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Charles Haley, Von Miller, Ronnie Lott, Anthony Davis comment on Aldon Smith arrest, release

The San Francisco 49ers decision to release Aldon Smith is naturally garnering plenty of reactions around the league. Some of the reactions began after his arrest early Friday morning, and others are coming out now that the team has decided to release the troubled outside linebacker.

Jim Trotter spoke with Charles Haley Friday morning before the Smith release happened. Haley has served as a mentor to Smith recently. Haley is in Canton, Ohio for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and considering his own troubles during his NFL career, it is a sad coincidence to see Smith find more trouble on this weekend.

Charles Haley also spoke with Clark Judge and had plenty more to say. You can read that interview here.

Out in Denver, Von Miller spoke to the media about Smith. He and Smith were drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and both have dealt with their share of issues. Miller was suspended six games for trying to cheat on a drug test back in 2013.

There were other responses as well. Anthony Davis commented before the 49ers released Smith, and Ronnie Lott and Osi Umenyiora both commented after news of the release.