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Aldon Smith says 'bomb' at an airport: Arrested

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by jsimcox, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. iced Well-Known Member

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    Aldon Smith's lawyer be like...


     
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  2. Prime Time RODerator

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    Aldon Smith’s future: Court date, probable NFL suspension and the 49ers’ overwhelming weariness and frustration
    Posted on April 15, 2014 by Tim Kawakami

    * NFL source: Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not involved in any of the trouble. Culliver is not presumed to have been spending time with Smith in LA. It’s possible Culliver just happened to be there and was flying back on same flight.

    But the source did allow that it is a wild convergence that the two 49ers players currently under felony charges were together when Smith was detained in another potentially very serious incident. Just that kind of off-season.

    -Right to the point: My view, after talking to several sources involved with the 49ers’ decision-making, is that troubled linebacker Aldon Smith hasn’t only lost the benefit of the doubt, he probably won’t play for the 49ers in 2014.

    That doesn’t mean the 49ers will release him any time soon–remember, he almost certainly will face NFL punishment, it probably won’t be lenient, and the 49ers will probably wait through the legal and NFL processes before making any final conclusion.

    They also are on the hook for a guaranteed $3M+ to Smith and have time to see how this plays out before dumping him and throwing away the money (and letting him have the money for nothing, by the way).

    But there is a weariness and frustration over Smith’s behavior that I’ve never heard involving any recent 49ers player. Until this week.

    And this is coming from people with the team who defended Smith full-tilt after his DUI arrest last September and emphasized back then that he voluntarily was seeking help, which was a clear sign that he was ready to address his problems. It’s a very, very different tone now. Starkly different.

    49ers management–owner Jed York and GM Trent Baalke and the York family and everyone in there–is embarrassed and absolutely should be. I’m told that Jim Harbaugh joins the consensus on this issue, too.

    I’m also told that the weariness and frustration is mostly focused on Smith, and that team management supports Colin Kaepernick through the “suspicious incident” that Miami police are still investigating and that the 49ers are not planning to release Culliver despite his felony and misdemeanor hit-and-run charges recently.

    Will there be a team statement on all the legal issues? I’m told the 49ers understand the PR nightmare, but that there will likely be no statement until at least after Smith’s April 29 before a Santa Clara County district judge.

    Point blank: The 49ers will let the legal process play out for Smith and there are not many expectations for him other than that, the source said.

    Left unsaid: The 49ers now believe that Smith got himself into this and he has to figure a way out, without their coddling, and that probably means he will not suit up for the team this season.

    This comes after all the steps the franchise took to support him–including Jed York standing with Smith at his locker two days after his DUI–and the hopes they had that Smith’s trip to a treatment center in the middle of last season had put him on the right road.

    There were signs that the 49ers were less than sure about all this even a few weeks ago, when York was very circumspect in his answers about Smith’s off-season..

    And now after the LAX incident, the 49ers are sternly pointed to that April 29 hearing. No excuses, no spin, just attuned to the legal process.

    They will wait to see what the judge and DA say about this, and the 49ers understand the judgement could be harsh.

    OK, that’s the snapshot now…

    Could 49ers management change the tone again and re-embrace Smith at some point? Possibly. He can rush the passer, there isn’t a question about that, which is why he has gotten so many allowances in the past.

    If all things are resolved, if Smith stays out of trouble and shows the 49ers proof that he will continue to stay out of trouble and if 49ers management is willing to give him a fourth or fifth chance…

    But those are a lot of things that have to happen very quickly, and the 49ers are far, far down the road with him.

    It’s not specifically about the incident Sunday at LAX–and one team source suggested that Smith might not end up getting charged for it.

    It’s about a pattern of behavior–also about some things that haven’t made headlines but have occurred involving Smith before and after his DUI arrest last year–and about a team that no longer can give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Practically, the 49ers have a May 3 deadline to pick up Smith’s $9.75M option for 2015 and I’m told that they are very unlikely to do that.

    Smith’s 2015 option would not be guaranteed outright, but it would be guaranteed for injury and the 49ers are not interested in that risk (say, if he stumbles while walking around 49ers HQ and hurts his hamstring).

    It’s a very minor risk, but it’s still a risk–and Smith’s risk-levels are through the roof already right now.
     
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  3. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Wait for it..... keep watching... it moves...

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  4. WelfareRam New Member

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    Do you think the Whiners will discipline him? I'd sure like to see them release him cause I know a certain coach that would like to have him. He'd make Lauranitis a Pro bowler for sure..
     
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  5. BatteringRambo Gym Rat (Rams) Stoner

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    8 game suspension and Niners cut ties...
    Immense talent... off the field actions reminiscent of Leonard Little. We can't take that risk.

