Aldon Smith had .40 BAC when he reported to SF Sherriff's Department


Aldon Smith had .40 BAC when he reported to SF Sherriff's Department

Former Raiders and 49ers edge rusher Aldon Smith had a blood alcohol level .40 when he walked into the San Francisco County Sheriff’s department, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper said he reported to the law enforcement station for ankle monitoring as part of the conditions of his release on bail stemming from an incident that resulted in charges of domestic violence and assault with intent to cause great bodily injury, among others.

He was supposed to have a GPS attached to his ankle, in addition to a monitor that measures alcohol in swear. Smith was taken directly into custody instead, and remains in jail. He has not posted $500,000 bond.

He appeared in court on Wednesday, and the Chronicle reports Smith will remain in custody until Friday, when he will likely be taken to an in-custody, residential rehab facility.

Smith’s blood alcohol level when present at the SF Sherriff’s station is five times the legal limit, and is sufficient to put people in a coma.

Smith was ordered to be fit with ankle monitors after he violated a protective order, allegedly contacting the alleged victim from a March 3 domestic violence incident last month. He turn himself in shortly after, and posted bond. He was ordered to refrain from alcohol.

Tyrell Williams' early-season bout of plantar fasciitis 'never really healed'


Tyrell Williams' early-season bout of plantar fasciitis 'never really healed'

ALAMEDA – Tyrell Williams scored four touchdowns in his first four games as a Raider, with 216 receiving yards to boot. The veteran receiver seemed to be integrating himself well into a new offense, but he was already battling a nasty bout of plantar fasciitis.

The nagging, extremely painful foot ailment that struck in Week 2 but he didn’t bow out until Week 4. He missed two games before coming back into the fray to help a weakened and floundering Raiders receiver corps.

He has had some good moments and some pretty bad ones since his return, with lower efficiency than he’s used to. While Williams won’t excuse lackluster play, Raiders coaches have coming to his defense when asked about his health.

Williams’ plantar fasciitis is still bugging him. Pretty bad, as a matter of fact, despite him practicing fully on a consistent basis.

“Yeah, it’s been a real challenge,” Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Friday. “We’ve had a lot of foot problems around here this year. He’s been dealing with it really since the second week of the season and he missed a few games. He came back and hasn’t really healed. He’s managed it. We try to manage him on the practice field, but give him credit, he’s playing through pain and we thank him for that.”

It’s something Williams will continue to fight through as we head toward this season’s end. Rest is the best medicine, and he won’t be able to do that for a few more weeks.

“it’s a pretty significant injury, but he’s battling through it,” offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. “He’s taking medication before every game trying to manage the pain, but certainly every week that’s something he’s had to deal with.”

Raiders injury report: Daryl Worley questionable, puts safety shuffle in doubt


Raiders injury report: Daryl Worley questionable, puts safety shuffle in doubt

ALAMEDA – Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther talked a few times this week about moving cornerback Daryl Worley to safety. The prospect has come up a few times now, with the timing rarely right to move Worley from the outside in. He has played a handful of snaps at safety this season, but more of a prolonged stint is required to evaluate him at the position.

That was expected on Sunday against Jacksonville, especially after D.J. Swearinger was cut on Tuesday.

Worley would have to play for that plan to work out. That’s far from certain after he missed the entire practice week with a neck injury. He was formally designated questionable Friday on the team’s official injury report, but there’s pessimism surrounding his availability.

“He’s very questionable,” Gruden said. “Very questionable indeed.”

The Raiders have a few backup plans at safety if Worley can go. Curtis Riley can play every snap after focusing on obvious passing downs when Swearinger was here. Dallin Leavitt’s also at the ready, hoping to play his first defensive snaps of the season.

Isaiah Johnson would see snaps opposite fellow rookie Trayvon Mullen at outside cornerback, with Nevin Lawson available as well. Nick Nelson was promoted off the practice squad to be ready in reserve.

Right tackle Trent Brown practiced for the first time in nearly two weeks on Friday and did enough to be designated questionable for Sunday’s game with a pectoral strain. That’s progress over a week ago, when he was ruled out against the Tennessee Titans. Brandon Parker will start if Brown can’t go.

Josh Jacobs is also questionable and is expected to play through a shoulder injury as he has since Week 7.

Here’s the complete injury report for both teams:


WR Hunter Renfrow (ribs)

RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder)
LB Kyle Wilber (ankle)
OT Trent Brown (pectoral)
CB Daryl Worley (neck)
WR Marcell Ateman (ribs)
S Erik Harris (hamstring)
Marquel Lee (toe)

WR D.J. Chark (ankle)