The San Francisco has exercised the fifth-year contract option on LB Aldon Smith. Per ESPN
quote: Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport
On Friday, the 49ers showed they want to keep control of Smith's contract, exercising his 2015 option worth $9.75 million. Until next March, the option is only guaranteed if Smith suffers a major injury in 2014 that would affect the 2015 season. The 49ers also could pull the option before the end of the 2014-15 league year in March, or they could trade Smith.
The 49ers had until midnight ET Friday to make the decision.
on April 13 for making a fake bomb threat. He also faces felony gun charges and a drunken driving charge at a Santa Clara County courthouse May 12.