started in eight games for the 49ers
last season, finishing with 8.5 sacks. (Robert Beck/SI)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith hasn't spoken much since his April arrest over an alleged bomb threat at Los Angeles International airport, only tweeting a mildly cryptic message a few weeks after the incident.
That changed last weekend when Smith told CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco that he's ready for the legal system to tell the story of what happened.
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“I’m a good person, and the people who know me know I’m a good person,” Smith said during a visit Friday to the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area studio.
“Maybe after this is over, you can tell your friends I’m a good person. Anybody who hangs around me can tell that. A lot of these things are being painted in a picture that’s not true.”
The former Missouri talent went on to say that the 49ers have supported him through the trying time and he informed the team that he never used the word 'bomb' during the alleged LAX incident.
No charges have been brought upon Smith for the threat, and they're only expected to be of the misdemeanor variety if filed.
Smith is also dealing with a drunk driving incident and three felony weapons charges stemming from separate incidents. He's expected to appear in court this week for those accusations.
San Francisco recently picked up Smith's option for the 2015 season, though the contract is only guaranteed if Smith suffers a significant injury during the 2014 season that rolls over to the 2015 season.