Aldon Smith, the 23-year-old All-Pro linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, had a bad day on Sept. 20 after hitting a tree with his pickup truck in San Jose, Calif., and then getting arrested “on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.”
Smith was released a short time after his arrest, according to Fox News. Aldon Smith still managed to make team practice on Friday.
Santa Clara County prosecutors have said they are considering criminal charges.
2012 Super Bowl coach for the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, said that Smith is still expected to play in this Sunday’s game when the Indianapolis Colts come to Candlestick Park.
Harbaugh went on to say that any consequences for Smith’s actions will come from the NFL, not from his coach.
"There will be consequences. There always is," Harbaugh said.
"Good or bad, we all have consequences."
Smith was released from police custody shortly after his arrest and after posting $5,250 bail.
He’s scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4.
Smith was selected as the 49ers’ MVP in 2012, setting the team’s record with 19 sacks.
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