According to reports, San Francisco 49ers‘ prized linebacker Aldon Smith was busted Friday morning with marijuana, pills and a blood-alcohol level of .15 which is nearly twice the legal limit. Now in Smith’s third NFL season, he has accumulated quite a record outside of football. Smith, now with his second DUI, has also been stabbed at a party, while there are also allegations of a gun-fight occurring at that same stabbing incident.
It was also reported that, “Smith’s foot was still on the accelerator of his SUV, which was against a tree, when police arrived,” Via The Sacramento Bee. There is even word that Smith has “passed out drunk” at the wheel.
What is most alarming about all this, is the 49ers’ refusal to take disciplinary action towards one of their star players. Very similar to the same situation, San Francisco had no hesitation when suspending DT Demarcus Dobbs for a 2012 DUI and marijuana possession arrest. However, when it comes to Smith, head coach Jim Harbaugh sounds completely different saying, “I expect Aldon to be back at work and play on Sunday.”
It is evident that Smith has no regard for his own, or the well-being of people around him. What is scary is the small amount of time between these incidents. A 2012 DUI, followed by a stabbing and gun-related incident in the same year and now Smith is found passed out behind the wheel of an SUV that is driving into a tree. At what point does an intervention take place?
Further illustrating Smith’s disregard for human life, he was found at on a Friday morning in San Jose, a bustling area. I doubt he even remembers getting behind the wheel and I doubt he’d remember if he killed anyone either…
One thing is clear though: winning is more important than morals to Harbaugh and the 49ers organization.
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