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SANTA CLARA – Coach Jim Harbaugh, echoing comments from 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, said he has not received any information about the possibility that the NFL might reduce Aldon Smith’s suspension.
“I saw that report, and I don’t know anything about it,” said Harbaugh, referring to report from Pro Football Talk that the NFL could shorten Smith’s nine-game suspension for violations of the substance abuse and personal conduct policies.
An NFL spokesman on Sunday night said the league has no new information regarding Smith's status.
Under the NFL’s original suspension, announced Aug. 29, Smith is allowed to attend meetings and work out individually through the 49ers’ Nov. 9 game at the New Orleans Saints.
He would be eligible to begin practice the following day and participate in the next game at the New York Giants.
When asked how Smith is doing during the suspension, Harbaugh answered, “Very well. (He’s) excelling in his community service. And when he’s around the facility, very well.”
In July, a judge ordered Smith to serve 11 days on a work crew as three felony weapons charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
He also received court probation for three years on the DUI charges.