Does Aldon Need a Mental Health Evaluation?
Aldon Smith, a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers, was recently arrested on falsely yelling bomb threat in the Los Angeles International Airport a few weeks ago. Aldon is a 6’4”, 265 lbs. , outside linebacker. He was born September, 25 1989 making him 24 years old when he was drafted in 2011. He was in the first round and the seventh pick in the draft from the University of Missouri. Aldon became an All-Pro Pro Bowler, winning the NFC Championship. He was the PFWA defensive rookie of the year. He lead the 49ers rookie record in sacks. He is the first player in NFL history to record 30 sacks in the first 7 game of a season. He has been involved in varies charity programs helping kids with sports and education. On January 28, 2012, Aldon was arrested for a DUI in Miami Beach, Florida. On June 30 2012, Smith suffered a stab wound trying to break up a fight. On December 13, 2012, Smith would be making charitable donation for each sack he got of $5099 dollars to the Boys and Girls club. On September Aldon was in vehicle accident in San Jose , CA and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. On October 9, 2013 Smith was charge with three felony counts of possession of an assault weapon. An now on April 13, 2014, he has been detained and arrested in Lax Airport which Smith was alleged to mention a bomb to TSA officer. I think Aldon may have his issues but he is not a bad guy. With all his friend and family on his side, they have stated how wonderful he is , how he has led many and how he gives wholeheartedly back to his community. This is just a time in his life where he is experiencing difficulties. We all have these moments. Who are we to judge him? As a society, we need to learn to come together and support people in a time like this instead of criticize them. I am just saying no one is perfect and if there is someone here that is please stand now!