Saving Aldon Smith

The 49ers must rally behind and support talented LB to curtail his off-field issues

Originally Published: September 23, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

This is the right thing. Hopefully.

Hopefully now Aldon Smith will get the help he apparently needs. Hopefully he will realize there is more to life than football. Hopefully he will figure out why he has been arrested twice in the past 19 months on suspicion of driving under the influence, including last Friday morning on his way to work.

On. His. Way. To. Work. Smith had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit around 7 a.m. last Friday. He popped a curb, flipped ...

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