San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was stabbed at a large house party early Saturday morning, according to the Santa Clara sheriff’s office. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke issued this statement on the matter:
“The San Francisco 49ers are aware that Aldon Smith incurred minor injuries during an incident last night. 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.”
Matt Barrows had this report on the party:
The Santa Clara sheriff’s office reported that deputies arrived at a large house party shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of gunshots.
When they arrived, they found two people 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. A sheriff’s spokesman said he could not comment on the identity of the victims.
Sgt. Jose Cardoza said the party was so large — more than 100 people — that San Jose police and the California Highway Patrol were called for backup. He said there were no suspects at this time. “It was a chaotic scene,” Cardoza said. “There was a lot of commotion, and no one knows where the gunshots came from.”
Large get-togethers have been routine at Smith San Jose mansion this off-season, according to a source who has been in attendance at these parties. Smith’s parties include “no real security, no control, lots of 49ers in attendance, and prevalent drug use among guests,” according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The source in no way indicated that Smith or any 49ers players were seen using drugs.
One of Smith’s parties was detailed in this video from “Vizionary Villainz,” which is accompanied by this description:
Set in a summer day in the hills of a private mansion. Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49er and defensive rookie of the year hosted this amazing party along with the collaboration of Vizionary Villainz.
Take a peak of what starts as a summer photo shoot and pool party and gets turnt up after the sun leaves. You will recognize many of your favorite 49er players and see a glimpse of some upcoming rookies recently signed from the 2012 NFL draft.
Enjoy the scenary and the video as Vizionary Villainz collaborates with one of the best and most recognized NFL franchises in the league.
49ers featured in the video (which shows no drug use of any kind) include Kourtnei Brown, Brian Tyms, Michael Thomas and Nathan Palmer.
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Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Miami Beach in January, with his blood alcohol level testing at .194 and .176. In his rookie year as a situational pass rusher, Smith accumulated 14 sacks. In his second season, the 49ers are hoping the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft will become a starter at outside linebacker.