NFL Hits Aldon Smith With 9-Game Ban

Aldon Smith is set to miss more than half of the San Francisco 49ers season. On Friday, the NFL announced that the outside linebacker has been banned for the first nine games of the campaign for violating the league’s policies on substance abuse and personal conduct, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Smith can rejoin the 49ers 53-man roster more »

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Harbaugh Doesn’t Have a ‘Crystal Ball’ For When Potential Aldon Smith Suspension Could Be Announced

The regular season is rapidly approaching, and yet the San Francisco 49ers still have no clue just what will happen to Aldon Smith. “I haven’t gotten any indication,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh when asked if he has an idea when the outside linebacker’s potential suspension could be announced. As Harbaugh explained, he’s unsure whether the announcement will come before more »

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Harbaugh on Potential Suspension for Aldon Smith: ‘We Can Control What We Can Control’

Aldon Smith’s future is out of the San Francisco 49ers’ hands, as Jim Harbaugh explained on Friday. “I can’t really say, We can control what we can control,” said the 49ers head coach at a press conference. Harbaugh did imply that a resolution could be near. “It’s a process. We’ve said that all along. The process is transpiring. It’s in its final more »

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Bill Polian Expects Three-Game Suspension ‘At Most’ For San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith

The big question facing the San Francisco 49ers and Aldon Smith is not if the outside linebacker will be suspended, but for how many games. ESPN NFL Insider Bill Polian spoke to Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio about that matter on Tuesday. Hey @JohnMiddlekauff: I asked Bill Polian on-air right now & he expects 3-game Aldon Smith suspension more »

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San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith Won’t Face Charges From LAX Episode

Aldon Smith’s legals future has become slightly less murky. The San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker won’t face any criminal charges stemming from an alleged bomb threat he made at Los Angeles International Airport in April, according to a report from Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. However, the embattled Smith isn’t off the legal hook just yet. The 24-year-old still faces three more »

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Vernon Davis and Alex Boone Still Absent From San Francisco 49ers OTAs While Michael Crabtree Looks to ‘Hit the Sweet Spot’

As week three of the San Francisco 49ers organized team activities rolls on, Vernon Davis remains AWOL. However, head coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects the veteran tight end, who is unhappy with his contract situation, to be present at a mandatory minicamp next week. When asked just how important Davis is to the team’s offense, Harbaugh remarked: “Uh, important, very more »

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San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Willis Preparing to Move on Without NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis had to admit, it’s a little weird to take the field without longtime teammate NaVorro Bowman. “There’s no question.” Bowman was nowhere to be found on the practice fields during OTAs on Tuesday, as the inside linebacker works his way back from a torn ACL that is likely to sideline him throughout the first half more »

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