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.
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.
|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