Aldon Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Donald Penn 'Raiders Can Save Aldon Smith'

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders star lineman Donald Penn says the best thing for Aldon Smith is to be around his teammates -- so they can serve as a support system for the guy as he battles substance abuse. Penn says he truly believes his teammate is a "good guy" and wants the best for him -- despite the..." March 11

  • Aldon Smith Denies Wrongdoing 'I'm Not a Badass Criminal, I'm a Good Person'

    TMZ "Aldon Smith insists he did nothing wrong -- was not detained -- and was only inside a San Francisco jail to visit a friend who was locked up inside. As Smith left an S.F. jail following a car crash in which he was allegedly a passenger, he told a pack of reporters that he was doing great ......." March 10

  • Aldon Smith detained in San Francisco "Suspended Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith was detained Thursday morning in San Francisco after a vehicle he was a passenger in collided with a San Francisco police cruiser near police headquarters, authorities said. Smith was detained after three passengers in the vehicle were questioned..." March 09

  • Aldon Smith “cooperating” with San Francisco police

    ESPN "Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who missed the 2016 season as part of an NFL-mandated suspension, was mentioned in a report taken by the San Francisco Police Department for an incident that occurred over the weekend, police confirmed Monday. Exact details of the report were not..." February 14

  • Aldon Smith Under Investigation for Domestic Incident

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders star Aldon Smith is being investigated for what we're told is a domestic incident ... TMZ Sports has learned. Sources tell us cops in San Francisco were called early Saturday morning and responded to a home in the city. Smith owns a house in San Francisco. Police interviewed..." February 13

  • Raiders G.M.: We’ll welcome Aldon Smith when he’s reinstated

    East Bay Times "Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie remains patient with the Aldon Smith situation. While a report surfaced Sunday that Smith will be reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, McKenzie is still in a holding pattern in regard to the suspended Raiders linebacker. “He’s still on the..." February 10

  • Aldon Smith: I'm back and nobody can stop me

    ESPN "Aldon Smith last played in an NFL game for the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 15, 2015, having been slapped with an indefinite suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. But a day after the NFL Network reported Smith would be reinstated in March,..." February 07

  • Aldon Smith to be reinstated in March

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith has been banished from the NFL for some time now. It seems his indefinite suspension has an end date. The Raiders edge rusher will be reinstated in March if he remains compliant with the substance abuse policy, the NFL Netwotk reported on Sunday morning. Smith was banished under..." February 05

  • 49ers suing Aldon Smith to repay bonus money

    Sportsnaut "As the final act in the broken relationship between the San Francisco 49ers and Aldon Smith, the franchise is suing its former player to recoup bonus money. As pointed out by Dan Werly of The White Bronco, the 49ers are asking for a court order for Smith to repay part of his signing..." January 31

  • Jack Del Rio ‘disappointed’ in NFL’s decision to postpone Aldon Smith’s reinstatement

    Sportsnaut "Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio expressed his disappointment with the NFL for postponing Aldon Smith’s reinstatement today at a press conference. Del Rio stated that he “sees some of the guys that have been allowed back, and my question is, what’s the difference?”" December 30

  • NFL won't reinstate Aldon Smith this season

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith will not be reinstated to the NFL this season and his case has been deferred until at least March, the league confirmed on Friday. Smith has been suspended for the last 22 games after he was given a Stage Three banishment from the league on Nov. 17, 2015 for..." December 30

  • Raiders’ Aldon Smith wants answer from NFL on suspension

    San Francisco Chronicle "suspension By Vic Tafur December 15, 2016 Updated: December 16, 2016 9:17am 2 Video: ALDON SMITH: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Comments On Meeting With Aldon Smith ALDON SMITH: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Comments On Meeting With Aldon Smith CBS San Francisco Aldon Smith is..." December 17

  • Goodell: NFL Still Vetting Aldon Reinstatement Application, No Timetable

    CSN Bay Area "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials have recently met with Raiders edge rusher Aldon Smith, but still haven’t ruled on his application for reinstatement. He has been banished as a repeat offender of the league’s substance abuse policy, though he has been eligible for..." December 15

  • Raiders' Smith met with Goodell to discuss reinstatement

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders edge rusher Aldon Smith is pushing to get reinstated into the NFL after more than a year banished after repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, and took a necessary step in his quest on Friday. Smith met with NFL officials and Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to..." December 09

  • Aldon Smith still hasn't met with Goodell, Raiders not counting on return

    CBS Sports "Last year, Raiders pass-rusher Aldon Smith was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Per NFL rules, Smith was allowed to apply for reinstatement after one year, which he has done. As of this time, Smith is still waiting for a meeting with commissioner Roger..." December 04

  • Raiders have “guarded optimism” about Aldon Smith reinstatement

    ESPN "Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith could learn his football future soon, as the NFL is due to respond to his application for reinstatement this week. Smith applied for a return to the league Oct. 3, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had 60 days to render a decision on reinstatement,..." November 27

  • Raiders didn’t discuss Aldon Smith reinstatement with Goodell

    East Bay Times "Raiders coach Jack Del Rio confirmed that he had a pre-game chat with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell prior to their Monday night victory over Houston in Mexico City, but the subject of linebacker Aldon Smith’s reinstatement did not come up. “I did not speak with the commissioner about that,”..." November 23

  • NFL: No comment on potential reinstatement of Aldon Smith

    ESPN "The one-year mark of Aldon Smith's one-year suspension came and went Thursday with no word from the league on if the Oakland Raiders outside linebacker would be reinstated. Not even with Smith posting a video of himself working out and saying he would not “take no for an answer,” and that he..." November 18

  • Suspended Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith: “I won’t be defeated”

    East Bay Times "While Aldon Smith awaits word of his fate from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the suspended Raiders linebacker is vowing that he won’t be beaten down by his one-year banishment from football. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Smith’s suspension for violating the league’s substance..." November 17

  • Jack Del Rio won't talk about Aldon Smith's future until he 'gets his life in order'

    Fox Sports "Last week, Aldon Smith was spotted at a Golden State Warriors game. He told a reporter that he expects to be back with the Oakland Raiders soon. By soon, he meant “two weeks.” Smith applied for reinstatement last month, hoping Roger Goodell will allow him to hit the field when his suspension..." November 08

  • Suspended LB Aldon Smith hopeful of Raiders comeback soon

    San Jose Mercury News "Suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith plans to return to football in two weeks, optimistic the NFL will grant his wish. “Hopefully, soon,” he said Thursday night of being allowed back in the league. The menacing pass rusher applied for reinstatement from the NFL late last month,..." November 04

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