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49ers' Aldon Smith turns himself in

SAN FRANCISCO — All-Pro 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities this week, then immediately posted $75,000 bail.

Santa Clara County district attorney's spokesman Sean Webby confirmed Thursday that Smith had surrendered and posted bail late Tuesday, an expected move after he was charged Oct. 9 with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home in June 2012.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on his weekly radio show with 95.7 The Game that Smith met with 49ers officials Wednesday at team headquarters. General manager Trent Baalke said last week in London that Smith would have to show "progress" to play again this year.

Smith will be due in court twice — Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 — to face DUI and weapons charges.

The 24-year-old Smith is on an indefinite leave of absence from the NFC champion Niners. He entered a treatment facility for substance abuse in September, but it was unclear whether Smith returned to rehab after surrendering. Smith's agent didn't immediately return requests for comment.


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