Police grasping at straws in Aldon Smith stabbing

Police: Anybody happen to see who stabbed 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith?

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Blog Photo - Police grasping at straws in Aldon Smith stabbingThis being a holiday week, you may not have heard the news that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith -- the 49ers all-time rookie sack leader last season -- was stabbed early Saturday morning at a party at his own home. Two other individuals were shot at the same party. Smith has since been treated and released from the hospital, and one of the shooting victims has also been released. Again, it's a busy week with the holiday and all, and you may not have heard much about this.

Law enforcement officers haven't heard much either. Despite the fact that more than a hundred people were in attendance at this shooty and stabby party in East San Jose, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office detectives have no leads, no information, and are asking the general public if anyone who was at the party can step up and help them with some information.

Know what I would have done, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office? I would have asked people at the time.

Police have no information, but evidently 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area somehow does. "Multiple sources told CSNBayArea.com Saturday evening that Smith sustained minor stab wounds, most likely from a small pocketknife, while he attempted to break up a fight," Maiocco reports. "The location of the wounds are believed to be in his shoulder and abdomen."

Blog Photo - Police grasping at straws in Aldon Smith stabbingThe snapshots to the the left there were taken by Donovan Weatherspoon, a.k.a. 2realmacdatfee, who claims to have been in attendance and took these pictures at the party in question. The gentleman pictured at the lower right does appear to be Aldon Smith. The opulent backyard swimming pool pictured at the lower left does appear to be Smith's opulent backyard swimming pool.

Weatherspoon's firsthand assessment? "The as soon as the party ended s*** went new Orleans style," he tweeted. "Gun shots galore!!! But worse than new Orleans if you can believe it."

We have additional insight into what it's like to party at Aldon Smith's place. Some sort of party crew called Vizionary Villainz attended a similar bash at the Aldon Smith place in late May, and posted the video below. There are no guns or knives depicted -- just plenty of cleavage, backwards ballcaps, and gang-y finger signals.

Smith was drafted No. 7 overall last season, and was a runner-up for NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year. Having been arrested for DUI this past January, getting stabbed is just another of Smith's off-season woes.
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