Golden Nuggets: Remember how boring the offseason was? Good times...

Kevin C. Cox

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Good morning everyone, I really need a break from all of this drama. This offseason has been rife with controversy like none I have ever seen. Daniel Kilgore, the Harbaugh Browns fiasco, Chris Culliver, Colin Kaepernick, and Aldon Smith have all created some form of drama. It makes me feel bad that I have been so harsh on the boring parts of the offseason. What I wouldn't give to get back to wondering whether the team will draft more Injured players or speculating on hypothetical prospects. Alas, with the Kaepernick investigation, and Aldon Smith's ever increasing mountain of legal issues, we get to misconstrue Jim Harbaugh's words from last season to make him look bad!

With all that has happened, good news has been scarce in these parts. But if one piece can be found, it is that with every new piece of information that comes out on Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, and Ricardo Lockette, the better they look. It should be noted that we still have no idea what exactly happened, but given the timeline that has been leaked out so far, and the fact the the players were the ones who called the police, a sexual crime is hard to imagine. And that, at the very least is good news. To the links!

Non Football Drama:

Timing of court date, fifth-year option deadline complicates Aldon Smith situation for 49ers (BASG)

49ers are not above reproach in the offseason (Gin)

49ers have until May 3 to pick up Smith's fifth-year option (Maiocco)

No charges filed yet against Smith by LA DA (Inman)

49ers’ ‘gold-star’ 2011 draft class has been tarnished (Branch)

Report: Lockette called 911 after woman refused to leave apartment (Branch)

49ers great Ronnie Lott on Aldon Smith: 'I'm worried about him as an individual' (Mercury News)

Kaepernick denies wrongdoing; details start to emerge in Miami investigation (Barrows)

Honest to Goodness Football News:

All ACL team: 49ers will host injured cornerback Aaron Colvin (Barrows)

Linebacker Preston Brown among those visiting 49ers today (Barrows)

When is right time to draft Aaron Colvin? (ESPN)

First-round pass-rush prospect Demarcus Lawrence to visit 49ers (Barrows)

One week until offseason training program begins (Inman)

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