Found September 22, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Aldon Smith is starting Sunday for the Niners, for some stupid **** reason. But the Niners might be forcing him to stay away from the field for an extended time, and it won’t be because of a suspension. From Eric Branch: Two days after Aldon Smith was arrested at 7:02 a.m. for suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession, the 49ers will push for their All-Pro outside linebacker to enter a rehab facility this week, according to ESPN and FOX Sports. FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer said, via Twitter, that people close to Smith, who was arrested for DUI in January 2012, are concerned about him and are encouraging him to seek treatment for a substance-abuse problem. No decision, however, has been made. When the NFL inevitably suspends him, he’s going to have nothing better to do. [SF Gate]
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