The career of former NFL star Aldon Smith appears to be coming to an end after the 33-year-old was given a 12-month prison sentence after pleading no contest to a felony DUI charge.
Smith had 141 solo tackles, 39 assists, and 47.5 sacks over the course of his career from 2011 to 2020 with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Dallas Cowboys.
Why was the Ex-NFL star Aldon sentenced to Jail?
To see the reason behind his punishment, we have to go back to December 2021 when Smith caused a car accident in Redwood City.
On a freeway off-ramp, the linebacker allegedly struck the back of a truck that was standing at a stop sign, injuring a second driver only slightly. The police found him intoxicated as soon as they arrived at the scene, and they also discovered drugs in his pocket and empty bottles of rum and vodka in his car.
Upon testing, it was discovered that Aldons’ blood alcohol level was.288, more than three times the legal limit.
Former DE Aldon Smith sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest to a felony DUI charge.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 7, 2023
AD was sentenced to one year in prison on Friday after pleading no contest to a felony DUI charge and receiving five years of closely monitored probation as a result of the case.
As he had previously been charged with three other DUI convictions, domestic violence charges, and battery charges, the NFL star’s life was plagued by legal problems. He received three suspensions from the NFL: first for nine games, then for a year, and now this one.
Due to his apparent disregard for the laws and regulations, some netizens believe Smith’s life is not suited for the NFL.
Dude never could get ahead of him self. Was never meant to make it to the NFL and actually succeed
— Ryan (@ryanmcd92) April 8, 2023
The former Cowboys’ life appears to have been influenced in some way by Cowboys’ star Randy Gregory, who frequently tested positive for marijuana-related problems with addiction and was frequently suspended by the NFL.
Leave Cowboys after they take care of you. Now look at ya. Ask Randy Gregory how it is working out for him also.
— Peter Gonzales III (@seaaramacwby5) April 7, 2023
Randy only appeared in 50 possible 113 regular season games for the Dallas Cowboys over a seven-year span and was suspended for all 16 games in the 2017 and 2019 seasons.
Aldon doesn’t appear to have much of a chance of making a strong impact in the NFL or of appearing there at all. What do you think though? Tell us in the comment section.