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Anthony Davis (football)

Marcus Thompson: Aldon Smith needs help after another arrest

At some point, the life of Aldon Smith had to become more important than his immense talent. Eventually, the recovery of the 49ers' star defender had to take priority over winning. That's why the 49ers did the right thing Friday, releasing Smith after he was arrested Thursday night under suspicion of DUI. It was clear in coach Jim Tomsula's voice when he addressed the media Friday the 49ers had reached that point. Using his platform to warn others, Tomsula sounded every bit like a loved one who had his heart ripped out by an addict. I know that feeling. "If one person out there reads this and you're struggling, get help," Tomsula said with the gravity of a...