The San Francisco 49ers might be without their best pass rusher as outside linebacker Aldon Smith has apparently been arrested on suspicion of a DUI. It is now the second time Smith has gotten in trouble for driving under the influence since January of 2012 and in that situation the charges got reduced to reckless driving.
Late this is what got tweeted by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office late this morning in regards to the arrest.
Aldon Smith was booked into SCC Main Jail today on charges of DUI and poss. of marijuana.
— SantaClaraCoSheriff (@SCCoSheriff) September 20, 2013
With his arrest thought the NFL will likely issue discipline that involves a suspension. Also, he is being sued along with former 49er Delanie Walker over a shooting incident that happened at a party in June of 2012.
With the 49ers being aware of the arrest it’s time for the organization itself to hand down the much-needed suspension and one that will be harsher than that of the NFL’s cause at the moment it seems that Smith isn’t getting the message.
Hopefully by missing at least four games the message will get engrained into his head so he will stay out of trouble.
His presence in the lineup is important as he’s recorded 37.5 sacks in his two plus seasons since being taken as the seventh pick in the 2011 NFL draft, yet getting him on the right track and keeping him there is more important than wins and losses.