No Eminent Return For Aldon Smith


Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended for a minimum of a year a little over a year ago, and he’s looking to play football again.

The NFL appears to want to pretend as if that didn’t happen.

“We announced a year ago on Nov. 17 that he would be suspended for a minimum of one year,” an NFL spokesman told Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “Smith was eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before the one-year anniversary of the suspension.

We do not have a comment on the potential for his return. We would only comment if and when the player was reinstated.”

Source: ESPN

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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.