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11/17/16 - LB Aldon Smith said he "won't be defeated" after serving a one-year suspension for a hit-and-run arrest which ended Thursday. "I won't take no for an answer. I won't be defeated," Smith told ElefitTV on YouTube Wednesday. The 27-year-old and former seventh-overall pick was issued a yearlong ban by the NFL on Nov. 17, 2015 after his arrest for a hit-and-run on Aug. 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, Calif. He was charged with driving under the influence and vandalism.
10/27/16 - LB Aldon Smith has applied for reinstatement from the NFL with his one-year suspension set to end on Nov. 17. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told the San Francisco Chronicle that Smith has submitted his application to return to the club. In September 2015, Smith pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run, drunken driving and vandalism charges that stemmed from an incident on Aug. 6. Smith was suspended for a year on Nov. 17 for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Under league rules, the 27-year-old is eligible to apply for reinstatement 60 days before the one-year anniversary of the suspension.
07/29/16 - OLB Aldon Smith, who is serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, has entered a treatment center, multiple media outlets reported Friday. This is not Smith's first visit to a treatment center. He was in rehab in 2013 after two DUI arrests. It was reported on Monday by ESPN's Ed Werder that the NFL will investigate whether Smith has violated the conditions required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement to the league. The 26-year-old Smith spent the 2015 season with Oakland after being released by the San Francisco 49ers. The pass rusher re-signed with the Raiders in April even though he was serving the year-long suspension.
04/04/16 - OLB Aldon Smith reportedly has agreed to a new deal with the Oakland Raiders, even though he is currently serving a yearlong suspension.
Smith was seen at the team's headquarters Monday where is allegedly working out the final details of the new deal.
Smith spent the 2015 season with Oakland after being released by San Francisco and compiled 28 tackles and 3.5 sacks in nine games.
11/17/15 - OLB Aldon Smith has been suspended for one year by the NFL for substance abuse. The league made the announcement Tuesday. Under the terms of the policy, Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before the one-year anniversary of the suspension.
In a statement, Smith said, "First, I want to thank the Raiders, my teammates, the fans, our coaches and our owner for supporting me throughout all of this. I am taking this time to work on myself and become the man I need to be, my team and organization needs me to be, and I know I can be.
"I had lost my love for the game and it led me to some poor choices, but I am thankful to the Raider organization for believing in me this season and will continue to better myself and grow from my experiences. I look forward to rejoining the team next year."
The Raiders issued a statement, saying, "Aldon has been a positive addition to the Raiders. He remains prominently in our long-term plans and we will continue to support this member of our family as he gets the help that he needs."
Smith, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers in August following a string of off-field incidents, pleaded not guilty in September to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism. The 25 year old was arrested in August on drunken driving charges in Santa Clara, Calif.
Previously, he was suspended nine games in 2014 for what the league called violations of its policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.
Smith was also arrested in April 2013 at Los Angeles International Airport after being uncooperative during a random secondary screening while passing through security.
A first-round pick out of Missouri in 2011, Smith has 3.5 sacks and 28 tackles in nine games for Oakland this season and 47.5 sacks in 59 career regular-season games.