Aldon Smith expected to start after arrest

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to start for Sunday’s game against the Colts, according to a report from ESPN.

Smith was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Friday, which put his game status in doubt. However, the ESPN report also stated that the CBA is preventing the 49ers from suspending the troubled linebacker.

Smith has had numerous run-ins with the law with both substance-related and traffic arrests.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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.