Why didn't Keim sign Aldon Smith?

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  1. Cards4thebowl

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    Imagine having Chandler Jones on one sides and his clone on the other side for a quarter of the price.

    How good could this defense have been?

     
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    Why didn’t 30 other teams sign him?


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    Because he’s a poor character guy...Don’t get me wrong, that kind of talent is rare...But evidently having the right kind of guys in your locker room is a big deal to organizations like the Cardinals.
     
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    This is probably where you should start Im guessing lol:

    Aldon Smith timeline


    Jan. 29, 2012 — Smith is arrested on suspicion of DUI in Miami Beach. The charge eventually is reduced to reckless driving after Smith completes a program for first-time DUI offenders.

    June 30, 2012 — Smith reportedly gets stabbed twice while trying to break up a fight during a party at his home near San Jose, Calif. Two other people suffer gunshot wounds.

    Sept. 20, 2013 — Smith is involved in a single car accident and is arrested on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. He volunarily enters a rehab facility, and the 49ers place him on indefinite leave.

    Oct. 9, 2013 — The Santa Clara district attorney's office files against Smith three felony charges of possession of an assault weapon stemming from the 2012 house party incident. The civil lawsuit accuses Smith of shooting into the air and of owning illegal firearms.

    Oct. 29, 2013 — Smith surrenders to authorities in advance of Nov. 12 court date to face felony weapons charges.

    Oct. 31, 2013 — 49ers activate Smith to the 53-man roster from the non-football injury list two days after he turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities as he faces weapons charges.

    Nov. 12, 2013 — Smith pleads not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 15.

    April 13, 2014 — Smith is arrested and booked for investigation of making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport. He is into custody after he becoming agitated about being randomly chosen to undergo a second TSA screening.

    April 18, 2014 — ESPN reports the 49ers will suspend Smith to start the 2014 NFL season.

    May 21, 2014 — Smith pleads no contest to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. Sentencing is set for July 25.

    July 18, 2014 — Smith's sentencing hearing is moved up a week, from July 25 to July 18 because of a family emergency involving the prosecutor. Smith is sentenced to 12 days in jail for the weapons charges and another 12 days for the DUI charges. The sentences are set to run concurrently, with Smith able to serve them by joining a work crew on Mondays. Smith also is sentenced to three years' probation and 235 hours of community service and is fined about $4,000. He is prohibited from drinking alcohol or being in a liquor store during his probation. The felony weapons charges are reduced to misdemeanors; the judge in the case notes that Smith has no criminal record involving violence.

    Aug. 29, 2014 — NFL suspends Smith for nine games to start the 2014 NFL season.

    Nov. 13, 2014 — Smith returns to 49ers after nine-game NFL suspension and says he doesn't need alcohol anymore.

    Dec. 23, 2014 — Court documents in the Ray McDonald sexual assault case include an allegation that Smith had been drinking at McDonald's home on Dec. 13. Smith's agent strongly denies that his client was drinking.

    March 6, 2015 — Smith and the 49ers restructure his contract so he will have to earn roster bonuses to reach his maximum salary for 2015.

    Aug. 7, 2015 — Smith is arrested and booked in Santa Clara County, Calif., in an alcohol-related driving case. Police say Smith "displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage." Officers administer a sobriety test to Smith, who is arrested on chargers of suspicion of DUI, hit and run and vandalism.

    Aug. 7, 2015 — 49ers release Smith hours after he is arrested on suspicion of DUI, hit and run and vandalism.

    Sept. 11, 2015 — Raiders sign Smith to a one-year contract despite the likelihood of another NFL suspension.

    Sept. 11, 2015 — Hours after Smith signs with Raiders, the Santa Clara Country district attorney files three misdemeanor charges — DUI, hit and run with property damage and vandalism — related to his arrest in August. Smith's arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 6.

    Nov. 17, 2015 — Nine games into the 2015 NFL season, Smith is suspended for one year by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The Raiders say Smith "remains prominently in our long term plans and we will continue to support this member of our family as he gets the help that he needs."

    April 4, 2016 — Raiders re-sign Smith.

    July 24, 2016 — A Periscope video shows a man and a woman smoking during a "Fire up session," and evidence suggests the man in the video might be Smith.

    July 25, 2016 — Smith denies recording "fire up session" video.

    July 29, 2016 — Smith reportedly checks into an undisclosed treatment center.

    Oct. 27, 2016 — Reportedly out of rehab, Smith requests to be reinstated to the NFL.

