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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers know Aldon Smith still has plenty of work to do in order to repair his tarnished image and stay on track away from the football field. [url=https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/]Cheap Nike Air Max 1[/url] . They want to be an integral part of his self-improvement project, exercising their 2015 fifth-year contract option for the star linebacker on Friday. The team made the decision despite Smiths long list of legal trouble that included an arrest at Los Angeles International Airport just more than two weeks ago. San Francisco faced a Saturday deadline to decide on Smiths immediate future, and general manager Trent Baalke suggested last week the team would keep the fearsome pass-rusher around for the near future at least -- for 2015, "and 16, and 17 and 18." The 49ers will provide Smith with the support he needs to deal with his rash of off-the-field issues. Yet Baalke has made it clear there must be positive change, and soon. San Francisco realizes Smith still could face a suspension from the NFL for his DUI last September, and is expected to look for depth at linebacker during next weeks NFL draft. "Well, that remains to be seen. You prepare for the worst and hope for the best," Baalke said of a potential suspension for Smith. "There are still a lot of things that are going to factor into that decision at the league level and the club level. Were working very diligently in the background trying to make sure the right decisions are made long term, not only for Aldon but for this club." In his latest run-in with the law, Smith was arrested April 13 at Los Angeles International Airport. Police say the 24-year-old NFL star was randomly selected for a secondary screening and became unco-operative with the process, telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. The district attorney has referred the case for misdemeanour consideration. That followed Smiths five-game absence last season to undergo treatment for substance abuse after a September DUI arrest. In November, he pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a June 2012 party at his home. Investigators say several shots were fired, two partygoers were injured and Smith was stabbed. In the subsequent investigation, prosecutors say detectives found five unregistered, illegal weapons in Smiths house, including two Bushmaster rifles and an Armalite AR-10T. Yet, what Smith brings on the field makes him one of the NFLs best at chasing down and pressuring quarterbacks. Smith emerged as one of the leagues most-feared pass rushers in 2012. He had a franchise-record 19 1/2 sacks that year, but failed to record a sack in his final six games including the teams post-season Super Bowl run. Smith finished with 8 1/2 sacks and 34 tackles in 11 games last season, making eight starts. His 42 sacks are second-most in the NFL since he entered the league. He and former teammate Delanie Walker were named in a lawsuit last September filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court by a Northern California man who said he was shot at a party at Smiths house on June 29, 2012. The players charged a $10 admission and $5 per drink, the lawsuit said. Smith and now-Tennessee Titans tight end Walker were allegedly intoxicated on Smiths balcony when they fired gunshots in the air while trying to end the party, the lawsuit said. Smith, selected seventh overall in the 2011 draft out of Missouri, had previously been arrested on suspicion of DUI in January 2012 in Miami shortly after the 49ers lost in the NFC championship game. Baalke and the rest of the 49ers hope Smith will learn a lesson at last, and become a better person because of it. Smith said during a January interview with The Associated Press he was encouraged by his strides and confident he had made positive changes in his life. "Im a firm believer in the humanistic approach to everything. You continue to work just like you would with any family member," Baalke said. "Were a family. You dont just open the door and toss people out of it. You continue to work until they leave you no choice. Thats what were going to do. Were going to continue to work with him, were going continue to find ways to support, not defend, we cannot defend the actions of others, all we can do is support." [url=https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/]Fake Nike Air Max 1[/url] .TV Series: Duck Dynasty. [url=https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/]Nike Air Max 1 2022[/url] . A day after FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said three stadiums would not be ready in time for the Dec. 31 deadline, Brazilian officials said they actually plan to deliver all six remaining venues after that date. They claim only three are delayed, with the other three being handed over after the expected date only because of problems accommodating the schedule of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who wants to be present for the ceremonies. [url=https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/]https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/[/url] . This time, Tebow was in a groove the entire second half -- not just in the waning minutes -- and his teammates on defence were getting gobbled up.HOUSTON - After spending his entire 12-year NFL career in Houston, there are few things that could surprise Andre Johnson anymore. But things have changed so much under new coach Bill OBrien that even the veteran receiver has been taken aback at times. One example is seeing OBrien in the locker room chatting and sharing a joke or two with his players. He just interacts more with the team, Johnson said. Previous coaches didnt do stuff like that. Its a one sign of a different culture within the Texans and part of the plan of the first-year NFL head coach to make this his team from top to bottom. OBrien came to Houston after two seasons at Penn State where he took over the unenviable job of replacing Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that rocked the university. He was an offensive assistant under Bill Belichick at New England from 2007-12, and the Penn State job was his first as a head coach. Since taking over the Texans, whose shocking 2-14 collapse after two straight playoff trips led to Gary Kubiaks firing, OBriens overarching mantra has been that nothing is more important than the team. There are reminders everywhere, starting in the locker room where each locker features a Texans logo with the words: Always put the team first, inside. Running back Arian Foster caught some flak in training camp when he answered each of 11 questions in one interview with slight variations of: Im just trying to be the best teammate I can be. But with OBriens Texans that response might be one of the best things one could say. And if focusing solely on the team is whats expected, something completely off-limits is worrying about what happened in 2013. OBrien wont entertain questions about what occurred before he arrived, and a favourite phrase of his is, We dont talk about last year. Everything he does seems to be an effort to make every person in the organization feel as if theyre part of a family. Were all in it together, OBrien said. Were coaches and it is our job to teach these guys how we want them to play football in our systems and our vision. At the same time, we want input, especially from the guys that have played aa lot of football. [url=https://www.cheapairmax1store.com/]Replica Nike Air Max 1[/url]. Chris Myers, a 10-year veteran who has been Houstons centre since 2008, noticed a change from the moment OBrien arrived. He thinks shaking everything up helped create cohesiveness within the team. From square one everythings changed, Myers said. Theres different signs around; times are different. He kind of wanted to change everything so it was brand new for everyone, no matter if you were a rookie or if you were a vet for 10 years it was going to be new to every single person. So no one could just lean back and say: OK Im used to that. Middle linebacker Brian Cushing has enjoyed the positivity and enthusiasm OBrien has brought to the team and loves that he treats everyone, from 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney to players on the practice squad, the same. Hes got a lot of respect for everyone, Cushing said. Hes very conscious about every single guy, what theyre doing, how theyre feeling and will take care of their specific needs. That doesnt mean that hes easy on anyone. When asked to describe the 44-year-old coach, player after player used one word: Demanding. Every day is a work day and nothing is taken for granted, cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. Everyone is held to a certain high standard and everyone has the same responsibility as the next teammate. But as much of a taskmaster as he can be, he is also very conscious and committed to his family and the concerns players have with their own families. When he was hired. he said that an attractive aspect of the job was Houstons world-class medical centre. OBriens 11-year-old son Jack cant walk or talk because of a rare neurological disorder that also causes seizures. Players have been wowed by his understanding of personal situations and said that it is a relief to know his door is always open to discuss any issues that they might have, even if it isnt about football. Hes a very, very family oriented, family driven person, Myers said. To be able to be demanding on the field and to do your best off the field, (with) him understanding certain situations with family, and that family comes first, I think gains a lot of respect with a lot of players. ' ' '

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