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:
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. h/t espn
But what he makes this season won’t be enough to cover what he owes the 49ers, so the team will take another $661,000 after this season, sources said.
Smith’s suspension wasn’t reduced to allow him to play Sunday, as many expected because while the linebacker did more than mandated in terms of community service, he did not fulfill the obligations assigned him in terms of his counseling protocol, two league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.
Authorities in San Jose are reporting that San Francisco 49er Defensive Lineman Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on felony domestic violence.
Cops arrived at McDonald’s home in San Jose early Sunday morning and arrested him on felony charges.
Sources say other 49er team members were at this home at the time of his arrest just before 3 a.m. Sunday. Continue reading
The Ravens better be able to pull off a win after getting a complete injury report on their opponent, the San Francisco 49ers! Thanks to SBNation!
A 49ers injury report ahead of Super Bowl 2013 has revealed the key injuries for San Francisco in today’s televised NFL championship game. The Niners will be taking on the Ravens in a battle for football’s Lombardi Trophy. However, several of the members of their roster were questionable with injuries heading into today’s big game.
Here’s the report released on SBNation:
All four of San Francisco’s starting linebackers are listed on the injury report with varying degrees of participation in practice.
LBs NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis participated fully all week with shoulder injuries. Aldon Smith (shoulder) and Ahmad Brooks (shoulder) were limited in every practice this week, but are expected to play Sunday against Baltimore.
Smith, arguably the best pass rusher playing in the game, is bolstered by the presence of defensive end Justin Smith, who is also expected to play despite an elbow/triceps injury.
Running backs Frank Gore (shoulder, ankle) and LaMichael James (finger) will play. Plowing their way, All-Pro left guard Mike Iupati (shoulder) is expected to play as well.
Cornerback Tarrell Brown (shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), tight end Garrett Celek (foot) and fullback Bruce Miller (shoulder) are all on the injury report, but all are expected to play.
The 49ers are 3.5-point favorites against the Ravens. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. PT Sunday from New Orleans.