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49ers' Aldon Smith won't be charged for LAX bomb threat; suspension still possible

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks off the practice field during NFL football minicamp in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, June 19, 2014
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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks off the practice field during NFL football minicamp …

San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith appears to be out of the woods with authorities in regard to his April arrest following Smith allegedly making bomb threats at Los Angeles International Airport.

According to USA Today's Tom Peliserro, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said that Smith will not face charges stemming from that incident at this time.

The office reserves the right to file charges through next April 13, but the report states that no action is expected at this time. Smith will face a hearing on the matter on July 30 — one week after the official start to 49ers training camp — to discuss the matter.

In an email to USA Today, attorney office spokesman Frank Mateljan wrote: 

"A City Attorney Office hearing is administered by members of the City Attorney's office in lieu of a criminal filing. Involved parties are scheduled to attend and give their account of the incident. The individuals are then admonished about the applicable laws and given suggestions on how to avoid similar incidents in the future."

A suspension for Smith is still expected from the NFL. Five days prior to the above hearing and two days after veterans are expected to report to camp, Smith faces a sentencing hearing in an unrelated case from two unrelated incidents on charges for weapons and DUI.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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