SF 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith PAYING TO PLAY BALL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who is eligible to return to the 49ers this week after a nine-game suspension, may become the only player in NFL history – to pay to play the game.

It breaks down like this:

SF 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith PAYING TO PLAY

After Smith’s nine-game suspension, his salary this season will be $1.099 million, with the net after taxes being $525,000. The 49ers will take all of that from his game checks this season for money he owes due to signing bonus forfeiture, according to sources.