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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
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky