Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) celebrates after forcing a quarterback fumble against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

49ers' Aldon Smith responds to lawsuit


Attorneys for San Francisco 49ers’ linebacker Aldon Smith and former teammate and current Tennessee Titan Delanie Walker have filed a response to the civil suit filed against them stemming from a shooting at a party at their home last year.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the attorneys answer to the complaint filed by plaintiff Ronndale Esporlas claim that he “knew of the dangers and risks to his undertaking” at the party “but nevertheless, freely and voluntarily exposed himself to all risks of harm.”

The report detailed the response, including the statement that any compensation sought by the plaintiff be “abated, reduced or eliminated to the extent plaintiff’s negligence caused or contributed to his own injuries and damages, if any.”

Aldon Smith was stabbed at the house party, which police said was crashed by gang members in San Jose.  Two people were also shot in the incident according to the initial report from ESPN.com– none of the injuries life threatening.

Smith and Walker were not charged in the incident.

According to the San Jose Mercury News report, Aldon Smith may be charged with a crime stemming from the incident, however.  Police found assault rifles in the home belonging to Smith ‘that were purchased legally in another state (North Carolina), but violated California law.”

It sounds like the troubles are just beginning for Aldon, stay tuned.

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