Aldon Smith: Justice will be served, there was no DUI

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After he was released from jail following his third drunk driving arrest, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith denied that he had been driving drunk.

Smith told KGO in San Francisco this morning that he’s sorry he got himself in trouble again but he wasn’t driving under the influence.

“The people who are faithful remain faithful,” Smith said. “Simple as this: Justice will be served, the truth will come out, there’s no DUI. I’m sorry for anybody I let down, I’m sorry for the way this whole thing . . . I need to speak and I want everybody to understand, this wasn’t a DUI, the situation I had could have been handled differently and I apologize for everybody I did let down and I apologize for how it all played out. But as far as everything is concerned, it will work out the way it’s supposed to work out. That’s all.”

The Santa Clara Police Department says Smith will face charges of hit and run and vandalism in addition to DUI. Smith declined to explain what happened. He’ll just say he wasn’t driving drunk.

146 responses to “Aldon Smith: Justice will be served, there was no DUI

  1. He denies driving drunk, but not a DUI? Was he driving under the influence of something else?

  2. If they arrested him 0n dui either he took a breathalyzer and failed, in which case he was driving drunk, or he refused to take the breathalyzer and they determined he was drunk based on the traditional method.

    Or he refused to cooperate with either test in which case he most likely was drunk and the cops are well within their rights to charge him with dui.

  3. If Tom Brady can be suspended (4) games for doing absolutely nothing (except torch the league for like 15 years, and not cower to Bozo the Commish), Aldon Smith should be banned from the league, for life.

  4. He didn’t deny the Hit and Run or Vandalism charges. Just the DUI.

    Not sure why he thinks not being drunk will look better for him? At least if he was drunk he’d have an excuse for why he did the other stuff.

  5. “The arresting officers best recollection is mistaken. It is more probable that not totally credible there was no DUI”
    Ted Wells

  6. If he wasn’t DUI, it almost makes the other offenses look even worse if he was actually sober. This dude definitely has a couple screws loose.

  7. Hit and run is a felony just by itself.

    And yes if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test it is automatic DUI. I’m sure his Lawyer told him not to ever submit to one an his Lawyer will argue his case but I’m not sure Roger Goodell will fall for loopholes and such.

    Either way this goon will not be seeing the football field this year. This guy just don’t get it. But honestly anyone that makes a bomb threat even jokingly in an Airport is not someone who is going to make life easy on himself..or anyone around him.

  8. Does anyone find it a little odd that the Santa Clara PD is now taking to Twitter to announce arrests of high profile individuals? LOL…only in California!

  9. After Ray’s original suspension of 2 games, Goodell faced pressure to be more strict and suspends Aldon 14 games (in two seasons) and Josh Gordon & Greg Hardy for a full year.

    Now Goodell is facing the other kind of pressure for suspending Brady for 4 games (while deserving none, IMHO) so will that make him more lenient for Aldon this time around?

    Oh who am I kidding…3rd DUI in his young short-lived career. He’s gone!

    And I’m pissed (not shocked) but pissed!

  10. Why don’t we wait and find out what the facts are before convicting the man?

    Seriously, it seems to me that a number of posters here do nothing but attack and belittle other people on every thread. To them I say: “Get some frigging lives”.

  11. He blew a .08, but due to the temperature outside, it should have really been a .07. And he could prove he wasn’t DUI because he has all the exculpatory evidence on his phone, but unfortunately he destroyed it right before the police asked for it. But trust him, he’s innocent.

  12. rjpats says:
    Aug 7, 2015 12:07 PM
    “I was high! It’s completely different!”

    ——————————

    I didn’t know you could get a DUI for driving stoned. Please tell me – why did my suspension get reduced again?

    – L. Bell

  13. Roger will give him 2 games for this. Certainly not so egregious as possibly, maybe, being generally aware that someone might have let a pound of air out of a football. Or maybe they didn’t. But they could have.

  14. And last year when Harbaugh looked at his players and would yell “Who’s got it better than us?”, it mostly was true. As the people he was telling that to are now enjoying retirement and playing for actual contenders.

    But I still love my crappy ass team. Go Niners!

  15. Go screw yourself Aldon. Normal people don’t find themselves getting arrested for this nonsense three times so I don’t wanna hear the victim insinuation.

    Time for the Niners to do the right thing and release this hit. Amazing talent but just not worth his constant idiotic behavior. What a disgrace.

    -Niner fan

  16. Actually, if it’s a hit and run with property damage only, it’s a misdemeanor. If someone is injured in the crash, then it’s a felony.
    Either way…. Stupid is as stupid does!

  17. U guys act as if the police are always right! Some cops are just dirty I.e. Mike Brown! But I guess yall probably thought the cop was right in that too…smh at u CLOWNS!

