Posted on Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 2:04 pm
A current linebacker on the 49ers roster has found himself in trouble with the law. Aldon Smith is facing three felony weapons assault charges along with one count of misdemeanor DUI. Smith’s weapons charges have ties back to Arizona where the illegal weapons were brought according to documentation.
The weapons assault charges stem from a party hosted by Smith at a home he was renting near San Jose. During the party in June 2012, a fight broke out between rival gang members. After a handgun was fired by a guest, Smith fired his own weapon, several other shots followed. One person was shot, and two other were injured, Smith himself was stabbed during the incident.
Smith’s felony weapons assault charges resulting from the incident come just two weeks after he was arrested for DUI. He is facing anywhere from probation to over four years in prison. Read more on this story here.
Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 8:29 am
A former University of Tennessee quarterback, Erik Ainge, was arrested on Sunday, July 28, 2013 on a drunken driving charge by the Knoxville Police Department. A Knoxville Police Officer stated that he observed Mr. Ainge fail to drive in a single lane before he stopped Mr. Ainge on Interstate 40 in Knox County. After the DUI investigation, in which Mr. Ainge allegedly failed the standardized field sobriety tests, Mr. Ainge was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), violating Tennessee’s implied consent law and the traffic violation. Mr. Ainge was the starting quarterback for the Vols from 2004 through 2007. Thereafter, he was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft. Mr. Ainge was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, July 29, 2013.
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