanger innocent men, women and children that have things worth living for…

  8. It takes someone very gifted physically to be able to move anywhere with .40 in his system…

  9. Getting to .40 is almost as unbelievable as living once you have done it. I hope he gets help. He’s too young. All the kid has ever known is football.

  10. The first comment is spot on. My father blew on 0.36 once and the Drs. at the hospital said he was lucky to live through it. He went to detox, joined AA and never drank again, but still poured my mom a glass of wine each day. I hope Aldon somehow finds the help he so desperately needs.

  11. The man is obviously a alcoholic. He won’t get help himself so the state needs to step in and hold him for 30 days. He also needs counseling…it’s tough road especially when u can’t admit you have a problem. I hope he can turn it around.

  12. .40 isnt an alcoholic….its a person who likely doesnt care if he lives or dies. He doesnt need to be held for 30 days, he likely needs to be held upwards of 6 months to a year…and even then, unless he gets his head straight, that will not ultimately help.

    PS…4 normal drinks within an hour will just about get you up to a .08. A guy who is drinking to a .40 isnt “feeling good” until he’s had about a fifth. Thats insanity.

  13. minnesotablizzard says:
    Yes let’s lock substance abusers in metal cages. That will teach them? Can I also interest you in some for profit prisons?
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    How long until Aldon Smith kills someone on the road or beats someone to death while he’s blotto?
    If he gets “locked in a metal cage” it won’t be to “teach” him anything. It will be to keep him away from the rest of us.

  14. He’s in psychological pain. It’s obvious. He’s not the first to use substance abuse in an attempt to cope. Why throw stones at him when everyone has someone in their family that does the identical thing? Hypocrites!

  15. He better get used to being behind bars. He doesn’t seem capable of staying out of trouble.

  16. minnesotablizzard says:
    April 11, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    Yes let’s lock substance abusers in metal cages. That will teach them? Can I also interest you in some for profit prisons? Nothing to see here…move along citizen
    ********”
    Maybe the courts should try ordering therapy, rehab, and alcohol monitoring so they can really help him. Oh wait, they’ve done that. 5 times in the last 3 years. An addict cannot be cured until they’re ready. He has been given so many chances that the only remaining option is incarceration.

  17. Alcoholism is a horrible problem. Destroys lives and families. And easier to deny than for the one to see all they have done. So they just find other alcoholics to be with…only need one to enable them. Sadly it’s also a problem that families often hid from others. Needs much more attention while we talk about other social issues this one is often ignored. Maybe those who destroyed others should share more openly instead of Anonymously? Maybe those who are ruining their lives and ruined others would take more responsibility if it wasn’t such a hush hush problem

  18. silverandblack052099 says:
    A .40 is beyond intoxicated. How was he even able to walk in for his monitoring? Even the worst of public defenders will immediately challenge that reading in court.
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    What’s your point?
    His reading was FOUR TIMES over the legal limit. If that reading was somehow off by as much as half (0.20) — and I strongly doubt that it was — he’d still be more than double over the legal limit (0.08). If so, he’d still have committed yet another parole violation, would still have racked up his third contempt of court charge, and would still have presented a danger to the public at large.

  19. i thought no one got arrested in california. no im not kidding. the governor pardons convicted felons, and everything just short of murder is treated as a minor offense. does california even have jails?

  20. aarons444 says:
    April 11, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    Yes let’s lock substance abusers in metal cages.
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    Or we could let them roam the streets and endanger innocent men, women and children that have things worth living for…

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    Or we could get them the help they need. I do NOT care for Aldon Smith. But alot of this crap was created from the Reagan admin when they released the mentally ill to the streets to line their own pockets & the pockets of their rich constituents. A nation has a responsibility to take care of their sick. Clearly, Aldon Smith is SICK & needs to be in a hospital for the mentally ill.

  21. dregonspengler says:
    April 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    silverandblack052099 says:
    A .40 is beyond intoxicated. How was he even able to walk in for his monitoring? Even the worst of public defenders will immediately challenge that reading in court.
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    What’s your point?
    His reading was FOUR TIMES over the legal limit. If that reading was somehow off by as much as half (0.20) — and I strongly doubt that it was — he’d still be more than double over the legal limit (0.08). If so, he’d still have committed yet another parole violation, would still have racked up his third contempt of court charge, and would still have presented a danger to the public at large.
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    I freely admit when I read .40 I doubted the equipment too and not because I was thinking about his court case but because…

    Per the NIH:
    0.200-0.249% Needs assistance in walking; total mental confusion. Dysphoria with nausea and vomiting; possible blackout.
    0.250-0.399% Alcohol poisoning. Loss of consciousness.
    0.40% + Onset of coma, possible death due to respiratory arrest.

  22. Some people should take the time to appreciate that someone at some point taught them “common sense” when they were young.

    I almost feel bad for Aldon. This guy either has the worst thought process and deserves to be locked up or someone dropped the ball with him early.

    Showing up beyond drunk to pick up an ankle monitor is just a level of bad decision making that baffles me.

  23. Aldon needs serious help. There had to be something that triggered this level of substance abuse. This man threw away a 100 million dollar career to play with guns and drink excessively.

    Just so u know how drunk he was at a probation appointment here are the effects of alcohol at different concentrations…

    0.20 BAC: Felling dazed, confused or otherwise disoriented. May need help to stand or walk. If you injure yourself you may not feel the pain. Some people experience nausea and vomiting at this level. The gag reflex is impaired and you can choke if you do vomit. Blackouts are likely at this level so you may not remember what has happened.

    0.25 BAC: All mental, physical and sensory functions are severely impaired. Increased risk of asphyxiation from choking on vomit and of seriously injuring yourself by falls or other accidents.

    0.30 BAC: STUPOR. You have little comprehension of where you are. You may pass out suddenly and be difficult to awaken.

    0.35 BAC: Coma is possible. This is the level of surgical anesthesia.

    0.40 BAC and up: Onset of coma, and possible death due to
    respiratory arrest.

  24. I’m not surprised by his actions anymore, I am genuinely concerned for him. He’s spiraled out of control and he needs help.

  25. His liver is not going to last much longer & he will die when it does. That is probably going to be the only thing that stops his drinking. What a waste of talent. Hopefully, he will realize the self-destructiveness of his current path & seek help. Otherwise…

  26. When you are that deep into alcoholism you don’t care about your liver or dying. You have no feelings for your family. You are at the point of the alcohol controlling who you are and what you do. The level of pain you cause others is not seen bc your brain justifies you life and actions to keep getting the addiction satisfied. When sober it forces you to face all you have done and that often becomes more than you are willing to do. They have support groups for families of alcoholics because it’s also so destructive to them as well. Some people make the conscious decisions to live their lives like he is. And unless HE decides it’s not the life he wants and begins to care about others more than his addiction, he won’t ever get the help he needs. It’s really very sad when a wonderful person turns into a nightmare because of addiction

  27. Alcoholism is a powerful demon. Couple that with what I am sure is depression from the consequences of actions leading him out of the NFL….I hope he finds the strength to overcome.

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