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Aldon Smith | Linebacker | #99

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (7) / SF
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Officer Grace Gatpandan said Raiders suspended OLB Aldon Smith is "cooperating with SFPD" regarding an incident which occurred over the weekend.
Gatpandan did not disclose the nature of the investigation, saying just that Smith "was mentioned in the report." TMZ Sports reported Smith is being investigated for a "domestic incident." Hoping to get reinstated in March, this is a bad look for Smith even if the investigation comes to nothing. Feb 13 - 10:23 PM
Source: ESPN

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TMZ Sports reports suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith is under investigation in California for a "domestic incident."

Smith was not reinstated during the 2016 season -- a decision made by the NFL that was not well received by the Raiders -- and he now may be in trouble again. Details are vague, however. Per TMZ, cops were called to a home in San Francisco where Smith was questioned along with an "alleged victim." Expect more information to surface about the incident over the next few hours/days.
Source: TMZ.com
Feb 13 - 5:38 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "barring a slip up," suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith will be reinstated in March.

Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell in December but his reinstatement bid was deferred for another three months. Now Smith appears to be home-free as long as he can stay clean. Substance abuse issues have derailed Smith's career in recent years but he's still an important pass rusher for the Raiders. The 27-year-old's contract is up after next season.
Feb 5 - 1:30 PM

The 49ers are suing suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith to recoup signing bonus money.

Required by the CBA to re-pay $1.186 million, the Niners allege Smith has still yet to pay $342,000. It's another headache for a player who was not reinstated when first eligible last fall. Although he's still only 27, Smith's NFL future is murky. He will reportedly meet with commissioner Roger Goodell in March.
Jan 31 - 1:54 PM

The NFL will not reinstate Raiders OLB Aldon Smith this season.

Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his reinstatement bid earlier this month. Apparently Smith didn't do enough to persuade him. Goodell plans to revisit Smith's case on March 15. Smith would have been a big boost to the Raiders' pass rush, but obviously they've been doing fine without him. The former All-Pro has one year remaining on his contract.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Commissioner Roger Goodell said there's no timetable for a decision on OLB Aldon Smith's reinstatement.

Goodell had a face-to-face meeting with Smith on Friday. "It was good for me to hear from him personally," said Goodell. "When we get to that decision, we’ll certainly announce it." Smith's reinstatement was supposed to be decided weeks ago but Goodell has been dragging his feet. It's unclear if a decision will be made before the end of the regular season. According to beat writer Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, Smith has been keeping in shape and wouldn't need much practice time to be game-ready.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday to discuss his reinstatement.

The NFL was expected to make a ruling on Smith's reinstatement last week but obviously that didn't happen. After finally getting a face-to-face with Goodell, Smith's status should be determined in relatively short order. Smith has been serving an indefinite suspension following repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy. The former first-team All-Pro hasn't played an NFL snap in over a year.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 03:30:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith hopes to meet with the commissioner to discuss his possible reinstatement.

Per Rapsheet, Smith is "setting up" a meeting to meet with Roger Goodell or another "high-ranking official." Smith was supposed to have already learned his status, but the league is apparently hedging. Smith would be returning from an indefinite ban for multiple arrests/violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. He'd be a major weapon for the Raiders down the stretch.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith will learn if he's reinstated by Friday.

Under the collecting bargaining agreement, commissioner Roger Goodell has a 60-day window to decide on reinstatement. The 60-day period will be up on Friday. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, there is "guarded optimism" within the Raiders' organization that Smith will be reinstated. Smith spent four months in a rehab facility in Colorado after a video of him smoking an unknown substance went viral over the summer.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said "nothing's changed" with suspended OLB Aldon Smith's status.

Smith has been posting on social media about his "comeback," but just because he's eligible for reinstatement doesn't mean he will be reinstated. Del Rio doesn't sound like someone who is expecting his pass rusher back any time soon.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith has applied for reinstatement.

Smith's one-year suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy ends November 17, but his reinstatement is not a slam dunk after a video which may have shown him smoking an unknown substance surfaced over the summer. Smith checked into rehab after the video became public, but he is no longer at the clinic. GM Reggie McKenzie said the reinstatement is completely in commissioner Roger Goodell's hands. Smith is expected to meet with Goodell at some point.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said the team will continue to support suspended OLB Aldon Smith as he begins rehab for the second time.

"Whatever he does to ensure his health, we’re going to stand by him," said McKenzie. "We’re not going to bail on him." Smith checked into a rehab clinic on Friday just days after a strange Periscope video surfaced that may have showed him smoking an unknown substance. He's already serving a year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy and won't be allowed to apply for reinstatement until November.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 08:38:00 AM

TMZ reports suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith has checked into a rehab clinic.

It's his second rehab stint after going in 2013 following two DUI arrests. Smith is currently serving a year-long substance abuse suspension. He also made headlines earlier this week after a Periscope video surfaced that may have showed Smith smoking an unknown substance. It's great that Smith is finally seeking help, but only time will tell if it's enough to resurrect his career.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith claims it's not him in the "fire up session" video posted on Periscope.

The man who says his name is Aldon Smith in the video certainly sounds like him, but there's no definitive visual evidence. If it ends up being proven to be Smith in the video, it would be a catastrophic blunder from a player currently serving a year-long suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Smith can apply for reinstatement in November.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 01:17:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the NFL is investigating a Periscope video which allegedly shows Raiders suspended OLB Aldon Smith smoking an unidentified substance.

The video is titled "Fire up session" and shows a lit, hand-rolled cigarette. While Smith's face is not seen on the video in question, his voice is clearly heard, and the post comes from an account which featured Smith on camera several times. A woman astutely warns Smith he should not be posting the video, but Smith says it is fine because "they don't have my name." He then says his name at the end of the video. Already suspended until at least November, this situation is unlikely to earn Smith any more fans in the league office.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 09:45:00 AM

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