Aldon Smith, a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested and charged with making a false report of a bomb threat on Sunday.

Aldon Smith Arrested

Smith, 24, was going through security at Los Angeles International Airport when he was selected for a secondary screening, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Sgt. Karla Ortiz.

According to Ortiz’s statement, Smith was "belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding towards the gate area." When LAPD officers arrived, Smith was still “uncooperative” and was therefore detained.

In response to the charges levied at Smith, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke released the following statement:


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"We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."

Colin Kaepernick Investigation

Unfortunately for the 49ers, Smith isn’t their only player currently facing some legal trouble. Their standout quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in a Miami hotel room earlier this month. A toxicology report is pending, as are the results from a rape kit that was administered on the accuser at a hospital followed the alleged incident.

– Chelsea Regan

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