Thursday, November 1, 2012

Aldon Smith is ‘OK’ Amid Reports of Being Assaulted in Missouri


Aldon Smith, the 49ers’ second-year sack leader, said he’s “OK and doing well” in response to speculation he got assaulted early Thursday at a Columbia, Mo., restaurant.

Columbia police could not confirm that Smith was among two unidentified black males who were involved in an altercation at El Rancho restaurant near theUniversity of Missouri. Police were dispatched to investigate at 1:56 a.m. but no official report was filed, said a police spokesman.

Smith tweeted Thursday afternoon: “Want to clear up rumors of me getting jumped, I’m ok and doing well!Como! I missed you. Go Tigers!!”

Smith has recorded a team-high 7 ½ sacks in his second season since the 49ers drafted him in the first round out of Missouri, where he became the Tigers’ all-time sack leader.

The restaurant’s manager was unavailable for comment and out of town, according to an employee who answered their phone.

Smith has been involved in three other precarious off-field incidents this year, including getting stabbed outside a party at his San Jose home this summer. He also was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving in Miami in January, and he sustained a cut above his eye as a passenger in a single-car accident near his San Jose home in September.

(Updated: The 49ers have spoken with Aldon Smith and a team spokesman stated there is “no substance to the rumor” he got assaulted in Missouri. Smith relayed the same news on Twitter.)

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