San Francisco 49ers: Why the Team Needs to Cut Ties with Aldon Smith

October 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It doesn't matter how talented you are sometimes. In the NFL, you can be out of a job at any time if you provide a big enough distraction.
The San Francisco 49ers have Super Bowl aspirations and cannot afford to keep linebacker Aldon Smith, the former First-Team All Pro, who is a stud pass-rusher and was perhaps the second-best defensive player in the league in 2012 behind J.J. Watt. 
The summary of Smith's legal gauntlet includes a misdemeanor DUI charge (that could potentially become more serious because of how high his blood-alcohol level was) and three counts of felony weapons assault charges.
He is already on a permanent leave of absence from the team for being drunk at 7 a.m. (no, really) in San Jose and being arrested under suspicion of the DUI and possession of marijuana. He's currently receiving treatment and will appear in court to answer these charges November 4. 
He had 19.5 sacks last season, but that doesn't matter. The real superstar in...

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