San Francisco 49ers

October 11, 2013

Matthew Barrows: Aldon Smith's legal troubles bring unfair comparison to Aaron Hernandez

In its story about the gun charges against 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, the popular website Pro Football Talk mistakenly referred to Smith as "Hernandez" on the second reference before correcting the error.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at
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