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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Troubled 49ers LB Aldon Smith arrested after airport incident

04.14.14 at 8:04 am ET
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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at 76ers, 7 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Spurs at Rockets, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Timberwolves at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
MLB: Braves at Phillies, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Athletics at Angels, 10 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Troubled 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after being uncooperative with security and telling a TSA agent he had a bomb. He was released after posting $20,000 bail.

Smith, who took a leave of absence from the team last season to undergo treatment for substance abuse, was randomly selected for a second security screening when he allegedly became confrontational.

“The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area,” police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said in a statement.

At the gate, Smith again became confrontational and was taken into custody.

“We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment.”

Smith was arrested on Sept. 20 for DUI and marijuana possession. He also faces three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon after a party at his house turned violent in June 2012, five months after another DUI arrest.

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— The Knicks might have the inside track to sign free agent forward Carmelo Anthony, but the player’s comments over the weekend are raising questions about his desire to return to New York.

Anthony reportedly asked Bulls players what it’s like to play for coach Tom Thibodeau, and on Friday he was complimentary of the former Celtics assistant.

“Thibs is a great coach,” Anthony said (via the New York Post). “His system kind of reminds me of [Spurs coach] Gregg Popovich‘€™s system. You put anybody in that system and it’€™s going to work. And that’€™s what they’€™ve been doing. They had guys who have been sitting out all season long, guys [have] been in and out the lineup, and they seem to get it done.”

The Knicks closed out the season by beating Thibodeau’s Bulls on Sunday, but missing the playoffs does not sit well with the veteran.

“It’s hard for me to accept,” he said. “It’s hard to kind of be happy in these times. It’s just a hard situation for me right now.”

— Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrienne Haslet-Davis expressed her disappointment with NBC’s “Meet the Press” after the show allegedly broke a promise to her and said the names of the bombing suspects during her appearance, causing her to walk off the set in tears.

Following Friday’s taping of the show that aired Sunday, Haslet-Davis, a ballroom dancer who lost part of her left leg in the attacks, went on social media to express her dismay and disappointment.

“Your decision to back out on that promise you made and the horrific way you brought that decision to my attention just minutes prior to taping was not only a cowardice move but a dishonorable one as well,” she wrote on her website. “To say that I am hurt is an understatement, for you not only disrespected me, you disrespected the survivors of the bombing and the victims memories by blatantly disregarding this request and putting the value of a terrorist’s name, who put a city in turmoil and caused irrevocable damage physically and emotionally to people of this city, over Boston’s integrity, fortitude, and my personal well being.”

Host Brian Gregory tweeted an apology, but the official show response was less sympathetic.

“Adrianne Haslet-Davis is an inspiring survivor with an important story to share,” an NBC News spokesman said in a statement. “She was due to take part in a roundtable discussion for ‘Meet the Press’ with three other participants. She requested that the alleged bombers’€™ names not be used in the entire program, but given the nature of the discussion we couldn’€™t make that guarantee. We regret any distress caused by this miscommunication.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 14, 1967, in his major league debut, Red Sox left-hander Billy Rohr took a no-hitter into the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Which Yankee broke it up with a two-out single?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “On the heels of yesterday, it’€™s hard to have any faith in the system, to be honest with you.” Red Sox manager John Farrell, on MLB’s new instant replay system, after having calls go against him two days in a row in the weekend series vs. the Yankees

STAT OF THE DAY: 8 – Regulars rested by the Bruins for Sunday’s regular-season finale, a 3-2 loss to the Devils

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at David Ortiz for the presidential selfie controversy.

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook blocks a Pacers shot after the whistle (Kevin Garnett style) only to fall on his rear end in the process.

From the Professional Indoor Football League, Georgia Fire wide receiver Johnny Lester goes over the wall to haul in a touchdown pass.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Elston Howard, who would be traded to Boston later in the season

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Loretta Lynn was born on this day in 1932.

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