Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/20/14

A new report by a Bay Area news station claims that troubled 49ers’ linebacker Aldon Smith received favorable treatment when arrested by the Santa Clara police. NBC Bay Area uncovered records that show Smith, after being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at 9:40 a.m. PT, was released at 11:20 a.m. PT, a mere 1.5 hours later. Smith enjoyed an expedited trip through the Santa Clara County Jail, according to court records and information uncovered by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit, and was released several hours earlier than standard procedure is supposed to allow An anonymous deputy told NBC Bay Area — on camera no less — that the handling of Smith’s arrest “did not follow typical jail protocols and procedures.” That deputy and other “jail staffers” said typically people arrested on such chargers are held for somewhere between five and eight hours. “Normal protocols were not followed,” the deputy said. “That means that preferential treatment was given to Aldon Smith.” I thought police officers hold each other to some type of code, but I guess this deputy has no problem snitching. Athletes and celebrities get favorable treatment from the law, just like they are unfairly targeted some times. Am I mad because he was released a few hours before most usually would be? No. This guy must be a Seahawks fan or something.

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