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
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."
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|
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.”