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Aldon Smith faces felony weapons charges from June 2012 party

Aldon Smith

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith practices at an NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Aldon Smith’s legal problems just got a lot worse.

Already facing fresh DUI charges along with a lawsuit arising from an alleged shooting that occurred at his house in June 2012, Smith now faces criminal charges relating to the shooting.

According to, prosecutors in Santa Clara County have filed three felony charges for possession of assault weapons against Smith.

Smith was stabbed at the party. He and former 49ers tight end Delanie Walker have been named in the two lawsuits filed by alleged victims of the shooting. They are not accused in the civil lawsuits of firing the shots, but of instigating the shootings.

Smith remains on indefinite leave from the 49ers, more than two weeks after entering in-patient rehab for substance abuse.