Aldon Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Statements on Suspension of Aldon Smith "Aldon Smith of the Oakland Raiders has been notified that he is now suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Under the terms of the policy, Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before the..." November 18

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    It's a one-year suspension for Aldon Smith for substance abuse, as @AdamSchefter said. Repeat offender.

  • Aldon Smith suspended one year for substance abuse violation

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders will have to make the rest of their surprising playoff push without one of their best defensive players. According to several reports, edge rusher Aldon Smith will be suspended for one year due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Smith signed with the..." November 17

  • Raiders Would Like To Sign Aldon Smith “Long Term” "Raiders’ general manager, Reggie McKenzie, gambled on Aldon Smith just days before the season opener and if his comments today were any indication, he could be doing it again soon. According to the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Vic Tafur, the Raiders hope to sign Smith long term. Smith signed a..." October 28

  • Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charges

    CSN Bay Area "The Santa Clara County District Attorney charged Raiders edge rusher Aldon Smith with misdemeanor counts of DUI with a prior conviction, hit-and-run with property damage and vandalism under $400. Those charges were levied on Sept. 11. His arraignment was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but..." October 06

  • Aldon Smith could be suspended based on substance-abuse policy

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." September 14

  • 49ers notes: Jim Tomsula on Raiders Aldon Smith: ‘We want him to have a great life’

    San Jose Mercury News "Aldon Smith’s signing Friday with the Raiders was met with a positive reaction from 49ers coach Jim Tomsula, a month after the 49ers released the outside linebacker amid more off-field turmoil. “Listen, all I or anybody here would want for Aldon is a great life,” Tomsula said Saturday...." September 12

  • Aldon Smith could play Sunday

    ESPN "Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio didn't delve too deeply into the team's surprise decision to sign talented but troubled linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday. But Del Rio made it clear the Raiders are comfortable with the risk. "We're very thorough in what we do and how we do it, so we feel..." September 12

  • GoFundMe Launched To Get Aldon Smith A Permanent Uber Driver

    Black Sports Online "Aldon Smith has gotten another opportunity to prove himself in the NFL with the Raiders signing him to a 1-year deal. Smith’s talent is undeniable, but his ability to stay out of trouble have proven to be a great challenge for him. One Aldon Smith supporter has launched a GoFundMe page with a..." September 12

  • Aldon Smith charged for alleged DUI, vandalism and hit and run

    SB Nation "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged with driving under the influence with a prior conviction, hit-and run with property damage and vandalism under $400 on Friday, according to Matt Keller of ABC 7 News. All three are misdemeanors stemming from an August arrest in Santa..." September 12

  • Raiders will sign Aldon Smith to one-year contract "Aldon Smith won't be returning to the San Francisco 49ers, but he is staying in the Bay Area. The Oakland Raiders will sign Smith to a one-year contract after a recent face-to-face meeting, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source informed of the player's situation." September 11

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    Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

    There is interest in Aldon Smith from several NFL teams, notably NY Giants. But what's really important is a life spiraling out of control.

  • Colin Kaepernick shoots down gossip he fought with Aldon Smith

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick laughed off and shot down an online report that he fought with now-former teammate Aldon Smith over a woman. “I don’t drive a Mercedes, let’s put it that way,” Kaepernick said after Friday’s practice. One report Tuesday, by, falsely stated that Smith..." August 09

  • Baalke: Decision to release Smith made before talking to him

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers on Friday parted ways with Aldon Smith, the football player. But general manager Trent Baalke reiterated that the 49ers did not part ways with Aldon Smith, the person. While coach Jim Tomsula was announcing the decision for the 49ers to release Aldon Smith at a press conference on..." August 09

  • Report: Aldon Smith unlikely be signed in 2015

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." August 08

  • Financial implications of 49ers' release of Aldon Smith

    CSN Bay Area "The decision was reached Friday morning with coach Jim Tomsula, general manager Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York all having their say on the matter. But the move to part ways with Aldon Smith was certainly not a new thought for the organization. The 49ers considered cutting ties with Smith in the..." August 08

  • Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick reportedly got in fight, possibly over a girl