  18. Yeah he wasn’t drunk, just drives like an idiot like everyone else in the bay area. Worst drivers in the country. I’m just glad the Santa Clara police are just as big of bandwagoners as the rest of the 9ers fanbase so they won’t cover up for these losers anymore now that they can’t make the playoffs

  19. He probably refused to take a field sobriety test and is clinging to that as proof as being sober. Just like Brady destroying his phone and saying he didn’t know he’d get in trouble for it.

  20. He blew a .08, but due to the temperature outside, it should have really been a .07. And he could prove he wasn’t DUI because he has all the exculpatory evidence on his phone, but unfortunately he destroyed it right before the police asked for it. But trust him, he’s innocent.

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha

  21. Sorry buddy, but all those riots aren’t getting anyone exonerated from the stuff they did wrong in the first place. If you were guilty, you were guilty no matter how much you wish you weren’t.

  22. Maybe he deserves a harsh penalty, maybe he doesn’t, but does he want Goodell serving as judge, jury and executioner? This is what the Brady fight is about. If Brady wins, Aldon Smith and others after hin will at least get a fair hearing. If Brady loses, then Goodell can act like Stalin, and the NFLPA will be unable to do anything about it.

  23. As soon as the 49ers drop him, Washington will sign him in a heartbeat. They even have a subway.

  24. If Aldon can isolate his alchoholic bouts to Friday night, he could convalesce on Saturday and be good to go by gametime Sunday.

  25. ** Santa Clara County Bail Schedule

    $25,000 for Hit-and-run
    $1,000 for vandalism

    Bail was $26,000.

    There was no DUI. He’s telling the truth!

    (that doesn’t mean he didn’t get in a vehicle-related accident and leave the scene)

  26. He knows that he might still hang on with everything else he’s been charged with, but a DUI could spell the end.

    If it is a DUI, he obviously has addiction issues and needs more help. If so, I hope he gets it. Punishment doesn’t solve addiction.

  27. “Looks like some of the offense will be playing both ways opening night against the Vikings.”

    and the 49ers are still favored in that game. Check it out for yourself. SKOLOL!

  28. canetic says:

    He blew a .08, but due to the temperature outside, it should have really been a .07. And he could prove he wasn’t DUI because he has all the exculpatory evidence on his phone, but unfortunately he destroyed it right before the police asked for it. But trust him, he’s innocent.
    ———————————————————
    Absolute classic!

  29. “I think we’ll give the players Thursday off from practice, what could possibly go wrong?” ~~~~LOL!!!

    I guess that wipes Aldon out for the season?

    49ers bout ta get REKT this season!!!

    Maybe the LeBron James of Rugby League Jarryd Hayne (Plane) can carry the team on his back!!! 😉

    Aldon it’s time to give up football bro! You’re too much of a “Wild Child” for the NFL, following rules & being disciplined just ain’t your thing brah!!! You need some kind of anti-establishment source of income, I’m just gonna throw (Knife Fighting) out there for you to think about… I think you would dominate with that reach!!! (Wingspan)

    P.s. Aldon if you do take up Knife Fighting remember “Never bring a knife to a gunfight” Capeesh!!!

  30. Isn’t it training camp? The one time of year when teams should know exactly where their players are in the middle of the night?

  31. Aldon got off REAL easy after his last DUI hit n run in which heft his car in someone’s front yard. Was super lucky he didn’t crash into the house….A tree is the only thing that stopped him. This guys gonna kill somebody. SF must release him and he’ll be suspended probably for a year.

  32. OK, DUI he says is false, but he does admit the hit & run plus the vandalism.

    But don’t worry 49er faithful, he is safe from being suspended because Goodell is too busy agonizing over as to when he is going to lose his job now that his illegal, unethical, and incompetent framejob on Brady and the Patriots have been exposed for all to see by the judge who unsealed the records Goodell wanted sealed.

  33. Hahaha someone said that the Vikings were going to dominate us that’s the best joke I’ve heard all day ok let’s get this straight Aldon didn’t play last year until that last 6 games and he basically did zip now Ahmahd Brooks will step in his role and Aaron Lynch will take 1st reps no big deal with Eli Harold looking awesome he along with Lemonier who needs to step up we still are he’ll of a lot better than most teams especially the Vikings who don’t even know who their qb is.This is a little set back but now we won’t have a problem with Brooks crying about playing time.

  34. Hahaha someone said that the Vikings were going to dominate us that’s the best joke I’ve heard all day ok let’s get this straight Aldon didn’t play last year until that last 6 games and he basically did zip now Ahmahd Brooks will step in his role and Aaron Lynch will take 1st reps no big deal with Eli Harold looking awesome he along with Lemonier who needs to step up, we still are hell of a lot better than most teams especially the Vikings who don’t even know who their qb is.This is a little set back but now we won’t have a problem with Brooks crying about playing time.

