San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith checked in to a treatment center as he looks to tackle his alcohol problems and the team has proven that they will remain by his side and offer him full support. The team placed Smith on the non-football injury list so that he can return later this season once he gets his help.
The team is also set to pay Smith his full salary and honor his contract, while he is in the rehab center.
Smith entered treatment after last week’s match up against the Indianapolis Colts.
Many questioned why the team would play Smith rather than have him check in to rehab immediately, but the move came at the request of Smith so that he could fulfill his obligation to the team after preparing all week.
Now, the team is paying him back by fulfilling their obligation of upholding his contract.
If all goes well for Smith, he could return to the team in November for the final stretch of the season without missing out on a penny.