The San Francisco 49ers were beat up by the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, 27-7. With the loss, San Francisco dropped to 1-2, two games back of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West.
Adam Schein of Mad Dog Sports Radio’s Schein on Sports said that San Francisco lost the game well before Sunday, though.
“To me,” Schein said, “the turning point in the Colts and 49ers game was Friday morning, when Aldon Smith got arrested at 7 am.”
In a controversial decision, the 49ers decided to allow Smith, a key cog in the San Francisco defense, to play less than three days after his DUI arrest. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Smith was scheduled to voluntarily enter a treatment facility early this week, and Monday, NFL.com reported that Smith was to take an indefinite leave of absence from the team.
With that news, Schein asked why, when the team seemed to know Smith needed help, he played against the Colts.
“The San Francisco 49ers are an embarrassment. An absolute embarrassment,” Schein said.
[49ers CEO] Jed York created this distraction. I don’t fault Coach Harbaugh. Harbaugh is in charge of winning. Aldon Smith gives him the best opportunity to win. But somebody in that organization needs to say, ‘You know what? We’re not playing this guy.’ It’s a distraction to this team. It’s an embarrassment to the San Francisco 49ers and the entire organization. It is a flat out disgrace that he is driving drunk, could kill someone, could kill himself, and doesn’t give a damn about the team.
Schein added that Smith seemed “contrite” in his comments after the game.
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