As expected, Aldon Smith will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York during the 49ers’ six-day trip to Baltimore. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the meeting will occur Aug. 8, one day after the 49ers play the Ravens in the preseason opener.
Goodell is expected to decide on a punishment for Smith shortly thereafter. Schefter, citing a source, writes that Smith’s suspension is expected to be “significant.” Smith has had several run-ins and near misses since January 2012, including two DUI charges and weapons violations. He pled “no contest” to charges in May and was sentenced to 12 days in a work program. That sentence began Monday.
Smith missed Wednesday’s practice while wrapping up another case in Los Angeles in which he allegedly made a bomb threat at the airport there. No charges were filed and the matter is now considered complete.
The 49ers will take on the Ravens Aug. 7, then have several inter-squad practices, beginning on Aug. 8 at M&T Bank Stadium. New York City is a three-hour drive from Baltimore.