Aldon Smith Arrested for Violating Bail Condition for Domestic Violence Arrest

Former NFL player Aldon Smith was arrested Friday night after violating “a condition of his electronic monitoring,” according to TMZ Sports.

Per that report, Smith was fitted on Thursday with both GPS and SCRAM devices—the latter of which monitors the blood-alcohol content in sweat—after “allegedly violating a protective order put in place following his arrest for domestic violence.”

The Raiders released him in March after he was accused of domestic violence. He hasn’t played since 2015, when the NFL suspended him for a year and never reinstated him amid his ongoing legal issues.

Luck said he was not ready to disclose the timetable of his return, but that he will get back on the field better than ever.

Some will say he didn’t have the talent to be on a roster, but Kaepernick is a guy who helped get a team to a Super Bowl , and you never see those guys not get a shot on a second team.

Since Reid attached himself to the protest, there is a reasonable assumption that teams are showing some hesitancy in signing the safety, just as Kaepernick remains unsigned.

That topic came up during Reid’s free agent visit with the Bengals. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk , Bengals owner Mike Brown explained that he doesn’t want any players kneeling during the national anthem.

So yes there is a legitimate reason. Legally their owners can tell them they can’t do it and they can’t do it. The protests caused the NFL to lose millions and millions, but the players contracts were not affected. They have the absolute right to inquire whether that player may potentially cause them as an owner revenue in the form of protests, and then hire them, or not, based on the result of that answer as they see fit.bills_008

Packers WR Trevor Davis arrested on threat charge

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested on a misdemeanor threat charge at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, police confirmed to

Davis was arrested at the Hawaiian Airlines check-in counter when, after being asked security questions about his luggage by an attendant, turned to a female companion and allegedly asked her, “Did you pack the explosives?”

New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed during a Monday conference call that the receiver reported for the opening of Big Blue’s offseason workouts.

Shurmur said he hasn’t seen OBJ yet but knows the wideout is “in the building”
“I really believe Odell is a professional. He wants to be great,” Shurmur said, via the team’s official Twitter feed. “He understands the importance of the offseason. He’s a competitive guy. Again, we had already started communicating before all that communication kind of got out there and was talked about to great deal. He’s a professional and I’m glad he’s here today.”

NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones reported over the weekend that Beckham was expected to report for the opening of the Giants offseason workouts.

Attending voluntary workouts is a good-faith gesture for Beckham, who hasn’t shied away from letting it be known he wants a new long-term contract that will make him one of the NFL’s highest-paid players. The lack of an extension placed him at the center of trade speculation for a large portion of the offseason, but Eli Manning wasn’t too worried about his top receiver leaving town.

“In everything that he is doing, he is crying out for help,” Lewis said. “We have a lot of people reporting about it. But it’s always been the duty of elders to go back to help. That’s why I raised my hand and told him, ‘I’m here whenever you need me.'”

Beckham joins Giants’ offseason program, but does that change anything?

Lewis said  Beckham initially was receptive to his outreach and committed to regular phone calls and conversations. So what happened?

The former Ravens star suggested the reason Beckham’s off-field life has gone a bit wayward this offseason — he was seen in a video with possible drugs and is the defendant in a $15 million lawsuit that Beckham calls  a “shakedown attempt” — is because he “has removed God from his life” and “where there is no God, there is chaos.”

Lewis said he planned to reach out to Beckham again.


Browns may keep No. 1 choice secret until draft, says Hue Jackson

It promises to be a long month of rumors, reports, innuendos and maybe even a tall tale or two about the Browns’ plans at No. 1.

At the NFL Annual Meeting coaches’ breakfast Tuesday, Hue Jackson admitted that the Browns might keep their choice under wraps until the draft on April 26.

When asked if it would be best to take their best fit at QB and get on with it, he said yes. Absolutely.

That’s why I say, we get a chance to win the draft because we get the people that we want. We get to kind of dictate this thing on how we want it to go and there are four guys, but within the four guys, we’ve got to determine what is the best fit for us moving forward.”

Having said that, Dorsey isn’t ruling out trading the first pick, and has said the Jets called about No. 1 before dealing with Indianapolis at No. 3.

According to Mike Mayock of NFL Network, teams are apparently having trouble scheduling workouts and meeting with Jackson as a result of him using his mother as his agent.

It’s entirely possible to function without an agent in this process. But this is not a great look for Jackson — he needs to be getting in front of as many teams as he possibly can.

Additionally, it sounds like he’s missing out on media availability as well and generally just hurting himself in the process without hiring an agent.

This all brings to mind what one head coach told me this week about how to measure whether a ruling passes muster: Will 50 drunks in a bar agree

We should have known that the newly christened Dez Bryant Rule wouldn’t squash controversy in the NFL on its own. Clarity is a moving target.

No, as hard as Goodell may try, confusion reigns – or rains hard – in the NFL, on and off the field.patriots_129-223x223