When it comes to offseason shenanigans, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has done his share and then some.
Now, it's time for Smith to answer for them, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Smith is scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell about a possible significant suspension.
The incidents that have Smith in hot water are three gun charges and the DUI that led to his in-season rehab stint last year, both of which led to 12 days in jail.
Add in an April arrest for allegedly yelling "bomb!" at Los Angeles International Airport (for which no charges were filed), and the general consensus appears to be that Smith is looking at about a four to six-game suspension.
However, there's a possibility that Smith's time away from the team last year may help his cause. As Schefter reports, "In October in London, Goodell told reporters that the league might consider Smith's aggressive approach to his problem when potential discipline would be addressed."
One thing is for sure: If this transcript of a conversation between head coach Jim Harbaugh and a reporter regarding Smith is accurate, per by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, the Niners coach is officially sick of talking about the pass-rusher:
Is LB Aldon Smith here today?
He’s in Los Angeles?
He’s in Los Angeles for his meeting there?
“He’s not here today.”
You can’t say where he is?
“No. Is that my responsibility to tell you where he is?”
You’re the head coach of the football team.
“Yeah, OK. Well you seem to already know. He’s going through a process.”
Then there’s a couple of places he could be. New York being one of them, Los Angeles being the other. He’s in the latter.
“OK. I don’t know if that was a question or a statement?”
That Harbaugh. Such a ray of sunshine.