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49ers Aldon Smith to face weapons charges

The San Francisco linebacker will be charged with three counts of felony weapons possession stemming from a house party in 2012 where he was stabbed and two people were shot.

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GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith speaks to the press during a media availability at the team hotel prior to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on January 31, 2013. The 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith speaks to the press during a media availability at the team hotel prior to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on January 31, 2013. The 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will face weapons possession charges stemming from a 2012 party where he was stabbed and two people were shot.

Smith, who has been on indefinite leave from the 49ers since his arrest on Sept. 20 for driving under the influence of marijuana, will be charged with three counts of felony weapons possession, sources at the Santa Clara County District Attorney said.

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A civil suit brought forth against Smith does not accuse him of shooting two guests at his party. But the plaintiff is holding Smith responsible because the party was at his home and the plaintiff further claims he owns illegal firearms.

"49ers organization is aware of recent developments with Aldon," the team said in a statement, and said they would "continue to monitor it closely" but made no further comment.

Smith last played in San Francisco's 27-7 loss against the Indianapolis Colts on September 22.

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