NFL suspends Aldon Smith for 1 year, effective immediately

The NFL has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith for one year, effective immediately, for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Smith’s suspension was reported on Twitter by both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Albert Breer.

The NFL has suspended Aldon Smith for a year, effective immediately, for violating the substance abuse policy. (@AdamSchefter 1st reported)

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 17, 2015

NFL is suspending Raiders' LB Aldon Smith one year for his role in an Aug. 28 incident, per league source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2015

Smith, 26, was cut by the San Francisco 49ers following an arrest for DUI, but this appears to be related to something else entirely. Just what is unknown.

Smith signed on with the Raiders just before the start of the 2015 regular season and posted 28 tackles with 3.5 sacks across nine games this season. His suspension could end up being quite detrimental to Oakland’s pass rush over the remainder of the season.

But the long and short of it is that Smith has always had problems staying out of trouble since being drafted seventh overall out of Missouri by San Francisco back in 2011, especially when alcohol is involved. He has multiple DUIs to his name and also drew a nine-game suspension from the NFL for an incident at Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, during which he allegedly yelled “bomb” just for the sake of doing so.

He made the Pro Bowl in 2012 and has posted 180 tackles with 47.5 sacks for his career.

Needless to say, unless Smith gets his collective you-know-what together, it’s highly likely that he has played his final NFL snap.

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