  35. What is wrong with Smith? Even if he wasn’t drunk, he left the scene of an accident that caused property damage to someone else’s property. Depending on how much damage he did, he could be charged with a felony. What made him think it was okay to flee the accident scene instead of stepping up like a man and acting responsibly?

    What a waste of talent. . . .

  36. I remember when I was a kid in the 60’s, Football players were our Heroes, stand up Folks with just a few bad guys.
    Now it has flipped the other way..
    If the League is 66% Black, why is it 90% of the stories are non Whites? This is a serious question.. Are the reporters ignoring the White folks that get in trouble with the Law?
    Don’t read into this, it is an honest question. Is there something starting in School that needs done?
    I’m ashamed to see my Grand kids Idolizing Pro Athletes.

  37. Pay off a fall guy since it was a hit n run he’ll say he wasn’t driving… Popcorn ready for this brainiacs defense.

  38. Hey Trent, Jed, and Tomsula,

    You can sign him to that long term contract on the cheap today. What an implosion in Santa Clara land.

    Let’s see how the Santa Clara Faithful spin this one……….

  39. Aldon is “Toast” ! Better get used to asking customers if they would like that order “Super-Sized”…………..Greatest talent that “never was.”

  40. A 3rd DUI in California within 10 years is a Felony. God man, i believe that he’s done in the NFL after this but he needs to get sober (off everything) and improve his quality of life. He’s going to have a great deal of free time to reflect on that………………..

  41. Pats fans need to just go away. Its not like Mike doesn’t give you a couple articles a day for you to whine and then you need to bring it to an unrelated article? I believe I speak for most when I say we are tired of the whining!

  42. No matter how long the NFL suspends him for, there will still be idiots who criticize Goodell for the suspension and idiots who back the NFLPA when they try to get his suspension reduced. What has to happen for the NFLPA to not try to get a suspension reduced?

  43. rocketmcstonebreaker says:
    Aug 7, 2015 12:15 PM

    If Tom Brady can be suspended (4) games for doing absolutely nothing (except torch the league for like 15 years, and not cower to Bozo the Commish), Aldon Smith should be banned from the league, for life.
    =======================

    Good points.

    Other than never playing a season in the NFL without some form of cheating scheme or another, Brady is completely innocent.

    Cheers

  44. At the very least, this guy has serious flaws in his judgement making skills. . Serious pathological problems involving impulse decisions. He needs evaluation. And to hit rock bottom.

  45. I rarely find a reason to feel sorry for an NFL head coach, but I certainly feel bad for Jim Tomsula. I have no idea if he will make a good head coach but with all the challenges he has faced as the Niners head man, I wonder if he’ll even get a fair shot. What other guy has faced half as many negatives before the first game is even played.

  46. What an absolute waste of talent! Now Aldon Smith is just another cautionary tale for teams that are willing to take a flyer on players with character concerns!!!

  47. He’s already Packing up for Jerrah and the Boys..
    I heard they were changing their Spring Practice site, the Nearest Penitentiary to Dallas..
    Record? What’s a Record? Oh yeah! One of those Black things that spins on a Stereo…

  48. He got cut so to some extent it already has been. Fifty million dollar talent…fifty cent head

  49. And you want us to believe you because of how well you have behaved in the past or the fact that this is your first time being arrested…wait a minute wrong script…guys I had Brady’s script not Smith’s. Ok lets do this again.

  50. My God they still have the 49ers by 3.5 over the Vikings game one!…. I will be investing in that one…
    Easy money. What a train Wreck.. and you are right,
    I feel not only for the Coach but the fans.
    See what you get when you let the Players run the team.
    Eddy.D That SMS, (Short Man Syndrome) has baked your Brain

  51. “I’m 100% sure he isn’t on medication for his mental issues and that’s not the cause of this. I don’t have time to read he took a field sobriety test and provided a urine sample after he was arrested so eventually those results will come out. I just need to be hateful to this guy who I don’t know personally because he hit a parked car and get himself together long enough to be a millionaire. I know I would”.

  52. ngbradley says:
    Aug 7, 2015 1:10 PM
    ** Santa Clara County Bail Schedule

    $25,000 for Hit-and-run
    $1,000 for vandalism

    Bail was $26,000.

    There was no DUI. He’s telling the truth!

    (that doesn’t mean he didn’t get in a vehicle-related accident and leave the scene)
    ******************************
    Or the police are holding off on the DUI charge until the sample is tested.

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