49ers DE Aldon Smith will meet with the commissioner next week and could be facing a "significant" suspension.
Between the drinking and driving and the drug and gun possession charges, the NFL needs to step up their disciplinary work and it starts right here. No better way to set an example than to suspend a high-profile player like Smith for an extended period of time. With a suspension to Ray Rice, albeit a small one, and pending suspensions to Smith and Josh Gordon, hopefully a message will be sent to the players. If not, then "indefinite bans" should be instituted.ANALYST: Howard Bender