49ers Cut Aldon Smith After Arrest For DUI, Hit And Run, Vandalism
The 49ers have finally had enough of Aldon Smith: The team officially cut the troubled linebacker after he was arrested for the third time on suspicion of drunken driving, and his fifth run-in with the law overall, since entering the NFL:
#49ers coach Jim Tomsula and GM Trent Baalke met with Aldon Smith this morning, made the decision to release him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2015
According to NBC Bay Area, the arrest occurred after Smith "apparently hit a neighbor's car after an argument, causing minor damage." Said neighbor then called the cops.
After getting bailed out, Smith himself said it "wasn't a DUI" situation, which is... questionable:
Regardless of the circumstances, Smith is done in San Francisco. Here's the statement from new coach Jim Tomsula:
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 7, 2015
Smith appeared to be back on track after finishing off last year, but his issues are now too much for him again.
UPDATE: Hilarious rumor we want to pass along says that Smith smashed quarterback Colin Kaepernick's car over a new girlfriend. This is from bastion of insanity and funny headlines MediaTakeOut.com (we have copy and pasted the rumor verbatim, grammar and spelling errors included):
MediaTakeOut.com told you guys a few weeks ago - that Aldon Smith's LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND Nessa - from MTVs Guy Code, is now seeing Aldon's TEAMMATE Colin Kaeperneck. Well DRAMA POPPED OFF at yesterdays 49ers TRAINING CAMP.
According to one of our MTOers within the organization - there are rumors in camp that Colin and Aldon got into a CONFRONTATION last night - and that Aldon SMASHED UP COLIN'S brand new Mercedes.
Aldon was arrested last night, and charged with DUI, hit and run, and vandalism. He;s currentli in the Santa Clara County Jail’s
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