Report: Aldon Smith detained after car accident in San Francisco

Report: Aldon Smith detained after car accident in San Francisco

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."

Raiders 2018 offseason scoreboard


Raiders 2018 offseason scoreboard


Veteran additions
WR Jordy Nelson (cut by Green Bay): 2 years/$15 million, $13 million guaranteed
CB Rashaan Melvin (UFA; Indianapolis): 1 year/$6.5 million
LB Tahir Whitehead (UFA; Detroit): 3 years/$18 million, $9 million guaranteed)
S Marcus Gilchrist (UFA; Houston): 1 year
RB Doug Martin (cut by Tampa Bay): 1 year
FB Keith Smith (UFA; Dallas): 2 years/$4.2 million
TE Derek Carrier (UFA; L.A. Rams): 3 years/$7 million
DE Tank Carradine (UFA; San Francisco): 1 year
LB Kyle Wilbur (UFA; Dallas): 2 years/$3.25 million
LS Andrew DePaola (UFA; Chicago): 4 years/$4.27 million
WR Griff Whalen (but by Baltimore)

Re-signed/extensions/contract tenders offered
DT Justin Ellis (UFA): 3 years/$15 million; $6 million guaranteed)
TE Lee Smith (UFA): 3 years
K Giorgio Tavecchio (ERFA): 1 year/$555,000
DE/LB Shilique Calhoun (ERFA): 1 year/630,000
S Erik Harris (ERFA)
DE James Cowser (ERFA)
OL Denver Krikland (ERFA)

CB Sean Smith (released)
CB David Amerson (released; Kansas City)
RT Marshall Newhouse (released)
LB Aldon Smith (released)
WR Michael Crabtree (released; Baltimore)
DL Denico Autry (UFA; Indianapolis)
CB TJ Carrie (UFA; Cleveland)

S Reggie Nelson (UFA)
K Sebastian Janikowski (UFA)
LB NaVorro Bowman (UFA)
LS Jon Condo (UFA)
QB EJ Manuel (UFA)
S Keith McGill (UFA)

UFA-Unrestricted free agent: Free to sign with any team
ERFA-Exclusive rights free agent: Player has no outside negotiating power

NOTE: Contract figures obtained by, league sources, NFLPA sources or

* * *

1. First round:
No. 10 overall
2. Second round:No. 41 overall
3. Third round: No. 75 overall
4. Fourth round: No. 110 overall
5. Sixth round: No. 185 overall
6. Sixth round: No. 192 overall
7. Sixth round: No. 210 overall*
8. Sixth round: No. 212 overall*
9. Sixth round: No. 216 overall*
10. Sixth round: No. 217 overall*
11. Seventh round: No. 228 overall
* compensatory pick

Reports: Marshawn Lynch to remain with Raiders in 2018


Reports: Marshawn Lynch to remain with Raiders in 2018

The Raiders signed veteran running back Doug Martin on Thursday, prompting many to believe the move meant the end of Marshawn Lynch's time in Oakland.

But as it has been expected, Martin is just another piece to go along with Lynch in the Raiders' backfield. According to multiple national reports, Lynch will remain in Silver and Black this upcoming season. 

The news will become official when the Raiders pay Lynch his $1 million roster bonus on Sunday. 

“One of the reasons I’m excited to be with the Raiders is to join forces with Lynch. We’ll see what happens," Jon Gruden told Insider Scott Bair at the NFL Scouting Combine. “We have to take a look at the entire roster, but I’m counting on him. I’m counting on him being a big part of this football team.”

Lynch, 31, rushed for 891 yards, averaging 4.3 yards per carry, and scored seven touchdowns for the Raiders in 2017.