Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to weapons charges


San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was in court Tuesday just two days after his first game back with the team to appear on three felony weapons charges stemming from an incident at a party in June 2012.

According to the Associated Press, Smith pleaded not guilty to all three charges of illegal possession of an assault weapon.

Detectives found five unregistered weapons in Smith’s house after coming to the residence after several shots were reportedly fired and two people were left injured.

Smith’s next court appearance on the weapons charges is scheduled for January 15. However, Smith is due in court next Tuesday to appear on DUI charges stemming from his early morning incident heading to the 49ers’ facility in September. Smith left the 49ers to enter a rehab facility before returning to the team last week.

17 responses to “Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to weapons charges

  1. Maybe the 9ers should let Smith go back to therapy. The 9ers went 5-0 while he was away, but lost both games he most recently played in.

  2. if he would have read what was on that door, next to his left arm, and took most of what it says to heart, perhaps he could have avoided that picture and the story that goes with it,,,instead he just looks guilty…

  3. “… the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    States like Kalifornia that can’t handle the 2nd Amendment should just break off and fall into the ocean…

  4. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

  5. They found 5 unregistered guns, and he pleads not guilty. The justice system is very flawed. I know it happens all the time, not guilty pleas, that is but really? Things need to change. The guy was basically caught red handed, why should he be able to plea this down or possibly get a suspended sentence just because of who he is? Any average person would be sitting in jail facing serious prison time. These double standards are why these type of people don’t feel they need to follow the same rules as the average person. It’s BS people.

  6. Love the picture. The sign on the glass door says “no drugs, no weapons, no food and no smoking”. How in the world did Aldon pass the security screening and get in?

  7. We, the jury, find the defendant, aldon Smith, guilty, of unlawful possession of a firearm and first degree being a classless moron in general

  8. The moment Harbough gave that above reproach presser I thought he better hope no one on the 49ers ever test’s positive for steroids. You would be naive to not not think at least 10 of every 53 players on every team is doing the exact same thing. Dumb comment that will continue to be proven wrong. Not that he would care

  9. coltzfan166 says:
    Nov 13, 2013 12:53 AM
    I’m confused, so he turned himself in and then says he didn’t do it?


    Not that isn’t what he is saying here at all. You hardly ever see anyone plead guilty at this point of the trial. If you plead guilty you give up all your rights and they can just throw the book at you. It is basically a negotiation process here. The prosecutor will start out trying to get everything he can to stick and the defender will argue it down.

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