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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:23:46 -0800
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to respond to Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith's application for reinstatement this week. Smith applied to return to the league Oct. 3, and a decision will be rendered by Friday, Dec. 2, per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:54:52 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith's one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy ends Nov. 17. Smith is out of rehab, according to league sources.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:58:23 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith will be investigated by the NFL to see if he violated the protocols required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement to the league after his violation of the substance-abuse policy, according to a league source. An online video circulated that shows an unidentified man and woman talking about a hand-rolled cigarette. Smith is currently serving a year-long suspension and will be eligible to apply for reinstatement in September.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:05:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith's two-year contract calls for $250,000 for each game he is on the 53-man roster in 2016 and 2017.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:45:48 -0700
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith's deal is two years in length. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:42:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith will not be able to reapply for reinstatement from his one-year suspension until 60 days before Nov. 17 of this year. Smith was suspended for a hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:44:05 -0700
Free-agent LB Aldon Smith (Raiders) has reached a contract agreement with the Oakland Raiders Monday, April 4, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:15:51 -0700
Free-agent LB Aldon Smith (Raiders) is still in the Raiders' plans after he completes his one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. General manager Reggie McKenzie said he is in no rush to re-sign Smith, though, as he wants to make sure Smith is making the correct off-field decisions first. McKenzie said the conversations with Smith have been good and it's encouraging to see him get his life right. Smith is eligible to be reinstated off the NFL's reserve/suspended list in mid-November.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:17:44 -0800
Updating a previous item, Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith was suspended for a year for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. He is not guaranteed reinstatement into the league and has to apply for it when he's eligible around mid-November of next year. He will become an unrestricted free agent next season.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:30:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith will not be let go in spite of being suspended for a year, according to a source. The Raiders were expecting Smith's suspension.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:12:13 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith has been suspended one year for his role in an Aug. 6 incident in which he pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism, according to a league source.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:34:50 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith has made an immediate impact on the defense, and general manager Reggie McKenzie said Smith is in the team's long-term plans. It's unknown if Smith would like to stay in Oakland beyond this year, though. Smith has 18 tackles, one and a half sacks and three passes defensed in six games.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:19:35 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of DUI, hit-and-run with property damage and vandalism in Santa Clara, Calif. He has a pretrial date set for Nov. 4.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:36:26 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith was credited with just two tackles and a quarterback hurry in limited action in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Smith is expected to receive another NFL suspension at some point this year after being suspended nine games in 2014.
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:31:27 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith will play a limited role as a pass rusher in Week 1 Sunday, Sept. 13, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He'll play about 20 snaps, according to a source.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:30:09 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith was charged with three misdemeanors Friday, Sept. 11. According to the Santa Clara district attorney's office, he was charged with driving under the influence with a prior conviction and refusal to submit a chemical test; hit and run with property damage and vandalism with damage under $400. Smith will be arraigned Oct. 6 with the maximum penalty being two years and six months in county jail if he is convicted on all three charges. Smith practiced with the Raiders Friday and will be eligible to play in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Raiders will consider playing him, according to league sources. He could be subject to severe NFL discipline in the future, pending the outcome of his court hearings. The expectations is that he'll be suspended again sometime this year, but he can play until that happens.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:12:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith signed a one-year deal worth as much as $8 million. The deal includes a $1 million base salary, $5 million in 53-man roster bonuses and $2 million in sack incentives.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:41:05 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith is eligible to play in Week 1, despite his off-the-field incident. The team will consider playing him depending on his conditioning.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:17:14 -0700
Free-agent LB Aldon Smith (49ers) signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Friday, Sept. 11.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:07:43 -0700
Free-agent LB Aldon Smith (49ers) is not an option for the Atlanta Falcons at this point even though he is a talented player, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:32:17 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will be released.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 08:07:43 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, hit and run and vandalism Friday, Aug. 7, the Santa Clara Police Department confirmed on Twitter.
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:41:39 -0700
San Francisco 49ers OLB Aldon Smith is being looked at for a contract extension before Smith hits free agency in 2016. Smith will make a base salary of $1 million this season but can make up to $9.75 million in bonuses and incentives.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:58:39 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith has been present for the entire offseason workout program, according to general manager Trent Baalke. "He's got a great look in his eye," Baalke said. "He's doing well. … For anybody that's been in a situation like Aldon's been in, every day is a process. But he's doing exceptionally well and he's probably in as good a shape as he's been in a long time."
