San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith says he has remained sober since leaving a treatment facility last year, reports Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Smith was arrested in September 2013 on suspicion of DUI charges after being involved in an accident, and soon voluntarily checked himself into rehab, taking a leave of absence from football. He was reinstated by the team in late October. Smith had previously been arrested on DUI charges in Miami in January 2012, though those charges were later reduced.
On July 18, Smith was given concurrent 12-day jail sentences for the DUI charges as well as weapons charges stemming from a June 2012 incident in which he later pleaded no contest to three felony counts.
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He is serving the sentences by participating in work crews. He will be on probation for three years and must do 235 hours of community service, in addition to receiving a $2,000 fine.
Branch reports that Smith said he will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell soon regarding a possible suspension.
- Molly Geary