Aldon Smith may face misdemeanor

Updated: April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.

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Kyle Terada/USA TODAY SportsAldon Smith was arrested April 13 for making a fake bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport.

The San Francisco 49ers' star pass-rusher was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on April 13 for making a fake bomb threat. He was later released on a $20,000 bond.

A spokesman at the city attorney's office said Thursday that a decision on charges may be made within a week.

The 49ers declined to comment on Thursday's development because the case is pending.

Smith, 24, has a court appearance Tuesday on felony gun charges and a drunken driving charge in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. He also faces potential discipline from the league.

The 49ers have until May 3 to pick up a $9.75 million option on Smith's contract for the 2015 season. A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the team isn't expected to exercise the option.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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