September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) celebrates after tackling Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12, not pictured) during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Aldon Smith DUI and gun possession court date pushed back to May 12

We’ve been hearing for weeks how a decision on Aldon Smith’s future with the Niners was coming, but so far we’ve heard nothing. But the time is nearing for that decision to be made and the California judicial system hasn’t made things any easier on the Niners.

According to Matt Barrows from the Sacramento Bee, the court date for Aldon Smith’s DUI and gun possession incident has been pushed back to May 12 and the team has to decide on whether or not to pick up the fifth year of his rookie contract before that date arrives. This has put even more pressure on the Niners to make the right call without having all of the facts in.

At the end of the day, it comes down to how much of a problem the Niners think Smith will be in the future and that’s hard to say. After a slew of incidents last season that saw him leave the team to attend rehab, Smith seemed to be getting on the right path.

But then he yelled ‘bomb’ at LAX and things have changed back to how they were this time last season. The Niners need to make a decision on Smith soon, and his court date being pushed back to May 12 doesn’t help things at all.

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