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San Francisco 49ers’ Aldon Smith will take indefinite absence … after loss to Colts

Eric Edholm
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San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith has paid the price for his Friday arrest for suspicion of DUI. But the timing and responsibility of it all is quite strange.

Word of Smith's absence — no one is calling it a suspension yet — got out after Smith's locker was seen cleared out following the 49ers' 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. So why was Smith allowed to play this game Sunday?

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Ok, so that clears a little up. Whose decision was it for Smith to play today?

There's clearly more to the story, and at this point all we can hope for is that Smith gets the help he needs. More to come as this develops. The 49ers play the St. Louis Rams in Week 4.

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