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:59:54 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith restructured his 2015 contract Thursday, March 5, according to a source. Smith will still be paid $9.75 million but it will no longer be fully guaranteed.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:52:01 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers are looking into whether LB Aldon Smith was drinking with former teammate Ray McDonald the night of Dec. 15th, along with a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by McDonald the night before. "We're certainly going to look into it," general manager Trent Baalke said. "In this situation, I think, there are different situations, and we treat each situation differently, but yet we're certainly going to look into it."
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:45:29 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith (finger) had two sacks and eight quarterback hits in his second game back from a nine-game suspension against the Washington Redskins in Week 12. Smith was a mismatch for OT Morgan Moses, who was replacing OT Trent Williams. However, Smith doesn't think he's back in peak form yet, and he dislocated his left middle finger during the game.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:52:55 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks pulled himself out of the team's Week 11 game, and he didn't play at all in the second half. Brooks confirmed that he is healthy, but he didn't seem to like the reduced playing time caused by the return of LB Aldon Smith. Brooks started over Smith, but saw his playing time split.
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:23:02 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers added LB Aldon Smith to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 15.
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:48:42 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will be activated from the Reserve/Suspended list Saturday, Nov. 15.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:24:42 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith said he worked on improving his pass rush moves during his suspension and could use some new moves during games.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:30:56 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith has officially been reinstated from his nine-game suspension.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:07:42 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith is expected attend team meetings Tuesday, Nov. 11, and is eligible to play in Week 11.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:47:22 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will owe the team $661,000 after the season to pay off his signing bonus forfeiture, according to sources. The team will take the $525,000 salary he was scheduled to make this season.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 06:44:25 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith's suspension was not reduced because he didn't fulfill the counseling requirement, according to sources.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:14:24 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will not have his suspension reduced, according to a league source. Smith will be eligible to return Nov. 16, against the New York Giants.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:28:00 -0800
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith isn't expected to be reinstated Tuesday, Nov. 4, and is unlikely to be reinstated Wednesday, Nov. 5, or for the start of the work week.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:52:12 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Corey Lemonier, a second-year linebacker with the team, may be dealt prior to the Tuesday, Oct. 28 trade deadline to free up space on the roster. Lemonier will likely be inactive when LB Aldon Smith returns, and Lemonier has already lost his starting nickelback job.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:48:24 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith could be back on the roster as soon as Monday, Oct. 27 thanks to his settlement with the league. It was previously reported his suspension could be trimmed, although the number of games was not known.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:06:02 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was given a nine-game suspension for multiple violations of league policies before the season began. According to multiple sources, there's a chance the suspension could be lifted a game or two early.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:27:08 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was suspended four games for a substance abuse violation and five games for a personal conduct policy violation.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:57:18 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was suspended for the first nine games of 2014 for violating the policy and program for substances of abuse and the personal conduct policy.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:33:35 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell, according to general manager Trent Baalke. The meeting likely took place Tuesday, Aug. 5, or Wednesday, Aug. 6. The next step in the process is for Goodell to announce if Smith will face discipline for violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:52:19 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LBs Patrick Willis (undisclosed) and Aldon Smith (undisclosed) did not play in the team's first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:13:23 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was present for the team's first practice Monday, Aug. 4.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:19:58 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday, Aug. 8. Smith is facing a suspension for three felony gun charges and a DUI.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:34:35 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30, as he attends a hearing at the Los Angeles City Attorney's office regarding an April arrest at the Los Angeles International Airport. No charges were filed in that incident.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:28:08 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith said he's in the best shape he's ever been in, referring to both his body and mind. Smith admitted he is still growing and is in a better spot than he has been. Smith could still face league discipline following a fake airport bomb threat, a driving under the influence charge and felony weapons charges.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:08:43 -0700
San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the near future, which likely would lead to a decision on any discipline for Smith.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:22:08 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will not have to serve his ordered 12 days in jail, because he will be allowed to serve his sentence on consecutive once-a-week work days starting July 28. He was given one day of time served. Smith also received three years of probation, 235 hours of community service, a $2,000 fine and a ban on possessing guns or ammunition for three years at part of the sentence.