    Larry Brown Sports "Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick got into a fight at 49ers camp this week, possibly over a girl, according to a new report. Smith was released by San Francisco Friday following his third arrest for DUI since 2012. TMZ reports that the sack master got into a fight with Kaepernick on the field..." August 08

  • Aldon Smith: Justice will be served, there was no DUI

    Pro Football Talk "After he was released from jail following his third drunk driving arrest, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith denied that he had been driving drunk. Smith told KGO in San Francisco this morning that he’s sorry he got himself in trouble again but he wasn’t driving under the influence. “The people..." August 07

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    I asked Jed York if he has made a decision on Aldon Smith. He said, 'Not yet.' @nflnetwork @nfl

  • Aldon Smith booked in Santa Clara County Jail

    Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker Aldon Smith served a nine-game suspension last year after running into legal trouble several times and it appears he may have more problems on that front. Matt Keller of ABC7 in San Francisco reported that Smith was arrested by Santa Clara police on Thursday night and the Santa..." August 07

  • Von Miller on Aldon Smith: ‘I’m going to be there for him’

    Denver Post "When San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith picked up his fifth arrest Thursday, the team decided it had had enough. Smith was released by the team just hours after Santa Clara, Calif., police said they had arrested him on suspicion of a hit and run, driving under the influence and..." August 07

  • 49ers release Aldon Smith after arrest on DUI, hit-and-run charges

    ESPN "The San Francisco 49ers have released Aldon Smith after the 25-year-old linebacker's arrest Thursday night on hit-and-run, driving under the influence and vandalism charges. Smith was booked into the Santa Clara County jail and released Friday on $26,000 bond. It was his third arrest on..." August 07

  • Trent Baalke says 49ers covet LB Aldon Smith, TE Vernon Davis

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke wants to re-sign oft-troubled outside linebacker Aldon Smith, is open to retaining tight end Vernon Davis after a down season and is intrigued to see how quarterback Colin Kaepernick's offseason tinkering with his throwing motion pays off in the..." August 05

  • Smith and Smith: One 49er's decision greatly impacts another

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive lineman Justin Smith’s future with the 49ers remains in question. And his decision for this season could have a dramatic impact on outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who is scheduled to enter his fifth-year option season. After all, Justin Smith deserves some credit for Aldon Smith’s..." February 13

  • Aldon Smith reacts to possibility Justin Smith will retire

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive end Justin Smith remains undecided on his future, so the 49ers’ final two games could be the last of his NFL career. Smith recently said he would decide after the season whether he would attempt to play his 15th NFL season. But many players in the 49ers’ locker room believe it is a..." December 18

  • 49ers officially activate Aldon Smith after 9-game suspension

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers officially activated linebacker Aldon Smith to the 53-man roster Saturday. Smith was serving a nine-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies." November 16

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    #49ers #1 pick Jimmie Ward placed on IR (foot). He played throughout win at Saints. Rookie totals 0 INT, 2 PD. Aldon Smith fills roster spot

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says Aldon Smith nine-game suspension won't be reduced, so he's out Sunday vs Saints

  • Aldon Smith not likely to return to 49ers this week "Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the NFL had yet to notify the San Francisco 49ers about whether Aldon Smith will be reinstated early from his nine-game suspension for violations of the league's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct. Despite ongoing speculation that Smith would indeed..." November 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Don't expect an announcement on a reduced suspension for #49ers LB Aldon Smith today, diminishing chances of playing Sun. Maybe next week

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    49ers expect to hear today whether NFL will reinstate Aldon Smith for this week. If so, he’ll be matched against fill-in Rams left tackle.

  • Aldon Smith's suspension could be reduced from 9 games

    SB Nation "Aldon Smith could have his nine-game NFL suspension reduced by "a game or two," according to Pro Football Talk, in a report that was confirmed by ESPN. Smith is currently sitting due to multiple violations of the league's personal conduct policy. His reduced suspension would be the result of good..." October 21

  • Aldon Smith expected back before Bowman

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman is eligible to return to the 49ers' practice field next week, but it appears to be a near-certainty that Aldon Smith will be beat him back into the lineup. Smith is serving a nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL’s policies on substance abuse..." October 07

  • Aldon Smith dominating with suspension looming

    San Francisco Chronicle "At the moment, for the 49ers, the news is a bit bittersweet: Aldon Smith has never been better. At least that’s the word coming from those who have seen the 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker in training camp. Jim Harbaugh said Smith has “taken his game to the highest level” and 49ers left..." August 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers LB Aldon Smith, facing a significant suspension, is scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell in NY next Friday, Aug. 8, per NFL source.

