According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers are no longer counting on linebacker Aldon Smith returning to the field this season after checking into a rehab facility for alcohol abuse a couple of weeks ago.
With Aldon Smith in rehab and facing felony charges of possession of assault weapons, 49ers are not counting on him returning this year.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2013
Smith is also now facing three felony weapons charges stemming from a shooting that occurred at his home during a 2012 house party.
The best thing for Smith is to clean himself up and take care of his off the field issues and then hopefully come back next season.