Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith can probably expect to stay on the suspended list a little longer. The 28-year-old was involved in a domestic violence incident Saturday night, according to a NBC Bay Area report.
Smith left the scene of the incident before police arrived. They are trying to get in touch with Smith in order to talk to him about what happened. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.
After some promising early seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Smith’s career has been marred by suspensions. He missed nine games in 2014 after violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was involved in a DUI incident in 2015 that got him released from the team. He was also arrested for driving under the influence in 2013.
Smith signed on with the Raiders in 2015, but played in just nine games before violating the league’s substance abuse policy for a second time. He received a year-long suspension.
At some point, Smith’s suspension was made indefinite until he resolved his court case from his 2015 incident. Smith pleaded “no contest” to a hit and run, and had his DUI charges dropped. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail.
This is the second time since his suspension Smith has been involved in a domestic violence incident. He was under investigation February of 2017 as well.
Smith’s re-instatement has been dependent on his behavior. Commissioner Roger Goodell can lift it when he sees fit. Given Smith’s repeated run-ins with the law even after his original suspension, that’s not likely to happen any time soon.
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