Jim Tomsula Has Inspiring Words For Aldon Smith And Anyone Struggling

Jim Tomsula held a press conference today after the team released linebacker Aldon Smith following the player’s arrest Thursday night. The 49ers head coach said that even though Smith would no longer be part of the team, he would be supported. (What that means, exactly, is unclear.) Tomsula used the opportunity to… »8/07/15 4:43pm8/07/15 4:43pm

Niners Will "Look Into" If Aldon Smith Was Drinking With Ray McDonald 

The sexual assault investigation involving Ray McDonald also might have implications for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. As part of the investigation, the woman told San Jose police that she drank cranberry and vodkas with McDonald and Smith, according to a search warrant filed in Santa Clara Superior… »12/23/14 1:30pm12/23/14 1:30pm

Reports: Aldon Smith's Suspension Could Be Terminated Shortly

Aldon Smith was suspended nine games by the NFL in August, after he was sentenced on weapons and DUI charges. But according to a report from Mike Florio and confirmed by Chris Mortensen, the NFL is considering reducing that suspension by one or two games. Since Smith has already sat out seven games, if the… »10/21/14 1:35am10/21/14 1:35am

Aldon Smith Granted Indefinite Leave To Go To Rehab [Updated]

As expected, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been given an indefinite leave of absence—it is not a suspension, as some have reported—to enter a rehab facility for a substance-abuse problem in the wake of his DUI arrest from Friday morning. Smith's locker was "completely empty" not long after the Niners' loss to the… »9/22/13 9:20pm9/22/13 9:20pm

Report: Aldon Smith To Be Treated For Substance Abuse After Today's Game

Chris Mortensen reports that "a consensus" has been reached regarding 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who crashed his car Friday morning, allegedly failed a breathalyzer, and allegedly had pills and weed in his possession at the time of the crash: Smith has a substance-abuse problem and needs treatment. But that… »9/22/13 1:15pm9/22/13 1:15pm