In fact, we haven't heard anything at all. That changed -- at least in the digital realm -- Monday night, when the troubled San Francisco 49ers linebacker broke his public silence on Twitter.
Stay positive and always give your best effort,eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater testsâ Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) May 6, 2014
The Niners exercised their fifth-year option on Smith last week, jumping his salary to $9.754 million in 2015.
Smith is currently facing both legal problems and the very real threat of a lengthy NFL suspension. We can imagine the 49ers are already prepared to lose their best pass rusher for part of the 2014 season.