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Aldon Smith takes leave of absence from 49ers; will miss Week 4

Two days after his DUI arrest, the 49ers announce that linebacker Aldon Smith will take an indefinite leave of absence. He will miss a Week 4 game in St. Louis at a minimum, the team said.

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Aldon Smith rejoins 49ers

Aldon Smith is back with the 49ers after spending more than a month on the non-football injury list following a spate of off-field problems, including a DUI arrest and felony weapons charges.

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Aldon Smith surrenders himself on gun charges

Aldon Smith surrendered to authorities on felony weapons charges Tuesday. The 49ers outside linebacker is currently serving out a voluntary indefinite leave of absence following his DUI arrest in September.

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NFL supporting Aldon Smith's rehab

The NFL is still deciding on a punishment for Aldon Smith, including a possible suspension, but his decision to enter rehab could be a factor in his favor.

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Smith likely out for season

San Francisco believes it will be without one of its best players for the rest of the year.

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Aldon Smith faces felony weapons charges

Smith is facing felony weapons charges stemming from a party he held at his home in 2012.

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49ers place Aldon Smith on reserve list

San Francisco placed Aldon Smith on the reserve list while he takes an indefinite leave of absence.

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Aldon Smith could miss 1 month in rehab

Aldon Smith could miss one month or more in rehab, according to a 49ers blogger and former drug rehabilitation center worker.

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49ers coach, GM made decision to play Aldon Smith

Smith is checking into a rehab facility, but Jim Harbaugh still wanted the pass rusher to be on the field for Sunday's game.

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Aldon Smith taking leave of absence from 49ers

The troubled linebacker is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the 49ers.

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Aldon Smith active, Vernon Davis out

Aldon Smith is officially active for Sunday's game, while Vernon Davis is out with a hamstring injury.

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Aldon Smith won't be immediately punished

Aldon Smith will be playing on Sunday and isn't facing any immediate discipline for his Friday DUI.

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Aldon Smith to play Sunday

Despite an arrest on Friday morning, Jim Harbaugh said he expects Aldon Smith to play in the team's Week 3 game.

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Aldon Smith at practice on Friday

The 49ers linebacker was at practice on Friday, hours after his arrest for DUI.

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Aldon Smith found with weed, pills in car

Aldon Smith was found with marijuana and pills in his car after being arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI. He could face punishment from the NFL as a result.

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Aldon Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

The standout linebacker is in more legal trouble following an incident early Friday morning.

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