The 49ers held their practice on Friday afternoon and were available to the media in the locker room afterwards. Aldon Smith was arrested for a DUI earlier this morning and spent a short time at the county jail. He was later released on bail.
Here are some reactions from the 49ers on the incident:
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh:
Harbaugh had minimal comments saying he was "disappointed" with Aldon Smith but expects him to play and work on Sunday. He wouldn't go into detail indirectly saying it would be up to the league to suspend him in the future.
Rogers wanted to move on from the incident, saying the team is not distracted from it. The veteran CB said he was thinking about the Colts after a blowout loss to the Seahawks.
"We are advised to be the person we should be both on and off the field. I don't think [Aldon Smith's] DUI will be a distraction. This team is strong. We're still salty about last week's loss and we have Indy, [which] that's our main focus."
Smith said the DUI is not a distraction in the locker room and believes some people spin Aldon Smith's story the wrong way. He believes Aldon Smith is fine, but had some bad things happen to him this morning. Smith says everyone has a bad moment and in this case, it happened to Aldon Smith.
"This is not a distraction. "[In the NFL], you come to work and play the game. I'm not concerned, [because] he has his head on straight. Sometimes stuff just happens. If you went looking through someone's past, you'd see something on everybody."
Davis remembered his past when he first entered into the league and needed to straighten himself out. He was optimistic that Aldon Smith can turn things around and learn from his mistakes.
"In terms of staying out of trouble, he's a young guy. You go through a phase in your life. Things that you go through can help you be a better man. I leave it up to the organization on discipline. I'm sure he'll come around and hopefully he'll learn from this situation he got himself into. Maybe it will come out positive instead of negative."
"Anything is possible. A team can get rid of you from jail time. We really have to focus and the outside world is tough. It's definitely tough. We have to be critical of ourselves and pay attention."