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Aldon Smith issues statement on suspension

The Oakland Raiders lost some depth at their linebacker position this week when Aldon Smith, who signed with the team after being cut from the nearby San Francisco 49ers this past summer, was suspended for one year by the NFL. Smith was arrested in August for his role in an incident outside a Santa Clara, Calif. home that included charges of DUI, hit and run, and vandalism. It was...
Via Gamedayr
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Aldon Smith one year for substance abuse

The NFL is coming down hard on Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith. The league has suspended Smith for one year, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, following the linebacker’s Aug. 6 arrest for an alleged hit-and-run involving DUI and vandalism charges in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL Media’s Rand Getlin cited substance abuse as the reason for the suspension. The former...
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith could be suspended based on substance-abuse policy

Aldon Smith is currently facing three charges from Santa Clara County relating to a DUI arrest last month. Despite the problems, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders last week and is eligible to play in NFL games. But the question is: for how long? Pro Football Talk reports that Smith could be suspended by the league based on a violation of the substance-abuse policy. From PFT...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders setting Aldon Smith up to fail…again

The Oakland Raiders signed Aldon Smith to a one-year deal, but based on comments by the veteran leadership on the team, the troubled pass-rusher is bound to fail once again. Smith has been arrested five times since 2012. He’s been charged with driving under the influence three times, was arrested on suspicion of making bomb threats at LAX and was busted on three felony counts...
Via Sportsnaut
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith hit with three misdemeanor charges...

Just hours after the announcement that Aldon Smith signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, the troubled pass-rusher was hit with three misdemeanor charges, and he could face jail time if found guilty on all three counts. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report first reported the one-year deal with Oakland. The charges stem from his Aug. 6 arrest—the one that forced the San Francisco...
Via Sportsnaut
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith signs with Raiders

    Aldon Smith has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. Of course he has. Smith, who is awaiting disciplinary action from the NFL in the wake of his latest arrest, is eligible to play at the moment. However, the league could decide to suspend him before Sunday to prevent the Raiders from possibly using him in their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants interested in signing LB Aldon Smith

By Evan Massey The New York Giants are stuck in a waiting game as far as Jason Pierre-Paul is concerned, and they have no idea when he will be ready to play football again after losing a finger to a July 4th accident. They could really use some pass rushing help, and they seem to have their eyes on one target in particular. According to a report from Jordan Schultz, the Giants are...
Via This Given Sunday
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith unlikely to be signed in 2015

By Steve DelVecchio Aldon Smith was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Friday in the wake of his latest run-in with the law, and the early belief is that he may have to wait until 2016 to find work again. Shortly after the Niners cut Smith, one NFL general manager reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman that no team is going to take a chance on signing the 25-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers make right decision by cutting LB Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers were forced to make a very difficult decision after this morning’s news that linebacker Aldon Smith had been arrested on three charges. Those charges were DUI, hit and run and vandalism. It didn’t take them too terribly long to figure out what they needed to do in response to his arrest. FILED TO ESPN: 49ers to release Aldon Smith. — Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL...
Via This Given Sunday
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith arrested for DUI, hit-and-run, vandalism

By Steve DelVecchio San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is in trouble with the law again. According to Santa Clara Police, Smith was arrested on Thursday night and charged with driving while under the influence, hit-and-run and vandalism. From the PIO: SCPD arrested Aldon Smith last night for Hit&Run, DUI, and vandalism. A press release will be provided later this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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