Following the news that Aldon Smith was arrested Thursday night and booked into Santa Clara County Jail, former 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis took to social media.
Davis, who retired back in early June due to health concerns, tweeted, "#Free99."
Soon thereafter, he said, "Everyone feels so good when discussing other people's demons. Sadistic."
He then deleted his original "#Free99" message and replaced it with, "#Free99 #Help99."
Smith posted the $26,000 bail Friday morning and upon leaving jail, had some brief comments.
“It’s no DUI. And I’m sorry for anybody I let down ... And I want everybody to understand, this wasn’t a DUI. The situation that happened could’ve been handled differently. And I apologize to everybody I did let down and I apologize for how it all played out.
"But as far as everything is concerned, it’ll work out how it’s supposed to work out.”
Davis -- the 11th overall pick in 2010 -- and Smith -- the 7th overall pick in 2011 -- were teammates the last four seasons.
Everyone feels so good when discussing other people's demons. Sadistic— Anthony Davis (@BamDavis_) August 7, 2015
Somehow, I still believe in mankind.— Anthony Davis (@BamDavis_) August 7, 2015
These same fans saying Cut99 will be pushing kids to get his autograph when he overcomes his troubles.— Anthony Davis (@BamDavis_) August 7, 2015