Former Mizzou star Aldon Smith suffers stab wounds at partyStar news services
Former Mizzou and Raytown High defensive end Aldon Smith suffered stab wounds at a large house party where two other persons were shot early Saturday morning, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Smith's current team, the San Francisco 49ers, said in a statement that he received "minor injuries" in an incident and is recovering.
According to the Bee, the Santa Clara sheriff's office reported that deputies responded to a large house party shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of gunshots. When deputies arrived, they found two persons with gunshot wounds and another suffering from stab wounds. All three were taken to hospitals where they were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. While a sheriff's spokesman said he could not comment on the identity of the victims, a source told the Bee that Smith was the person who was stabbed.
A person with knowledge of the situation also told The Associated Press that Smith suffered stab wounds. Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, citing multiple sources, reported Smith was stabbed while he attempted to break up a fight.
"The San Francisco 49ers are aware that Aldon Smith incurred minor injuries during an incident last night," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "We are in contact with Aldon, and thankful that his injuries were not more serious and that he is recovering comfortably.
"The 49ers are also in communication with local authorities as they gather information regarding the incident, and will reserve further comment at this time."
Smith, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft, set the franchise's rookie record with 14 sacks and won defensive rookie of the year honors, helping the 49ers reach the NFC championship game.
Later in January, Smith was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Miami Beach. Police there said Smith's blood-alcohol level showed .194 and .176 after he was arrested at 4:33 a.m. According to the police report, other drivers had to brake abruptly to avoid hitting Smith's car, which was swerving in and out of traffic.
Smith played less than 50 percent of the 49ers' snaps last season as a third-down specialist but is expected to start at right outside linebacker opposite Ahmad Brooks this year. In May he told The Bee that his goal was to become "the ultimate pass rusher, the ultimate outside linebacker."