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49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith released after recent arrest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after his latest arrest.

The team announced the move Friday, hours after Smith was let out of jail.

"It's a sad day," 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. "This is a day that doesn't have anything to do about football."

Smith was arrested Thursday night, the fifth legal run-in since the team drafted him, and two days after general manager Trent Baalke said the organization would like to keep him beyond this season.

Santa Clara police arrested Smith, and accused of drunken driving, hit and run and vandalism.

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Janie McCauley, The Associated Press

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