By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Suspended Oakland Raiders defensive end/linebacker Aldon Smith is in trouble with the law once again. Smith was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident, according to NBC Sports’ Scott Blair.
When the law enforcement authorities arrived on the scene, they found the victim to have non-life threatening injuries. The former NFL player was not at the scene when the police arrived.
Yet, through their investigation, they found Smith was the aggressor.
Smith has not played in the NFL since Nov. 2015 with the Raiders. He played in nine games, including seven starts, where he had 21 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and three pass deflections.
He has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for violations to the league’s substance-abuse policy. Despite his suspensions, the Raiders still own his rights, as he remains on their roster.
The 28-year-old recently asked a judge in Feb. to lower his child support payments, because he has not received any income since Nov. 2015. From 2011 through Aug. 2015, he had five documented run-ins with the law.
These arrests included making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport, hit-and-run, DUI, vandalism, possessing illegal assault weapons, and DUI after crashing into a tree in San Jose, Calif. His first arrest was for DUI in Miami Beach, but that was changed to reckless driving after being entered into a first-time offenders diversion program.
Smith would have to be reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — but those are slim odds now — for him to ever play for the Raiders once again. He would have to be clear of any problems with the law moving forward for many years before he would even be considered for reinstatement.
Josh Gordon, who last played in 2014, was the last player reinstated by Goodell. He returned last season and played in five games for the Cleveland Browns, where he had 18 receptions for 335 yards and a touchdown.
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