Aldon Smith not at 49ers camp, 'going through process'

Aldon Smith not at 49ers camp, 'going through process'
July 30, 2014, 12:15 pm
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He’s not here today. He’s going through a process.
Jim Harbaugh on Aldon Smith

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SANTA CLARA – Linebacker Aldon Smith is not attending 49ers training camp on Wednesday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed.

Smith was scheduled to attend an office hearing in Los Angeles to address the incident in which he allegedly made a false report of a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport.

“He’s not here today,” Harbaugh said. “He’s going through a process.”

In lieu of filing criminal charges, the hearing is administered by members of the City Attorney’s office in which all parties are scheduled to attend to give their account of the incident, according to Frank Mateljan of the City Attorney’s office.

“The individuals are their admonished about the applicable laws and given suggestions on how to avoid similar incidents in the future,” Mateljan said via email. “While the City Attorney reserves the right to file charges up to one year following the incident, no further action is scheduled beyond the office hearing.”

Smith is also expected to meet in the near future with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell before the league rules on a potential discipline after he pleaded “no contest” to DUI and weapons charges in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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