Vahe Gregorian

September 24, 2013 5:21 PM

49ers should have shown more concern for Aldon Smith

Yes, the NFL collective-bargaining agreement and its due-process stipulations to some degree hamstrung the 49ers, but they were free to demonstrate both their concern and intolerance of the allegations against Aldon Smith by, say, benching him without suspending him. Instead, the message in this insulated alternate reality is one of using him, really, as well as enabling and coddling him.

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