49ers star Aldon Smith arrested on suspicion of hit and run, DUI

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on suspicion of hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. This could leader to a major suspension for Smith. He missed nine games last season due to a suspension for violations of teh NFLĀ  substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. He also missed time the previous season to undergo treatment at an inpatient facility following his DUI arrest. That November, he pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a June 2012 party at his home. "Aldon's like any young player, he's growing up, he's maturing. You see that with a lot of these guys," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said before this arrest. "Some of them get themselves in a few more situations that you wish they didn't. If you asked them, I think they'd say the same thing. Really pleased with the way he's handled things, the way he's working both personally and professionally. I think he's doing an outstanding job. He's always been a great teammate. He's always had an excellent work ethic." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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