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49ers sue Aldon Smith over signing bonus

49ers sue Aldon Smith over signing bonus

The 49ers are suing Aldon Smith.

On Monday, the franchise filed a lawsuit seeking $341,630.18.

The document -- provided by www.scribd.com -- includes the following:

"On August 27, 2016, Smith was suspended for nine games for violating the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse and the Personal Conduct Policy. As a result, pursuant to the terms of his contract and the CBA, Smith was required to forfeit to the Forty Niners $1,186,027.

"To date, Smith has re-paid the Forty Niners $844,396.82, but still owes the Club $341,630.18."

When contacted by CSNBayArea.com, a 49ers spokesman declined comment on pending litigation. A league source familiar with proceedings of this nature described the suit as procedural when a team receives an arbitration award and the award has not been paid.

The 49ers drafted Smith seventh overall in 2011, and the linebacker was named First-Team All-Pro in 2012.

After multiple off-the-field incidents, San Francisco released Smith in August 2015.

He signed with the Raiders and appeared in nine games during the 2015 season before he was suspended for a calendar year.

The Silver and Black were hoping the NFL would reinstate Smith late in the 2016 season, but the league did not make a decision.

49ers host fire-struck Paradise High School team on Monday Night Football

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49ers host fire-struck Paradise High School team on Monday Night Football

Paradise High School students have seen their lives changed forever in recent days.

After the deadly Camp Fire took out the town of Paradise, Calif., the 49ers gave students and football players something to smile about Monday night at Levi's Stadium, hosting them at the Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants. 

The 49ers provided a bus for 35 football players from the school, plus 16 cheerleaders and eight coaches. Around 11 a.m. Monday, the bus left for around a 200-mile ride to Santa Clara. 

49ers general manager John Lynch met with the team prior to the game and offered his condolences. They then joined the 49ers on the sidelines for warmups and the national anthem. 

Paradise High's football season come to an end because of the Camp Fire. The Bobcats were forced to forfeit their playoff game against Red Bluff High School, a team they beat 42-14 earlier in the year. 

Shane Whallen, 49ers assistant strength coach, has set up a GoFundMe page for victims affected by the fire. Whallen's father's home in Paradise burned down in the blaze. 

Students and football players at Paradise High still haven't been allowed back to their burned-down hometown. They don't know what will come next, but for one night, the perfect escape came back on a football field.

Odell Beckham Jr.-Marquise Goodwin dance-off lights up Monday Night Football

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Jennifer Lee Chan

Odell Beckham Jr.-Marquise Goodwin dance-off lights up Monday Night Football

SANTA CLARA -- Marquise Goodwin and Odell Beckham Jr. shared some fun moments prior to their Monday night matchup at Levi’s Stadium.

It started off with a friendly pregame chat between the 49ers and Giants wide receivers, who respect each other. Goodwin and Beckham met at midfield hours before kickoff and had a 3- to 4-minute conversation.

Later, after they were suited up for team warmups, Goodwin brought Beckham over to meet his family, who had gathered on the sideline. This included Goodwin's wife, his mother and his sister Déja, who is confined to a wheelchair.

Goodwin and Beckham proceeded to have a dance-off in front of the family, who laughed and enjoyed the show, as did the fans in attendance.

Monday marks a significant moment for Goodwin, as it's the one-year anniversary of his stillborn son's death and his emotional first touchdown as a 49er.