#49ers Aldon Smith was released at 7:02 p.m. from LAPD’s Pacific Community Police Station on $20,000 bail. Smith was never in jail.
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch)
April 14, 2014
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News reports that the Los Angeles police booked Aldon Smith for the violation of California Penal Code 148.1(a), which is a false report of a bomb threat.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds that a false report of a bomb threat is punishable by up to a year in jail.
49ers GM Trent Baalke issued a statement on behalf of the 49ers regarding Aldon Smith incident:
“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.”
- Cam Inman of the Bay Area News mentions that Smith was belligerent and uncooperative with TSA.
- Matt Borrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that police Sgt. Karla Ortiz mentioned that it appeared that Smith had been drinking prior to the airport event.
This is not the first time that Aldon Smith has been involved in legal issues. Since 2012, Smith has been arrested for possession of marijuana, multiple DUI misconduct and three felony assault weapon charges.
We’ll have more regarding Smith’s status as the news becomes available.