    Dec. 30, 2016 — NFL denies Smith's request to be reinstated.

    Jan. 31, 2017 — 49ers sue Smith in an effort to recover more than $300,000 the linebacker owes the team. Under the terms of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, Smith was ordered to repay $1,186,027 of his original $8.9 million signing bonus after he was suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 season for violating the league's personal conduct policies. According to documents filed in federal court, Smith repaid the team $844,396.82 between August 2014 and March 2016, but the team still hasn't seen the remaining $341,630.18.

    Feb. 13, 2017 — Smith is under investigation by San Francisco police after a possible domestic incident. A police spokeswoman tells the San Francisco Chronicle that Smith has not been arrested and that he and his accuser are cooperating with investigators.

    March 9, 2017 — Smith is detained by police after a car he is riding in strikes a San Francisco police vehicle and injures two SFPD officers. Smith’s girlfriend, the driver, is arrested on suspicion of DUI. Smith is detained for public intoxication and is expected to be released when he sobers up.

    Sept. 22, 2017 — TMZ reports Smith reached a plea deal in order to drop the DUI charge stemming from the August 2015 arrest. Per TMZ, Smith "initially pled not guilty to misdemeanor DUI and hit and run — but now, we've learned he cut a deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to hit and run and the DUI charge was dropped.

    Feb. 21, 2018 — Smith asks judge for a reduction in his child support payments.

    March 4, 2018 — San Francisco police say they are seeking Smith after he “fled the scene” where officers had responded to a domestic-violence complaint. The victim says Smith bit her wrists and climbed out her window. According to The Mercury News, a San Francisco dispatcher says Smith had drank two bottles of tequila and was possibly heading back to his Oakland residence in his Range Rover.

    March 4, 2018 — As police seek Smith in their investigation of the domestic-violence complaint, Smith posts a cryptic photo to his Instagram account, saying “Wtfoh you all are wrong.” It's unclear where the photo of pavement was taken.

    March 5, 2018 — TMZ claims the parents of Smith's alleged victim persuaded him to enter an unidentified rehabilitation facility after their daughter, described as Smith's fiancee, called police and accused him of "beating her up."

    March 5, 2018 — Raiders release Smith.


    March 6, 2018 — Smith turns himself in to San Francisco police and is booked on domestic-violence related charges. He is held on $30,000 bond on misdemeanor charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce injury, false imprisonment and vandalism.

    March 12, 2018 — Smith pleads not guilty to all charges stemming from domestic violence incident earlier in the month.

    March 23, 2018 — Smith is arrested for violating a court order by contacting the alleged victim in a domestic violence incident earlier in the month.
     
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    that’s it? :D
     
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    This "poor character" stuff is nonsense. He's a guy that had some issues. Whether they be mental or substance related. Probably both. That doesn't make him a "poor character". If anything the fact that he put a massive amount of effort in to get back to football shape and stay clean shows great character.

    Not hiring guys because of past off field issues like this is weak and it's something good teams don't do. We fired Philon for a he said/she said he still hasn't been charged for. Patrick Chung was arrested on drug charges a few weeks later and Belichick had him starting the next week.

    If a player makes you better you sign him. If he causes issues in the locker room or relapses you cut his ass. It's not hard.
     
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    He has a 6 year history in this thread and it goes to as late as 2018. That is hardly enough time of "staying clean" to be confident that he won't have more issues later.
     
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    Because character does count, most of the time. Let me introduce you to Mr. Larry Fitzgerald.
     
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    Skipping your entire "character doesn't count" narrative for a second, talent is useless if it's not on the field. Signing a guy like Aldon Smith also requires you to have another starting caliber player at his position, because one minor slip up gets him back on the suspended list. It's not like he's just on one protocol, either. Just about anything iffy he does means you're stuck filling a roster spot and starting OLB position mid-season.
     
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    Alright, stop entertaining this guy.
     
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    very Jerry Jones-esque signing-- his history shows he is willing to overlook a lot of the off the field stuff to sign talent

    it also is rarely on the field. See Randy Gregory

    i see the risks in guys like Aldon Smith as being you use a roster spot on him, you cut somebody that may show some promise and then 4 games in he gets suspended
     
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    Wasn’t he out of football for a few years? Then factor in a covid year.. maybe that could have been why..
     
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    Because he is a known POS
    Lol wow
     
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    I've watched for years, this board pile on guys with one incident and completely assail a man's character....but in this instance it's completely warranted.
     
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    lol.
     
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