The Call Stands: 49ers Aldon Smith Not Among NFL Players Reinstated

Aldon Smith

San Francisco 49ers fans probably got a little excited when they heard the NFL and NFL Player’s Association passed the new drug policy and all players suspended under previous act will be reinstated. That meant they were getting their prized pass-rusher Aldon Smith back seven games earlier than they expected. ┬áSadly this is not the case. While Smith did receive a nine-game suspension for repeated substance-abuse violations he will not be reinstated until his suspension is up. Smith was given the nine-game suspension right before the regular season kicked off. Smith received four games for his second DUI and another five games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.