May 28, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during organized team activities at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

49ers' Aldon Smith sentencing moved up to Friday

In an unexpected move, the sentencing of San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has been moved up to Friday, July 18th. A week earlier than anticipated.

Sentencing is for his no-contest pleas in May for felony weapon possession and misdemeanor drunk driving. Smith faces anywhere between zero days in county jail to four years and four months.

The sentencing being moved to Friday moves it ahead of the deadline for players to report to training camp, it was originally scheduled for next Friday, two days after 49ers players were to report to training camp.

In the meantime, Smith has maintained that he is a good person.

“I’m a good person, and the people who know me know I’m a good person,” Smith said back in May, via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

“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.”

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