NFL: 49ers release Aldon Smith

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SANTA CLARA—The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith Friday, following his arrest Thursday night on hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism charges, according to Santa Clara police.
“This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues. Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue,” the 49ers said in a press release.
This is the third DUI-related arrest for the 25-year-old, and his fifth total since 2012.

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