Aldon Smith out to deal with issues

Updated: September 24, 2013, 9:30 AM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers will be without star pass-rusher Aldon Smith for an extended period of time after putting the third-year All-Pro on the non-football illness list Monday.

He is leaving the team to resolve a personal matter. Smith was arrested on drunk-driving charges Friday morning.

Smith played in the team's 27-7 home loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. Afterward, he apologized to the team, and CEO Jed York said the linebacker was leaving the team ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.