Raiders’ Aldon Smith Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

By Staff  |  10/08/2015

Aldon Smith

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism charges, stemming from an arrest in early August.

The 25-year-old was arrested in Santa Clara on drunken driving charges on Aug. 6, after striking a parked car in the shared parking lot where he lives.

Following the incident, Smith was released from the San Francisco 49ers, but a month later, signed to the Oakland Raiders.

It was the latest in a number of off-field incidents for the troubled linebacker. In April 2014, Smith was randomly selected for a secondary screening at LAX, when he became uncooperative, telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. Fortunately, no charges were filed. Also, during the 2014 NFL season, he received a nine-game suspension for what the league called violations of its policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.