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Will Aldon Smith play soon?
After five games away from the San Francisco 49ers, Aldon Smith has been activated off the nonfootball injury list. Smith was released this week from an alcohol treatment center, where he went three days after an arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The 49ers did not say the linebacker will play in San Francisco's next game, Nov. 10 vs. Carolina. But some expect Smith to play this season, even if the league chooses to suspend him.
Does NFL have image problem?
Once again, off-field behavior is in the NFL spotlight. Aldon Smith is taking a leave of absence after his arrest on drunken driving charges last week. Jacoby Jones was hit on the head with a champagne bottle during a party-bus brawl. And Adam "Pacman" Jones reportedly is in trouble with the law once more, cited for disorderly conduct. All this, of course, comes in the wake of the shocking Aaron Hernandez situation. What do you make of these incidents?