San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith spoke out publicly via Twitter for the first time since he was arrested for making a fake bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport back on April 13, 2014. Perhaps trying to avoid partying on “Cinco de Mayo” Smith hit his Twitter account to keep busy, and shared this tweet last night.
Stay positive and always give your best effort,eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater tests
— Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) May 6, 2014
This was the first public comment from Smith in nearly a month since the fake bomb episode. Misdemeanor charges are currently under consideration by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Smith has been quite the busy little troublemaker this past year as he faces a May 12th court appearance in Santa Clara County for drunk driving and felony gun charges. NFL discipline wouldn’t be a surprise for the troubled Smith.
The 49ers just exercised the fifth-year option on the 24 year old, which will keep Smith with the team through 2015 at a price tag of $9.75 million. Apparently Smith and his baggage are worth it to the 49ers for at least one more year.
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) May 2, 2014
Can Smith stay out of trouble during the rest of the offseason as practices and team activities take place? That’s not exactly a bet I would be willing to take.
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