Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park. The Denver Broncos defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith is trying to get his life in order as he takes an indefinite leave of absence from the team, but that will be a lot harder to do now, as he’s being charged with felony possession of assault weapons:
"Sources told the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit the Santa Clara County District Attorney has filed three felony charges of possession of assault weapons against 49ers All-Pro Linebacker Aldon Smith. The charges stem from a 2012 house party hosted by Smith where he was stabbed and two others were shot.Smith is currently on “indefinite leave” from the 49ers after San Jose Police arrested him at 7 a.m. on Sept. 20 on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana."
It’s probably safe to say we won’t be seeing Smith back on an NFL field anytime soon.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent receiver Brian Robiskie after placing Julio Jones on the injured reserve list. The 25-year-old former Ohio State Buckeyes great has 43 career catches for 485 yards and four touchdowns. He was originally drafted in the second-round of the of the 2009 NFL Draft, the 36th overall pick by the Cleveland Browns. He was cut in 2011, and has bounced around several teams since then.
Hopefully, the former Ohio State Buckeye can revive his career with a Falcons team hoping to revive it’s season.
The Minnesota Vikings don’t have a lot of playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, but they do have a solid, young pass-rusher in defensive end Brian Robison.
Today, the Vikings announced that Robison reached agreement on a contract extension, which is bigger than the three-year, $14.1 million contract he signed back in 2011: