Aldon Smith is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Raiders edge rusher reportedly had yet another run-in with the law.
This time, it involves a domestic incident. TMZ reported on Monday afternoon that Smith was interviewed regarding an early Saturday morning incident where police were called to a home in San Francisco.
Smith and an alleged victim were interviewed by police, who took a report.
Smith has not been arrested.
According to TMZ, the case is under active investigation. Details of the incident have not been revealed.
Smith was on schedule to be reinstated by the NFL in March 2017. The league banished him in Nov. 2015 as a repeated offender of the NFL substance abuse policy.
He was eligible for reinstatement in Nov. 2016, but the NFL never ruled on his application, and formally tabled it the following month.
Smith had been quiet in 2017, but was seen in an Instagram Live video recorded by Bay Area News Group saying, “I’m back, and there’s nobody who can stop me. You already know it. Raider Nation, we got this s---.”
While it’s possible nothing could come from this domestic incident – time will tell in that regard -- it isn’t a good look for someone hoping to get reinstated by the NFL this spring. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has complete power in regards to reinstatement, with no formal timetable to act.
Raiders owner Mark Davis would not view involvement with a domestic incident kindly. He has come out strong against domestic violence and players who have been proven guilty of such acts.
Smith has had several run-ins with the law since the 49ers drafted him No. 7 overall 2011. He was suspended nine games by the NFL in 2014. His current banishment stems from an Aug. 2015 incident that brought misdemeanor charges of DUI, hit and run and vandalism and ultimately got him released by the 49ers.
The Raiders signed him prior to the 2015 season, and he played nine games in silver and black. He signed a new two-year contract last offseason. It tolled in 2016 despite him never playing a game, meaning he has one year left on his deal with the Raiders.