Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Aldon Smith pleads no contest to weapons, DUI charges


San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and one misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Smith entered the plea this afternoon and will be sentenced on July 25. Smith said, “Yes, your honor,” about 15 times in response to a series of quetions about wiving his rights to a hearing.

The weapons charges stem from a 2012 incident in which Smith was stabbed at a house party he was throwing. Police who were called to the scene discovered three illegal assault rifles at Smith’s home. Smith could get any sentence from probation to four years and four months in prison on each of the weapons charges.

The DUI charge stems from an arrest during the 2013 season. That was Smith’s second DUI arrest. Prosecutors have said they could seek up to six months in jail on the DUI charge.

In addition to potential prison time, Smith will likely be suspended by the NFL.

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