Posted September 03, 2013

49ers’ Aldon Smith named in lawsuit over 2012 shooting

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49ers LB Aldon Smith was named in a lawsuit in a shooting that happened last year. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

49ers LB Aldon Smith was named in a lawsuit over a shooting that happened last year. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former teammate Delanie Walker were named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a man who was shot at a party, reports NBC Bay Area.

A man named Ronndale Esporlas filed the lawsuit in Santa Clara County, Calif. and claims that Smith and Walker repeatedly and illegally fired weapons on numerous occasions during a June 2012 party.

The lawsuit also claims Smith and Walker had significant quantities of alcohol and were legally intoxicated. It also said the players knew the handguns were illegally possessed.

Smith had 66 tackles and 19.5 sacks last season for the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors. Walker, a tight end, signed with the Tennessee Titans in the offseason after spending seven seasons with San Francisco.

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Smith and his friends also charged $10 per person to enter the party, according to one of the victims.

Smith and Walker appeared on the balcony of Smith’s home to try and end the party and began to fire shots into the air, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims Walker then made his way to the driveway where he allegedly fired more shots into the air and toward others attending the party.


11 comments
Merv
Merv

Harbaugh complained about the Seahawks shooting up with PEDs.  Is that worse than shooting up the neighborhood with a pistol?

matt37
matt37

Hmmm.  The article never states that either Smith nor Walker were the one's who shot this man.  Were other people firing weapons?

x72
x72

Give this loser the lifetime ban.

Aerdna
Aerdna

Sounds very plausible and it's very likely the niners knew of this before deciding not to resign Walker,

donald5
donald5

So why were the police not involved?  What an upstanding citizen...  You see two people illegally and recklessly discharging weapons that end up shooting you, and you have such a concern for the public and any future innocent victims ....that you don't press charges.   Or is it more likely you had a depressing moment while looking over your checking account

dw0128
dw0128

Sounds like another money grab to me...

Steelontop200
Steelontop200

I guess he realized he was coming up short on rent money so he finally filled the suit.

nola70118
nola70118

Gonna be a tough year for the Niners.

Kyle Spillman
Kyle Spillman

i call bs, just another guy trying to get money and news time after seeing all the other stuff happening this summer

donald5
donald5

@Aerdna And it is just as plausible and likely that they investigated it and found out it was complete BS