Aldon Smith agrees to new deal with Oakland Raiders

Aldon Smith, Gatorade
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith (99) cools off during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland, Calif. Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 by the NFL for one calendar year because of violations of the league's substance-abuse policy, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

OAKLAND (KRON) — Aldon Smith has agreed to a new contract with the Oakland Raiders in the midst of his year-long suspension, according to ESPN.

The 26-year-old pass rusher was at the Raiders’ facility Monday allegedly there to finalize the deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

If the meeting goes well, Smith will sign an agreed-upon contract.

Smith was suspended after he violated the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The NFL suspended him for an incident in November that involved driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and vandalism.

Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement 60 days before the one-year anniversary of the November suspension, according to ESPN.

In September, Smith pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run, drunken driving and vandalism, charges that stemmed from an alleged Aug. 6 incident.


A photo posted by @aldonsmith on Apr 4, 2016 at 11:59am PDT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s