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Aldon Smith | Linebacker | #99

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (7) / SF
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Suspended OLB Aldon Smith's DUI trial is scheduled for May 2.
Smith is facing misdemeanor counts of DUI, hit-and-run and vandalism from his August arrest. His legal situation will be resolved before training camp. Smith isn’t eligible for reinstatement until November. Apr 22 - 7:11 PM

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Raiders OLB Aldon Smith's new two-year contract includes a $250,000 bonus for every game he is on the 53-man roster.

In other words, it ties much of his compensation to avoiding trouble off the field. Smith is currently serving a one-year suspension. Smith still has the potential to be one of the league's best pass rushers, but is one strike away from potentially ending his NFL career.
Apr 5 - 5:19 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with suspended OLB Aldon Smith on a two-year, $11 million contract.

Smith is suspended until at least November, but the Raiders apparently didn't want to risk missing out on him for a potential stretch run. It's also a vote of confidence that he's turned his life around. Smith has only 5.5 sacks over his past 16 games, but remains five months shy of his 27th birthday. He still has the potential to be one of the best pass rushers in the league. If Smith does make it back later this year, the Raiders will be able to field one of the league's most lethal pass-rush trios in Smith, Khalil Mack, and Bruce Irvin.
Apr 4 - 1:53 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Monday the team has had "conversations" with suspended free agent OLB Aldon Smith.

Smith isn't eligible for reinstatement until November, but it sounds like he'll have a home waiting for him in Oakland if the NFL gives Smith the green light. "The conversations have been good," said McKenzie. "Really, it's encouraging him as a person to continue to get his life right." Smith's one-year ban stems from multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
Mar 21 - 5:16 PM

Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith's contract will not toll to 2016.

It means he will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. Of course, interest will be minimal in a player who can't even apply for reinstatement until next November. Smith turns 27 next September. Another off-the-field issue could mean the end of his NFL career.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 06:46:00 PM

NFL suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith one year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports it's for Smith's involvement in an "August 28 incident." Smith was released by the 49ers after an early-August DUI. The August 28 incident is unknown. What's not unknown is Smith's pattern of destructive off-the-field behavior. He has put himself and many others in danger with repeated alcohol-related incidents. A year away from the field is going to be extremely challenging for the 26-year-old pass rusher. He won't gain automatic reinstatement upon the ban's end. Unless he's turned his life around, it's possible Smith never plays another NFL snap. If there's one positive, it that's the Raiders plan to "stick with" Smith through his suspension, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks reports Raiders OLB Aldon Smith could still be suspended this season.

Smith has yet to be disciplined for his latest drunk driving incident, which got him released from the 49ers in August. It's a matter of when, not if, the ban is coming.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Raiders OLB Aldon Smith's next court date is November 4.

Smith has pled not guilty to misdemeanor DUI with a prior conviction, hit-and-run with property damage and vandalism under $400. Smith's case remains under review by the league. It remains unclear if/when he'll be suspended.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 06:13:00 PM

NFL is investigating Raiders OLB Aldon Smith's DUI incident under the substance-abuse policy.

Smith was booked on DUI, hit-and-run and vandalism charges in early August. Because the hit-and-run and vandalism charges did not involve violence against a person, the NFL is not considering the incident under the personal conduct policy. Smith has already been suspended under the substance-abuse policy, which means he could be suspended again for any deviation from his treatment plan even without a failed test. Smith played for the Raiders Week 1 and will remain free to do so until the NFL hands down a suspension.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Raiders OLB Aldon Smith is expected to play a limited role in Sunday's opener.

Smith will be active as a situational pass rusher despite signing on Friday. The Raiders aren't wasting any time getting him acclimated opposite Khalil Mack. Smith is expected to be available for about 20 snaps.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Aldon Smith's one-year deal with the Raiders is worth up to $8 million.

Smith will earn a base salary of $1.25 million and $250,000 for every game he is on the 53-man roster. Smith can earn an additional $1.375 million for reaching eight sacks and $2.75 million for reaching 10 sacks. If he just stays on the roster the entire season, Smith will earn $5.25 million.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 11:36:00 AM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, OLB Aldon Smith impressed coaches at Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's opener against the Bengals unless the NFL prevents it.

Smith must have stayed in shape during his month-long hiatus. The expectation was that Smith would be eased into action but now the Raiders plan on using him right out of the gate. The 25-year-old can still bring the heat. He finished with PFF's 26th highest grade among 3-4 outside linebackers last season.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Raiders signed OLB Aldon Smith, formerly of the 49ers, to a one-year contract.

Wow. He chose the Raiders over the Jaguars, Rams, and Bucs. Smith was released by the 49ers last month after yet another DUI that also involved hit-and-run and vandalism charges. The case has yet to be resolved, which makes the signing such a shocker. Oakland will keep Smith in the Bay Area and give him a chance to rush the passer opposite Khalil Mack. If Smith can keep his head on straight -- a huge "if" -- he and Mack would be a fearsome pass-rush duo. Don't expect Smith to play Week 1, as he needs time to get back in football mode.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 12:11:00 PM

49ers released OLB Aldon Smith.

The 49ers' Offseason From Hell continues. They've lost Smith, ILB Chris Borland, DE Justin Smith, RB Frank Gore, coach Jim Harbaugh, both coordinators and most of the coaching staff, ILB Patrick Willis, LG Mike Iupati, CBs Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver, WRs Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson, OLB Dan Skuta, and RT Anthony Davis. Smith has been popped for three DUIs since 2012, in addition to multiple other alcohol-related incidents. Smith needs to get help, but the 49ers aren't going to be involved in that. They'll move forward with a depleted outside linebacker corps consisting of declining Ahmad Brooks, promising-but-enigmatic sophomore Aaron Lynch, special teamer Corey Lemonier, and rookie Eli Harold. Keep banging the under on San Francisco's 6.5-game Vegas Win Total.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Updating a previous item, 49ers OLB Aldon Smith was arrested on DUI, hit-and-run and vandalism charges Thursday night in Santa Clara County.

Some people never change. Smith has been an off-field mess the past couple years, and this isn't his first drunk-driving incident. You have to be a special kind of stupid to get arrested on these kinds of charges during training camp. Now likely staring at lengthy suspension, Smith won't be counted on by the 49ers. They'll likely move forward with Aaron Lynch and Ahmad Brooks on the outside.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 10:44:00 AM

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