Smith met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday, even though their meeting was originally scheduled for Friday.
Smith is facing felony gun charges and was arrested for DUI in the past year. He also arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at LAX airport, but isn’t facing charges for this incident.
San Francisco picked up Smith’s fifth-year option a few months ago, which is a pretty good indication that he remains in their long-term plans as long as he can prevent any new off-the-field issues from occurring.
Smith, 24, appeared in 11 games for the 49ers last year and totaled 34 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 5 outside linebacker in a 3-4 system last year.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter previously reported Smith is facing a “significant suspension” from the league, so this news appears to be in line Schefter’s report.
49ers GM Trent Baalke confirmed today that OLB Aldon Smith met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday, despite the fact that the original meeting was scheduled for Friday, per Matt Barrows.