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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith faces felony gun charges

Aldon Smith is on indefinite leave with from the 49ers for substance abuse, but he now faces felony weapons charges.
Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM   |   Comments

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Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Amid Aldon Smith's indefinite leave from the San Francisco 49ers, he has found more trouble.

Smith entered an in-patient rehab two weeks ago, just days after he got his second DUI since January 2012.

He is expected to appear in court on Nov. 4 to answer those misdemeanor DUI charges, which allege is blood alcohol content was at least .15 - twice the legal limit.

Now, the Santa Clara, Calif., district attorney's office has filed three felony weapons charges against Smith. The charges spring from a June 2012 house party in which Smith was stabbed and two people were shot.

Deputies later found a cache of assault rifles, magazines and ammunition.

Smith and teammate Delanie Walker have already been hit with civil lawsuits stemming from the party that allege Smith owned illegal firearms. Neither suit alleges that Smith or Walker fired the shots at the party.

Smith is expected to turn himself in on the gun charges later this month.

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