    Source: ramsondemand ;)
     
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  6. BatteringRambo Gym Rat (Rams) Stoner

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    Whoa @Stranger what a trip! Reminds me of "prying open my third eye..." haha TOOL- AEnem esp the hologramic insert to that album.
     
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    LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Unit takes over Aldon Smith case
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 21, 2014

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    Charges have not yet been filed against 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for his recent decision to tell TSA workers at LAX that he had a bomb.

    If they do, the charges will come via the recommendation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Criminal Conspiracy Unite.

    Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the arm of the Major Crimes Division, charged with preventing significant disruptions of public order, will lead the investigation. Police at LAX previously ran the investigation.

    Eventually, the case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for possibility of formal charges. Given the breadth of discretion that prosecutors possess, a decision ultimately could be made that Smith was making a very bad joke, and that LAX police overreacted.

    Or, if the evidence of Smith making a false report of a bomb threat is as clear as it reportedly seems to be, prosecutors could decide to throw the book at Smith.
     
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  8. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Hopefully there's a strong contingent of LA Rams fans working in the LA criminal justice department.
     
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  9. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    they goiing to make an example of him
     
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  10. Ram Quixote Knight Errant

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    And the whiner's FO will let them.
     
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  11. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    What Aldumb doesn't understand... As it might sound funny in his mind to say "bomb" in an airport... Dealing with even the slightest threat is costly to airports and airlines.

    It's not funny in that perspective. Not at all.

    All that costs consumers money, too.
     
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  12. Prime Time RODerator

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    Before the 2011 draft, 49ers saw Aldon Smith as a high-character guy
    Posted by Michael David Smith on May 4, 2014

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    All the talk about players with checkered pasts and character red flags heading into the draft ignores something important: Players who turn out to be off-field troublemakers in the NFL aren’t always the players who were viewed as character concerns heading into the draft.

    One of the best examples of that is in San Francisco, where Aldon Smith’s repeated off-field troubles have led to questions about whether he has any future with the 49ers at all. And yet when the 49ers took Smith with the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, they viewed his character as a positive attribute, not a concern.

    “I’m really impressed with him as a person, he’s an all-American young man,” 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the day Smith was drafted, as noted by the San Francisco Chronicle. “Just great wiring, many blessings from Mom, Dad and God.”

    The flip side is that when the 49ers drafted NaVorro Bowman in 2010, one of the reasons he was still available in the third round is that he had been in off-field trouble in college at Penn State. Shortly after the 2010 draft, one report card for the 49ers noted that Bowman was “a big risk due to his character concerns.” Bowman has developed not only into one of the best linebackers in the NFL, but also into a team leader.

    So the reality is that just as no one knows for sure how well a mobile quarterback will develop into a pocket passer, or how a small-school prospect will match up against NFL competition, no one knows for sure which players who are drafted this week will turn out to have off-field problems when they get to the NFL.
     
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  13. Prime Time RODerator

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    Smith threw himself on the mercy of the court by pleading no contest. This might not work out so well for him depending of course on the judge he gets.
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    Aldon Smith pleads no contest to weapons, DUI charges
    Posted by Michael David Smith on May 21, 2014

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    San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and one misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

    Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Smith entered the plea this afternoon and will be sentenced on July 25. Smith said, “Yes, your honor,” about 15 times in response to a series of quetions about wiving his rights to a hearing.

    The weapons charges stem from a 2012 incident in which Smith was stabbed at a house party he was throwing. Police who were called to the scene discovered three illegal assault rifles at Smith’s home. Smith could get any sentence from probation to four years and four months in prison on each of the weapons charges.

    The DUI charge stems from an arrest during the 2013 season. That was Smith’s second DUI arrest. Prosecutors have said they could seek up to six months in jail on the DUI charge.

    In addition to potential prison time, Smith will likely be suspended by the NFL.
     
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  14. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    From my point of view, Smith appears to not have harmed anyone and has not done anything outside his sovereign liberties to do so. On the other hand, the gov't had infringed on his rights in what appear to be all counts.
     
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  15. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    :sneaky: Nice pickup of the option year, 49'ers.
     
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  16. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    I've said this before, but it bears repeating...
     
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  17. rdlkgliders Hugo Bezdek

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    Doubt it very much guaranteed there are more Niner fans
     
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  18. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Like, wow.....Can I get one of those get outta jail free cards they must pass out at team meetings?
     
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  20. BigRamFan Living the life Jimmy Buffett only sang about.

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    This is a travesty and makes a mockery of our justice system!
     
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