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49ers star arrested but expected to play

SAN FRANCISCO — 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and mari­juana possession, authorities said Friday.

Smith, set to appear in court Nov. 4, later practiced, and coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects him to play Sunday.

Smith, 23, posted $5,250 bail a few hours after he was taken into custody by police responding to a single-vehicle crash that involved his truck in San Jose, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup said. San Jose police arrested Smith after officers received a call at about 7 a.m., Sgt. Heather Randol said.

Officers gave Smith, who was alone in the vehicle, breath and other tests after his truck apparently struck a tree, hit a curb and left streak marks on a driveway and sidewalk, according to police.

Smith, who declined to comment after practice, also was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Miami Beach in January 2012. The charges were later reduced to reckless driving.

Ravens star doubtful: Baltimore running back Ray Rice is doubtful for Sunday with a strained his left hip flexor. He missed his third consecutive practice Friday. If Rice doesn't play, Bernard Pierce will start.

Browns: Running back Willis McGahee, signed Thursday, will play Sunday, the team said.

Chargers: Starting right tackle D.J. Fluker, who sustained a concussion during practice Wednesday, will be a game-time decision Sunday.

Colts: Starting safety LaRon Landry won't play Sunday because of an ankle injury.

Dolphins: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who hurt his shoulder on a sack last week, partici­pated fully in practice for the first time this week and is probable for Sunday.

Falcons: Starting left tackle Sam Baker won't play Sunday because of foot and knee injuries. Lamar Holmes likely will shift from right tackle to left with former Buc Jeremy Trueblood starting at right tackle.

Giants: Starting cornerback Corey Webster missed his second straight practice with a hip flexor and is doubtful for Sunday. Veteran Aaron Ross likely would replace him a week after being demoted to special teams.

Jets: Linebacker Quinton Coples will make his season debut Sunday, a month after surgery on a broken right ankle.

Lions: Running back Reggie Bush, slowed by a sore left knee, returned to practice but likely will be a game-time decision.

Panthers: Starting cornerback Josh Thomas won't play Sunday because of a concussion.

Rams: Longtime Steelers and former Gator tackle Max Starks, released by the Chargers during the preseason, signed.

Saints: Safety Roman Harper will sit out Sunday with a knee injury. And guard Jahri Evans, whose 114 straight starts is third among active players, is questionable with a sore hamstring.

Seahawks: Starting left tackle Russell Okung went on short-term injured reserve with a torn toe ligament. He is eligible to return Nov. 17.

Vikings: Fullback Rhett Ellison, starting with Jerome Felton serving a suspension, won't play Sunday because of a knee injury. Rookie Zach Line, converted from running back, and veteran tight end John Carlson will split time.

Fines: The Jets and Patriots were fined a combined $88,500 from a game Sept. 12. All but $15,750 (Patriots end Chandler Jones for a hit to the head of quarterback Geno Smith) resulted from a late skirmish. Jets right guard Willie Colon was fined $26,250 for contact with an official and $7,875 for throwing a punch. Jets left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson was fined $15,000 for throwing a punch, and New England defensive lineman Michael Buchanan, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork were fined $7,875 for throwing punches. … The Titans' Jackie Battle was fined $21,000, the first running back docked for a new rule banning lowering the crown of a helmet into an opponent. … Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle of Vikings receiver Greg Jennings. … Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans was fined $21,000 for striking a defenseless receiver, the Chargers' Malcom Floyd.

49ers star arrested but expected to play 09/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 20, 2013 10:17pm]
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