49ers OLB Aldon Smith suspended for nine games

USA Today - [Full Article]

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies.

Smith won't be eligible to return until Nov. 10, the day after the 49ers' game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: 

Smith had 8.5 sacks last season, so his suspension is a blow to the team's pass rush, but they've had plenty of time to prepare for his absence.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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