San Francisco's Aldon Smith is viewing the start of training camp as a clean slate. Last September, Smith was arrested and charged with drunken driving for the second time (the first was in January 2012).
Since September, Smith has told reporters that he has stayed sober. "I've been able to maintain, and it's going good. I'm in the best shape I've been in coming into a camp, and my mind is probably in the best spot it's been in, so I'm feeling great."
The Santa Clara County court sentenced Smith to 12 days of work release last week for his charges last September. On top of that, he has three felony gun charges knocked down to misdemeanors in the same sentencing. NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell will meet with Aldon Smith soon to discuss the players' off-the-field-issues. This is not unlikely of the commissioner, who often meets with troubled players at the league offices in New York before making disciplinary decisions.