Another incident for Aldon Smith

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Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith last played an NFL game in 2015. It’s looking more an more like that will be the last NFL game he ever plays.

Via multiple reports, Smith has been involved in another off-field situation. As explained by NBC Sports California, Smith was involved in a domestic violence incident on Saturday night. Police currently are searching for him.

A first-round pick of the 49ers in 2011, Smith has been suspended since November 15, 2015. He has had a string of substance-abuse policy violations and other issues since entering the league as one of the best pass rushers of the past generation. Through his first three seasons, Smith had 42 sacks in 43 regular-season games.

He has now missed more than two full seasons, and the pending domestic violence allegation — coupled with the apparent fact that he’s on the run — won’t make the league office any more likely to reinstate him.

57 responses to “Another incident for Aldon Smith

  1. Football is no longer this young man’s concern. I dont offer up “prayers and wishes” for him, but I do hope he wakes up before its too late.

  2. Aldon, your probation officer is on Line 1. Vince McMahon is on Line 2, says “don’t call us, and we won’t be calling you either”.

  3. He is no longer a football story. Too bad he threw his talent away. He had HOF potential. Reminds me of Bull Durham, million dollar arm, 10 cent head. He is a million dollar talent with a 10c head.

  4. What an enigma. I’m a Niners fan and he was an absolute beast. He got in trouble and everyone was surprised because they said he was so quiet and shy in the locker room. Talk about an absolute inability to stay out of trouble. 42 sacks in 43 games, but if you include the postseason he was averaging over a sack a game – that’s unheard of. I hope he figures things out in life, but man did he waste a lot of talent.

  5. This guy was on a reggie white level pace for sacks per game. Sad to see someone with hall of fame talent amd zero self respect

  6. This is sad. I’m no fan but he is clearly off his rocker. Coming back to the NFL? Yeah, least of my concerns. Someone just needs to get this guy off the streets, out of people’s homes, and away from the general populace. He is not fit for society apparently.

  7. I just can’t believe that some of these guys just don’t get it. Millions at stake. You can be easily set for life and they just can’t stay out of trouble.

  8. Beside talent. What a waste of life. There are plenty of good people who can’t walk or do half the things he can. This guy was a given a physical gift from god and blew it.

  9. This is purely speculation, but for all we know Aldon might have been the greatest pass rusher of all time. Instead he’s just another dude who can’t stay out of jail.

  10. This is sad, on so many levels.

    People always see things through their own eyes. Yes, if many of us had his talent, we’d be rich, famous and most likely end up in the HOF.

    But Aldon, and many others like him, didn’t come from the best of circumstances. Simply having phenomenal athletic talent doesn’t mean one is going to make it to the HOF or be able to remain on the straight and narrow.

    It takes a lot more than athletic talent to be able to be able to work with others, fit in, accept constructive criticism, be aware of one’s own shortcomings etc.

    The “system” that is and has been in place for a long time sadly helps perpetuate situations like these. Far too many are passed along due to great athletic talent. Far too many with elite athletic talent have transgressions get overlooked.

    Just look at colleges, local police departments over the decades helping to enable the athletes on their teams. Think of the ex-Pats tight end Hernandez and his issues while in college at Florida. Because he could really play, he received many chances.

    The “system” doesn’t help many of these players to be accountable, to learn that their are actions and repercussions. It actually teaches them the opposite.

    Things are beginning to change in many areas, hopefully it will change for the better in this area too.

  11. Patriots would still sign him if he ever gets reinstated. All of NE would be calling BB a demigod for it too.

  12. “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
    Some men you just can’t reach…”

  13. Hasn’t played in league since 2015…has had “another off-field situation”.

    He hasn’t played in over two years…his whole life is and has been an off the field situation for that long.

  14. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    March 5, 2018 at 12:38 am
    Patriots would still sign him if he ever gets reinstated. All of NE would be calling BB a demigod for it too.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    There is literally no chance this guys plays in the league again. On top of his substance abuse violations, the fact that this is a domestic abuse allegation really makes it worse. The league, reluctantly and society as a whole really looks down on it. ( which they should) So no, NE or any other team wont be signing him.

  15. sportsfan18 says:
    March 5, 2018 at 12:30 am
    This is sad, on so many levels.

    People always see things through their own eyes. Yes, if many of us had his talent, we’d be rich, famous and most likely end up in the HOF.

    But Aldon, and many others like him, didn’t come from the best of circumstances. Simply having phenomenal athletic talent doesn’t mean one is going to make it to the HOF or be able to remain on the straight and narrow.

    It takes a lot more than athletic talent to be able to be able to work with others, fit in, accept constructive criticism, be aware of one’s own shortcomings etc.

    The “system” that is and has been in place for a long time sadly helps perpetuate situations like these. Far too many are passed along due to great athletic talent. Far too many with elite athletic talent have transgressions get overlooked.

    Just look at colleges, local police departments over the decades helping to enable the athletes on their teams. Think of the ex-Pats tight end Hernandez and his issues while in college at Florida. Because he could really play, he received many chances.

    The “system” doesn’t help many of these players to be accountable, to learn that their are actions and repercussions. It actually teaches them the opposite.

    Things are beginning to change in many areas, hopefully it will change for the better in this area too.

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    I’m one who gets annoyed it when people are defended by people for doing bad things, based on their childhood not being so great. There are millions of people in the world who had horrible childhoods and they become successful adults who make sure their sons and daughters have it better than they did. My childhood wasn’t so great, either, but I realized at an early age that making excuses is not the way to handle things when you mess up.
    Aldon Smith has made many bad choices in his life and the buck stops with him. He is the one who has to own his mistakes and do whatever it takes to turn his life around. No one can do it for him.
    I agree with you that athletes often get far more breaks than the average person because of their athletic ability. It’s a huge mistake, but it reinforces their belief that they are above rules and laws. If I had my way, the first time a young person breaks the law, I’d give them the maximum punishment allowed to show them the error of their ways. To me, it’s a mistake to take it easy on them, because it makes them feel like it’s not so bad when you break rules or the law.
    Mind you, I am not talking about horse whipping a kid for breaking the law. I’m sure some of you will immediately call me some kind of tyrant that condones beating kids. I am talking about teaching the kid that there are consequences for everything we do in life and taking responsibility for one’s actions is the first step in teaching a kid right from wrong.
    If Aldon Smith doesn’t take responsibility for what he has done and do whatever it takes to change his life, he’ll wind up as just another one of those people who had it all in his hands and threw it all away.

  16. time to put football on the “sideline,” Aldon, and put your “health,” in the game.

  17. Its hopeless because it won’t be his first visit to rehab. He has to forget about football
    now. He’s a sick person.

  18. “The missing link! Going to make the Raiders a SB contender again!” at least according to Raider fan. But in reality, just another name on that list that grows longer and longer every passing year.

  19. Think of the money this guy has thrown away because he has the maturity of a three-year old.

  20. jjackwagon says:
    March 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    “The missing link! Going to make the Raiders a SB contender again!” at least according to Raider fan. But in reality, just another name on that list that grows longer and longer every passing year.

    ————–

    Yes

    In 2017 it was Derek Carr
    In 2018 it is Jon Gruden

    Who will it be in 2019?

  21. He had a police blotter sheet a mile long when the 49ers finally released him. Yet the Raiders signed him anyway and still have high hopes for him. Good luck with that. Goo Regggie! LOL.

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