San Francisco 49ers defensive end/linebacker Aldon Smith( Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE)

San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith arrested for DUI


The disappointment of not reaching the Super Bowl for the San Francisco 49ers started the beginning of the offseason for players.  It seems one player, defensive end Aldon Smith, started the offseason on a sour note.

Smith was arrested yesterday on charges of driving under the influence in Miami Beach.  He was booked and then held on $1000 bond.  No other information was released by Miami Beach Police Department.

The 49ers say that they are aware of the arrest but haven’t issued any statement regarding discipline for Smith.  They did say that they will “monitor the developments closely”.

Smith was selected by the 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft in the first round with the seventh pick out of Missouri.  He is listed as a linebacker but played defensive end as well.

Smith helped bolster one of the top defensive lines in the NFL this year and recorded 14 sacks which was a record for the franchise as well as a rookie.

Before the draft, Smith was featured on “Playmakers” on the NFL Network which highlighted draft prospects at their perspective positions.  He is also in consideration for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

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