September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks off the field after the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers: Felony Charges Filed Against Aldon Smith


The legal troubles keep mounting for San Francisco 49ers’ linebacker Aldon Smith. According to Tony Kovaleski of NBC Bay Area, Smith has been charged with three counts of possession of assault weapons.

Smith is currently on indefinite leave from the team after his DUI arrest last month.

The curent charges relate to an incident in 2012 at a house party that Smith hosted that spiraled out of control, when Smith was stabbed and two others were shot.

Smith, along with ex-teammate Delanie Walker, are also being sued by a man named Ronndale Esporlas, who claims that he was shot twice in the leg during the party, which took place in Smith’s home. Both Smith and Walker drank heavily, according to the lawsuit, and it was a chaotic event.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Esporlas alleges that Smith and Walker went to the balcony, “brandished handguns, and began shooting in the air” in an effort to end the party. Then, a group of people on the street returned fire, which started a shootout between the two groups.

Smith has run into trouble with the law several times in his young career, including two DUI arrests.

If convicted, Smith faces a minimum of one year in prison.

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  • Tej Kamaraju

    Damn you Aldon Smith .. Niners need u

  • loverpoint

    Getting a DUI and police finding marijuana in Aldons car are the least of his worries.

    If he is found guilty of having illegal assault rifles, he will be doing time in San Quentin. Apparently the 49ers feel that he can beat the rap, so they are paying him while he rehabs , with the hope that after Aldon returns / if he returns that he will sign for many millions less than they were thinking of paying him.