NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the NFL is looking into a video clip that allegedly shows a man who could be the suspended Raiders pass rusher smoking a hand-rolled cigarette.
When a female companion suggests not posting the video, a man says: "You're stupid. You're tripping. (Expletive deleted), they don't know it's me. It's not like I put 'Aldon Smith.'"
On Monday, Smith took to Twitter with an apparent response to the video:
If it's him in the clip, chalk it up as an untimely piece of social media for Smith, who is currently serving his one-year suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Smith isn't guaranteed reinstatement into the NFL. He must apply, and will first be eligible around mid-November at the earliest. It's anybody's guess if we'll see him play this season for the Raiders, who showed their support of Smith when he was banned in November.
"Aldon has been a positive addition to the Raiders," the team said at the time. "He remains prominently in our long-term plans and we will continue to support this member of our family as he gets the help that he needs."
Before his punishment, Smith was an effective pass rusher for Oakland, teaming with All-Pro Khalil Mack for 62 hurries, nine sacks and eight quarterback hits in 2015.
Staying out of trouble has been the issue for Smith, though, with the talented edge rusher enduring a string of high-profile, off-the-field problems during his five-year NFL career.