September 23, 2013 in Sports

Niners’ Smith will seek treatment

 

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will miss Thursday night’s NFL game at St. Louis and perhaps sit out longer, 49ers CEO Jed York said Sunday.

Smith will seek treatment following his arrest Friday for suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession. After Sunday’s loss to the Colts, Smith apologized and acknowledged he will get help, but didn’t field questions.

“First off, I wanted to apologize to the team, the organization, my family and everybody I let down,” he said. “I also wanted to let it be known that this is a problem and it’s something that I will get fixed, and that I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that this never happens again.

“I also wanted to let everybody know that once again I’m sorry.”

York said he expects Smith to get help, but the 49ers won’t interfere.

Associated Press

Lions lose Jones to knee injury

The Detroit Lions suffered a big blow to their defense Sunday.

Defensive tackle Jason Jones ruptured the patella tendon in his left knee on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season.

Jones was carted off after a pass play with 5:55 remaining in the first half.

The Lions weren’t the only NFL defense to take a big hit as the Miami Dolphins lost end Cameron Wake (knee) and linebacker Koa Misi (shoulder) to injuries in their 27-23 win over Atlanta.

Associated Press

Sunday’s results

Seattle 45, Jacksonville 17
Indianapolis 27, San Fran. 7
New Orleans 31, Arizona 7
Dallas 31, St. Louis 7
Detroit 27, Washington 20
Carolina 38, N.Y. Giants 0
Miami 27, Atlanta 23
New England 23, Tampa Bay 3
N.Y. Jets 27, Buffalo 20
Baltimore 30, Houston 9
Tennessee 20, San Diego 17
Cleveland 31, Minnesota 27
Cincinnati 34, Green Bay 30
Chicago 40, Pittsburgh 23

NFL report, page B3


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