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Report: Aldon Smith will not face criminal charges for LAX bomb threat

Aldon Smith
Aldon Smith
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Aldon Smith's off-the-field troubles will not be related to the false bomb threat at LAX Airport from last April.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's district office announced on Tuesday morning that there will be no charges filed against Aldon Smith, but they retain the right to do so until April, 13, 2015 which is one year since his arrest at LAX.

Instead, Smith will get to tell his side of the incident at a hearing on July 30 with the City Attorney district office. Both parties will get to discuss what happened at LAX, according to city attorney deputy director Frank Mateljan.

"A City Attorney Office hearing is administered by members of the City Attorney's office in lieu of a criminal filing," Mateljan wrote in the email. "Involved parties are scheduled to attend and give their account of the incident. The individuals are then admonished about the applicable laws and given suggestions on how to avoid similar incidents in the future."

Smith was initially detained by police after going through a screening last April at a terminal in the LAX airport. He was arrested for making a false bomb threat with a TSA agent and was viewed as uncooperative during the time being.

Last May, Smith pleaded no contest to charges of possessing three illegal semi-automatic rifled that were found in his bedroom following a house party incident in 2012 and to DUI charges from a September 2013 incident.

Smith, 24, will face a hearing on July 25 for his weapons and DUI charges, which two days after the 49ers are scheduled to report for training camp. He pleaded a no-contest on May 21.

In three seasons with the 49ers, he has 42 sacks after being a first round pick in the 2011 draft. He missed five games last season while being treated for substance abuse in rehab.

General Manager Trent Baalke and the 49ers picked up his fifth-year option prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, which could cost $9.75 million by the end of this upcoming season.

When the legal process finishes, the NFL is most likely to suspend Smith at the start of the 2014 season.

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