Aldon Smith has checked into rehab and will be placed on the non-football injury list. Smith is expected to miss about a month while he gets treatment. “Aldon Smith is taking a leave of absence to address a personal matter,” general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “The 49ers‘ organization both respects and supports Aldon’s decision and commends him for taking responsibility for his actions. The long-term well-being of our players is paramount and we will stand by Aldon as he works toward addressing this issue.” If you recall Aldon Smith was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI. I’m still shocked that the 49ers allowed Aldon to play Sunday following his arrest, but that’s the way star players are treated. I don’t believe he would of played if he wasn’t a star player. I just don’t understand why athletes drive when they go out and drink. I get that we’re all humans and we all make mistakes but isn’t that why you get paid the big bucks? I’m sure you can afford to get a chauffeur to drive you around when you want to go out and party. I’ll never understand why athletes drive under the influence you’ve been blessed and fortunate to play sports don’t ruin it making decisions like this. Our prayers are with Aldon Smith we hope he gets the help he needs.