San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is still dealing with potential misdemeanor charges from an alleged bomb threat at Los Angeles International airport, this on top of a drunk driving charge and three potential felony weapons charges.
But despite that, Smith says he’s a good person and is eager for the truth to come out.
“I’m a good person, and the people who know me know I’m a good person,” Smith said during a visit Friday to the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area studio.
“Maybe after this is over, you can tell your friends I’m a good person. Anybody who hangs around me can tell that. A lot of these things are being painted in a picture that’s not true.”
What happened during April’s arrest for the alleged bomb threat is unknown, though CSN Bay Area states Smith says he never used the word ‘bomb’ during the incident.
As for the weapons charges, Smith’s previous court date was pushed back and will now take place on May 21st.
The 49ers picked up Smith’s 2015 team option earlier this month, though the contract is only guaranteed if Smith suffers a significant injury in 2014 that would alter his 2015 season, so the team has potential recourse if Smith’s legal problems worsen.