49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is still recovering from being stabbed early Saturday morning while breaking up a fight at a party at his house and took a moment on Sunday to thank those who expressed concern for his health.
That tweet has been Smithís only public comment since the incident and there arenít many other updates to offer. There havenít been any arrests in the case and the 49ers havenít said anything since their initial statement after the news of Smithís injuries broke. That means we donít know what Smith thinks about those who turned their concerns in another direction.
As mentioned in Mondayís one-liners, Mike Sando of ESPN.com suggests that this weekendís stabbing and a DUI earlier this offseason spell the need for Smith to change the way heís living his life. Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com is on a similar wavelength while pointing back to questions about Smithís maturity before he was drafted.
All the details of what went down during what police called ďpretty chaoticĒ arenít known so itís best not to draw sweeping conclusions about Smith. Whatever the specifics of this incident, Sando and Freeman arenít going to be the only ones with questions about Smith as a result of whatís gone down this offseason. Smith will have to answer those questions at some point, but the lasting answer will hinge on whether or not Smith can stop making news for the wrong reasons.