NFL's 49ers release Aldon Smith after DUI arrest: team statement

Fri Aug 7, 2015 3:27pm EDT
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(Reuters) - The National Football League's San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday after his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, a team statement said.

"This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues. Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue," the statement said.

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Sandra Maler)

San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith arrives for the Inaugural National Football League Honors in Indianapolis, Indiana, in this file photo taken February 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files