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49ers’ Aldon Smith has long history of legal woes

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith has had string of run-ins with the law since being drafted seventh overall by the 49ers in 2011.

Jan. 28, 2012: Smith, a candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Miami. He posted a $1,000 cash bond and was released the following day. According to police, Smith was swerving in and out of lanes and registered .194 and .175 on two breathalyzer tests.

June 30, 2012: The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of gunshots at Smith’s San Jose residence, where he was throwing a party. Smith suffered minor wounds after being stabbed twice. Two others suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Sept. 3, 2013: Ronndale Esporlas, a man shot at the June 2012 party, sued Smith and former teammate Delanie Walker. He accused them of firing their weapons in an attempt to disperse the crowd.

Sept. 20, 2013: Smith spent three hours in jail after being arrested at 7:02 a.m. in San Jose. The pickup truck he was driving went into a front yard and struck a tree. He was booked on DUI and marijuana possession charges. After posting bail of $5,250, he was back on the 49ers’ practice field at 12:40 p.m. His blood-alcohol content was measured at .15.

Sept. 23, 2013: Smith entered a rehabilitation clinic and missed five games.

April 13, 2014: Smith was arrested and charged with making a false report of a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport. Witnesses said Smith got into an argument with a Southwest Airlines ticket agent. According to airport police, Smith said he had a bomb while going through security. Charges were dropped in July 2014.

May 22, 2014: Smith pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and a misdemeanor DUI charge in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The weapons charges stemmed from the 2012 party at his home, where authorities found three semiautomatic rifles. The DUI plea settled the 2013 arrest.

July 18, 2014: Smith was sentenced to three years of probation and 12 days on a work program after Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Daniel Nishigaya reduced three felony counts of possessing illegal assault rifles to misdemeanors. Smith also was ordered to do 235 hours of community service and pay nearly $4,000 in fines.

Aug. 30, 2014: The NFL suspended Smith for the first nine games of the 2014 season.

Aug. 6, 2015: Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run and vandalism after hitting another vehicle in his condo complex in Santa Clara. According to police, when Smith returned, he “displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.”

Aug. 7, 2015: After four years with the 49ers, Smith was cut.

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