Aldon Smith has a marijuana prescription

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

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning for a DUI after he crashed his car into a tree with a BAC of .15. Aside from the DUI arrest, police officers also found marijuana pills in his car. Smith has a prescription for the marijuana though.

From the San Jose Mercury News:

Marijuana and pills also were found in the car, sources said. Smith had a blood alcohol level of .15 — nearly twice the legal limit — and had a prescription for pot, sources said.

The San Francisco 49ers released a statement on the arrest:

“The 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Aldon Smith,” the team said in a statement. “As we continue to gather information regarding this situation, we will have no further comment.”

This isn’t Aldon Smith’s first run-in either. In January of 2012 Smith was arrested in Miami Beach. That charge was reduced to reckless driving. He is also facing potential charges of possessing illegal assault rifles in California, they were bought in Arizona where they’re are legal.

“Discipline for a second or subsequent offense is likely to be a suspension, the duration of which may escalate for repeat offenses,” the policy states.

There are many other off-field incidents in his past as well. It seems like Smith will face some kind of discipline from the NFL.

Topics: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers

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  • kelley davis

    There are so many people with scripts now. There all around you and you will never know thanks to vaporizers. :)

  • Bert Yelverton

    The cannabis isn’t the problem. Being drunk and hitting a tree with a trunk full of illegal weapons – that’s a problem.

  • deez nuts

    Ban him. He’s a dbag

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-McLaughlin/100000039777325 Matt McLaughlin

    No such things as a prescription for weed, Einstein. i think you mean’Recommendation’(a legal document). Can we get any more geekyer guys to write sports?

    • Ronald Rupert

      Do you live in a shell or something, You act like there is no medical marijuana in Calif. and several
      other states.

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