NFL Player Aldon Smith Has Been Released From The 49ers Due To His DUI Arrest

NFL Player Aldon Smith Has Been Released From
The 49ers Due To His DUI Arrest 
BHR Hollywood Reports...............The 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith after a Thursday night arrest for DUI, hit and run and vandalism that Santa Clara police say started when Smith hit a parked car while trying to park his own vehicle.
Aldon Smith

Smith posted bail on Friday and told assembled media that he was not driving under the influence and that "the truth will come out."

"I need to speak, and I want
everybody to understand that this wasn't a DUI," Smith said.

"The situation that I had could have been handled differently, and I apologize for everybody I did let down, and I apologize for how it all played out.

As far as everything is concerned, it'll work out how it's supposed to work out."

The 49ers released a statement along with news of his release saying that they have tried to help him to this point, and will continue to support him.

"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."

Jim Tomsula 
Following his release, head coach Jim Tomsula met with the media and continually expressed the importance of separating real life issues from the football field.

According to a police report released on Friday, police responded to a report of a collision at 8:46 p.m. on Thursday night.

Aldon Smith On The Field 
The report alleges Smith collided with another car while trying to park, further damaged it when he opened his door to get out of his car and then left without reporting the accident or leaving information.

Smith later returned to the area and officers dispatched to the scene found that he “displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.”

 Smith took a field sobriety test before being arrested and transported to jail. The report states Smith gave a sample for alcohol screening, but the department’s policy is not to release the results.

Smith denied driving under the influence of alcohol after his release from custody on Friday while apologizing for a situation that “could have been handled differently.”

Assuming prosecutors file charges, Smith is due in court for arraignment on October 6.

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