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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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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. Jul 29 - 3:05 PM

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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.
Jul 25 - 1:17 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.
Jul 25 - 9:45 AM

Updating a previous item, Raiders suspended OLB Aldon Smith's Friday hearing for a probation violation did not stem from a new incident.

Smith was also in court Friday to dispute DUI charges picked up in August of 2015, charges which violated his probation. Although the violation does not stem from a new incident, it is a reminder of the amount of trouble Smith has found himself in throughout his career. He is not eligible for reinstatement until November.
Jun 25 - 10:50 AM

Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith will be arraigned for a probation violation Friday.

Smith will also be in court to argue a motion to suppress evidence in a DUI case from August of 2015. Those charges led to his release from the 49ers and his current one-year suspension. Smith is eligible to apply for reinstatement in November. A probation violation will not help his cause.
Jun 23 - 11:46 PM

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

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

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