San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith will not be charged for making a false bomb threat, so he avoided adding another legal issue to his growing resume this offseason. Smith is definitely going to be suspended for DUI incidents and three felony accounts for illegally possessing an assault weapon, but it looks like he might dodge a bullet here.
It was once thought that Smith would be suspended for somewhere around eight games, but it’s possible that his suspension will be less than half of that amount. FOX Sports’s Alex Marvez tweeted that he asked former GM and current ESPN insider Bill Polian on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show how long he expects Smith to be suspended for, and Polian stated that he thinks the 49ers star pass rusher will get three games “at most”.
At most. Let that sink in, because it seems far too light for a player with repeated infractions, and it makes me feel pretty bad for Justin Gordon and, to a lesser extent, Justin Blackmon. This is all, of course, just based on an estimate, but Polian figures to be in-tune to what is happening. It’s also striking that he stated “at most”, so he could conceivably walk away with two (I doubt it, though). If Smith is suspended for three games, then that would be a big victory for the 49ers, as the 24-year-old has been responsible for 42 sacks over three seasons (almost once sack per game with 43 appearances under his belt).