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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Info scarce on latest Aldon Smith report

By Mike Sando

Bye weeks and offseasons scare NFL coaches, because they know players have free time to find trouble.

In some cases, trouble finds players.

The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith knows both sides of that coin. He's had a DUI arrest. He's been injured at a party. Now comes word that Smith is "OK" after an apparent late-night incident outside a restaurant in Missouri.

We still do not know basic details, such as what happened or why. We do not even know for certain whether Smith was involved in an incident. We know a reporter suggested he was, and that Smith responded via Twitter with assurances that he was OK.

That's not much to go on.

Note: Smith has subsequently said he was not jumped.