San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith is trying to get his life in order as he takes an indefinite leave of absence from the team, but that will be a lot harder to do now, as he’s being charged with felony possession of assault weapons.
Sources told the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit the Santa Clara County District Attorney has filed three felony charges of possession of assault weapons against 49ers All-Pro Linebacker Aldon Smith. The charges stem from a 2012 house party hosted by Smith where he was stabbed and two others were shot.
Smith is currently on “indefinite leave” from the 49ers after San Jose Police arrested him at 7 a.m. on Sept. 20 on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
That arrest came about two weeks after the NBC Bay Investigative Unit first broke details of two civil lawsuits against Smith after two guests at his party were shot last June.
The lawsuit never claims Smith was the shooter but does want to hold him responsible because the injured guests were shot at his 8,000 square foot home in the foothills east of San Jose.
This stems from an incident in 2012, when three guns were discovered by Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies after a house party hosted by Smith and his roommate during which he was stabbed and two other people were shot by gang members.
If he’s charged and convicted, he could face probation or up to three years in prison.
Smith is also facing DUI charges after he was arrested in September when Police found he and his vehicle crashed and Smith over the legal limit in California while also being in possession of marijuana.
Smith was previously arrested for DUI in Florida in January of 2012.