  • Aldon Smith gets 12 days in jail on DUI charge

    Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has not avoided jail time. But he has gotten the closest thing possible to no jail time. According to Tracy Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News, a judge has sentenced 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges. He gets credit for one..." July 19

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    BREAKING: #49ers Aldon Smith court sentencing taking place today at 1:30. Bumped up a week. Follow @tkaplanreport for details

  • Harbaugh: Aldon Smith made promises, 49ers need to make changes 'at the top'

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Aldon Smith has made unspecified promises to the 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday morning on a radio appearance. And Harbaugh suggested the 49ers can make some changes high in the organization to better help players who experience off-field problems. “I want you to know where..." May 30

  • Aldon Smith pleads no contest to charges; sentencing in July

    Sacramento Bee "Aldon Smith on Wednesday pleaded no contest to the three weapons charges and one count of misdemeanor DUI in Santa Clara Superior Court. The 49ers' linebacker must appear again on July 25 when he will be sentenced. The 49ers are expected to report for training camp earlier that week. The case..." May 22

  • 49ers pick up fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith

    CBS Sports "The 49ers exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday, the team announced. It's worth $9.75 million in 2015. The decision comes hours before the midnight deadline for a team to pick up the option, and several weeks after Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International..." May 03

  • Aldon Smith among 12 whose fifth-year option hasn't been exercised

    CSN Bay Area "Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is one of just 12 players from the first round of the 2011 draft class who has yet to have his fifth-year option exercised. Smith, the 49ers’ selection at No. 7 overall, is by far the most accomplished player in that group of players. Smith's off-field issues are..." May 02

  • 49ers face tough decision on Aldon Smith

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers likely will have to decide whether to retain troubled linebacker Aldon Smith for a fifth season without a resolution in the DUI and gun-possession charges he is facing. The district attorney’s office and Smith’s defense team did not reach a plea deal – something the 49ers thought was..." April 30

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    Christian Gin @Christian_Gin

    What we're hearing from Trent Baalke is support for Aldon Smith, hoping to have him longterm, but we'll see. #49ers

  • 49ers' Smith won't face felony in airport case

    ESPN "The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration. The San Francisco 49ers' star pass-rusher was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on April 13 for..." April 25

  • Aldon Smith takes part in 49ers' offseason workouts

    CSN Bay Area "Outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who faces an uncertain future with the 49ers after his latest off-the-field incident, participated in the first day of the team’s voluntary offseason program on Monday in Santa Clara. Smith’s appearance at the 49ers’ offseason program is notable because of..." April 23

  • Aldon Smith should get tough love instead of contract extension

    Sacramento Bee "Ask any NFL agent or salary cap guru and he’ll tell you that picking up the fifth-year option on Aldon Smith’s contract is the prudent, no-brainer move for the 49ers. The Rams are doing that with their pass-rush specialist, Robert Quinn, and the Texans exercised the option with defensive..." April 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.

  • Suspension likely for San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith "Aldon Smith's future remains unclear one week after a bizarre airport arrest in Los Angeles. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers do not plan to cut Smith, who has $3 million in guaranteed salary next season. That doesn't come close to solving..." April 18

  • Report: Aldon Smith may not play for 49ers in 2014

    CBS Sports "It's hard to deny Aldon Smith's talent -- the 2011 first-round pick has 42 sacks in 43 games -- but the 49ers have grown weary of the ever-growing list of off-field incidents. The latest came last Sunday when the linebacker was arrested and charged with a false report of a bomb threat. He also has..." April 16

  • Report: 49ers embattled Aldon Smith's roster spot in danger

    San Jose Mercury News "* NFL source: Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not involved in any of the trouble. Culliver is not presumed to have been spending time with Smith in LA. It’s possible Culliver just happened to be there and was flying back on same..." April 15