49ers LB Aldon Smith named in lawsuit for shooting at 2012 party

Aug 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park. The Denver Broncos defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith could soon be in some hot water with the league and his team after being named in a lawsuit for illegally shooting weapons during a party that was hosted at his home last year. Aldon was stabbed during the party and a man who was shot, Ronndale Esporlas, is filing the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed today and specifically names Smith and former 49ers tight end Delanie Walker, who is now with the Tennessee Titans, as men who were illegally shooting firearms on numerous occasions.

From NBC Bay Area:

The lawsuit also claims Smith and Walker consumed significant quantities of alcohol and were legally intoxicated. It also said the players knew the handguns were illegally possessed.

Smith and Walker appeared on the balcony of Smith’s home to try and end the party and began to fire shots into the air, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims Walker then made his way to the driveway where he allegedly fired more shots into the air and toward others attending the party.

Smith’s attorney and the Titans did not respond to comment requests from NBC Bay Area.

The NFL takes cases that involve firearms very seriously, so the 49ers will be hoping that one of their key defenders is not forced to miss time for a big mistake he made a year ago. This is just the beginning of the iceberg for the story, so stay tuned if any new details emerge.

Topics: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers

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  • ronthewise

    If the story is true as it happened, there is something wrong with our society and young people. There needs to be teachable moments that make a difference where it is taught that alcohol, and guns do not mix and guns are not toys. This is discouraging and sad,l if Aldon and Delaney did the things that were charged against them. As a 49er fun, I would be disappointed.

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