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 send a message to anyone out there dealing with struggles in their lives:
I understand the platform that we are on. I understand where this goes in the news. And what I would like to say is if one person out there reads this, and you’re struggling, get help. Go get it. You’re worth it. You’re worth it. There’s value in every human being. Get the help. You don’t have to walk alone. Find it. It’s there. And although Aldon will not be playing football here, we will be supporting him. He will not be alone.
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