San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will have to spend 11 Mondays on a sheriff's work crew as punishment for pleading no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges, a Santa Clara (Calif.) County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday.
Smith avoided further jail time after Judge Daniel Nishigaya reduced the felony weapons charges to misdemeanors, according to court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Smith will be required to complete 235 hours of community service (of which he has already done 35 hours) and serve three years of probation. He is prohibited from owning any weapons or ammunition while on probation.
Nishigaya gave Smith credit for one day's time served in jail, reducing his time on the work crew from 12 days to 11.
Smith pleaded no contest May 21 to the three weapons charges, stemming from a 2012 house party, and two DUI misdemeanors from his arrest last September. Smith received a stab wound at the 2012 party, and police discovered a cache of weapons, including at least three assault rifles that were illegal in California.
The sentence is ultimately favorable for Smith, who could have received more than four years in jail. The judge ruled he can serve on the work crew on Mondays, starting July 28, which should cause limited conflicts with his NFL schedule. San Francisco isn't slated to play on a Monday night until Oct. 13.
"The 49ers organization is aware of today's proceedings," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.
"We are pleased that Aldon has moved past this phase of the process, and will support any action the NFL may take with respect to this matter. The organization will continue to support Aldon's efforts to grow personally from this experience."
Smith is scheduled to report to training camp July 23. His sentencing hearing was initially scheduled for July 25 but was moved up a week.
Now Smith must wait to learn what punishment he will receive from the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was not charged following an incident at Los Angeles International Airport in April.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA TODAY Sports on Friday that Smith's case "will be reviewed under our policies."
Smith missed five games last year while seeking treatment for substance abuse issues.