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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, 25, was arrested for suspicion of DUI, hit and run and vandalism Thursday night, Aug. 6, 2015, in Santa Clara. It’s the fifth time he’s been arrested or charged with a crime since January 2012 and on Fri
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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, 25, was arrested for suspicion of DUI, hit and run and vandalism Thursday night, Aug. 6, 2015, in Santa Clara. It’s the fifth time he’s been arrested or charged with a crime since January 2012 and on Fri
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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 mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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