The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have activated outside linebacker Aldon Smith from the non-football injury list.
Despite how good Smith has been on the field, his personal life hasn’t gone very well.
First, back on January 28, 2012, he was arrested for a DUI in Miami Beach, Florida.
In June of 2012, he reportedly suffered stab wounds trying to break up a party at his own house in California.
In September of 2013, Smith crashed his car and was arrested on the suspicion of DUI and possession of marijuana.
Then, following a week three loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Smith decided to enter a rehab facility. He was placed on the NFI list with an indefinite leave of absence, the list he was activated from Thursday.
Then, on October 9, Smith was charged ”three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon” due to the fight he broke up in his house in Jun of 2012.
On Tuesday, Smith turned himself in on those charges.
When Smith is actually on the field, he’s extremely productive. The former Missouri Tiger has 38 sacks and five forced fumbles in his career.
He takes the roster spot created by the release of wide receiver Marlon Moore Wednesday.