Aldon Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Aldon Smith Applies For Reinstatement

    Pro Football Rumors "Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has applied for reinstatement, GM Reggie McKenzie tells Vic Tafur of The San Francisco Chronicle. Smith’s one-year suspension formally ends on Nov. 17 and league sources tell Tafur that he is out of rehab. “Aldon is doing well,” McKenzie said. “That situation is..." October 27

  • Aldon Smith enters treatment center

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith is reportedly seeking help. The Raiders linebacker has entered a treatment center, according to TMZ. Last weekend, a video surfaced on Periscope that appears to show Smith holding a hand-rolled cigarette." July 29

  • Aldon Smith tweets 'Good try, not me' after questionable video surfaces

    USA Today "After ESPN reported that the NFL is looking into a video circulating online that shows an unidentified man and woman discussing a hand-roll cigarette from a Periscope account used by Aldon Smith, the linebacker posted what appears to be a denial on Twitter:" July 25

  • NFL to investigate questionable Aldon Smith video

    The Score "The NFL will look into the possibility that suspended linebacker Aldon Smith violated league protocol for a suspended player, a source told Ed Werder of ESPN. Smith posted a video on Periscope in early July that appears to show him smoking an unknown substance. The post was made under the name..." July 25

  • Aldon Smith posts questionable video titled 'Fire up session'

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith is living outside the spotlight these days while serving a calendar-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Raiders edge rusher and former 49ers first-round draft pick hasn’t spoken publicly in some time but has been active on Periscope, a social media..." July 25