Raiders edge rusher Aldon Smith was reportedly involved in another run-in with the law Thursday morning.
Smith was detained by police in San Francisco for public intoxication, according to KTVU, and is expected to released when he is sober. No charges are expected.
The suspended Raiders edge rusher was alledgedly one of two male passengers in a vehicle that crashed into an undercover police car near police headquarters around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. Three police officers were in the car, and two were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver, a female, was detained on suspicion of DUI.
Smith denied invovlement in the incident when confronted by reporters after being released onto the San Francisco streets.
"I didn't do anything," Smith told reporters. "I had to go handle something and talk to somebody, a friend who is locked up in there. That's what I went to go do."
Later in the interview Smith said his girlfriend was driving the SUV invovled in the incident.
Smith has been banished by the NFL on Nov. 15, 2015 as a repeat offender of the league's substance abuse policy. He was eligible to return a calendar year later, but his reinstatement application was tabled despite a meeting between Smith, commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL officials. The NFL Network reported last month that Smith's case would be re-evaluated on March 15, and the pass rusher had a real shot to return if he followed a correct path.
This latest incident and subsequent interview certainly won't help his case. Goodell is not required to rule on Smith's application on any set date. His banishement is technically indefinite.
Smith repeatedly said he didn't do anything wrong.
"If you guys want to talk about me, let's make these stories a little better and put me in a better spotlight," Smith said. "Let's stop making me seem like a (criminal). That's not who am. I'm a good person."