The shooting in question stems from a lawsuit filed against Smith and former 49ers and now Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker for a shooting that occurred at a house party in June 2012. Smith was stabbed at that party, which he is accused of instigating the shooting.
Here is the 49ers statement:
“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent developments with Aldon arising from an incident at his home in 2012. We recognize the serious nature of this situation, as does Aldon, and will continue to monitor it closely. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment.”
Bill Williamson tweeted two days ago that Harbaugh had talked to Smith and that things were going well.
#49ers Harbaugh exchanged some texts with Aldon Smith. He said reports of his treatment are positive.
— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) October 7, 2013
Smith, 24, was already on leave from the team after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. He’s been in a rehabilitation since the end of September and has missed the 49ers last two games.
There is no timetable for a possible return for Smith at this point.
Smith played at Missouri for two seasons, totaling 14.5 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, and one interception. He was selected seventh overall by the 49ers in the 2011 NFL draft.