More Videos

'Can't waste one play': Shanahan reflects on 49ers' first win of 2017 1:09

'Can't waste one play': Shanahan reflects on 49ers' first win of 2017

See the Sunday fun at Sacramento's Downtown Ice Rink 0:49

See the Sunday fun at Sacramento's Downtown Ice Rink

Have you seen these fugitives? Sacramento's most wanted for the week of Nov. 16 1:49

Have you seen these fugitives? Sacramento's most wanted for the week of Nov. 16

How to survive an active shooter 3:59

How to survive an active shooter

Watch Placer County sheriff show off their 'turkey call' 0:28

Watch Placer County sheriff show off their 'turkey call'

‘We know there are mountains behind that line of smog,’ Cristina Garcia says 1:23

‘We know there are mountains behind that line of smog,’ Cristina Garcia says

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture 2:02

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture

How California state workers can get promoted and make more money 3:18

How California state workers can get promoted and make more money

Willie Cauley-Stein likes Kings’ effort, makes first career 3-pointer in loss at Portland 1:36

Willie Cauley-Stein likes Kings’ effort, makes first career 3-pointer in loss at Portland

Homeless in Sacramento 2:57

Homeless in Sacramento

  • Video: Did San Francisco 49ers foresee Aldon Smith's relapse?

    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 Friday the 49ers released him from the team. Narrated by Matt Barrows, video by Manny Crisostomo of The Sacramento Bee.

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 Friday the 49ers released him from the team. Narrated by Matt Barrows, video by Manny Crisostomo of The Sacramento Bee.
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 Friday the 49ers released him from the team. Narrated by Matt Barrows, video by Manny Crisostomo of The Sacramento Bee.
49ers with Matt Barrows

49ers with Matt Barrows

The premier blog for news and insights on the San Francisco 49ers

49ers fallout: Aldon Smith’s exit has wide repercussions

August 08, 2015 04:20 PM

UPDATED August 08, 2015 07:23 PM

Comments

More Videos

'Can't waste one play': Shanahan reflects on 49ers' first win of 2017 1:09

'Can't waste one play': Shanahan reflects on 49ers' first win of 2017

See the Sunday fun at Sacramento's Downtown Ice Rink 0:49

See the Sunday fun at Sacramento's Downtown Ice Rink

Have you seen these fugitives? Sacramento's most wanted for the week of Nov. 16 1:49

Have you seen these fugitives? Sacramento's most wanted for the week of Nov. 16

How to survive an active shooter 3:59

How to survive an active shooter

Watch Placer County sheriff show off their 'turkey call' 0:28

Watch Placer County sheriff show off their 'turkey call'

‘We know there are mountains behind that line of smog,’ Cristina Garcia says 1:23

‘We know there are mountains behind that line of smog,’ Cristina Garcia says

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture 2:02

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture

How California state workers can get promoted and make more money 3:18

How California state workers can get promoted and make more money

Willie Cauley-Stein likes Kings’ effort, makes first career 3-pointer in loss at Portland 1:36

Willie Cauley-Stein likes Kings’ effort, makes first career 3-pointer in loss at Portland

Homeless in Sacramento 2:57

Homeless in Sacramento

  • 'Can't waste one play': Shanahan reflects on 49ers' first win of 2017

    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan speaks following the team's first win of the season, 31-21 over the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.

About This Blog


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.
Twitter: @mattbarrows

Sports Night


Sign up to receive breaking sports news alerts and the Sports Night newsletter with late-breaking developments, stats and scores.

Key links


49ers schedule
49ers roster
49ers depth chart
49ers statistics

NFL news
NFL statistics
NFL weekly schedule

Pro Football Focus
NFL.com
Monday Morning Quarterback / Sports Illustrated
Los Angeles Times NFL
RotoWorld / NBC Sports