There’s some good personal news to report surrounding suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith. The former Pro Bowler was seen out at the plush Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day with his girlfriend, Shawna McKnight, for a romantic dinner.
Not only that, Mr. Smith thought this would be the best time to propose to his girl. As noted by TMZ Sports, Shawna said yes after Smith went down on bended knee.
That’s a cool story in and of itself, but what follows is pretty darn awesome. San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana was seated right next to Smith during the proposal, and was able to catch it all live.
Shooting your shot in front of arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time. There’s no word yet on whether Smith knew Montana was seated next to him when he proposed.
As for Shawna, she said the two have been dating for about four months and it was love at first sight.
Smith has not suited up in an NFL game since 2015 after multiple off-field issues and arrests. There’s no timetable for a potential return to the league. But at the very least, he now has a wedding to look forward to.