BALTIMORE -- Linebacker Aldon Smith has met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his off-field issues, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke confirmed without further comment.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he "hasn't been briefed" on Smith's status. Smith was in uniform but did not play in Thursday's 23-3 exhibition-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Smith is expected to receive some form of discipline, possibly a multiple-game suspension, but no resolution has been announced yet by the league. A team source said Smith met earlier Thursday with Goodell, two days after the 49ers arrived in Baltimore.

Smith was sentenced last month in Santa Clara County Superior Court to 12 days of work release and three years probation, having pleaded no contest to illegal weapons possession and drunken driving.

Goodell said last fall that before he'd impose any discipline he'd take into account Smith's voluntary leave of absence into a treatment center that caused him to miss five games last season.



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