Aldon Smith feels like he let everybody down


After a strong rookie season last year, 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has had a rough offseason: He was arrested for drunk driving in January and suffered minor stab wounds when a fight broke out at a party at his house in June. In his first comments since then, Smith says he learned that he needs to stop finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Letting everyone down was probably the saddest part. I’m back to 100 percent and I’m ready to go,” Smith said. “After the incidents that happened and the expectations that were set for me, I feel like I let the fans and everybody down.”

Smith said he wasn’t badly injured in the stabbing, but he did need staples to close his wounds.

“I’m good. I’m alright. I’m all healed up and ready to go,” Smith said.

The 49ers need Smith, who had 14 sacks as a rookie, to be ready to go on the field. And to stop letting everybody down off the field.