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NFL Notes: Aldon Smith, Bills, Cowboys, & Redskins

Aldon Smith

Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the reason why 49ers OLB Aldon Smith did not have his nine-game suspension reduced was because he did not fulfill the obligations regarding his counseling.

However, Smith’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, has already refuted this report.

“He upheld all requirements,” Hendrickson told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

According to Hendrickson, there was no specific requirements for Smith to get counseling, even though he did meet with counselors since he received his suspension.

Smith will be reinstated on Monday.


  • By being active today, LB Brandon Spikes has earned $53,125, which increases his total take from per game roster bonuses to $478,125. (Adam Caplan)


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN’s Bill Polian and Ian Fitzsimmons that there was no curfew violation by any of the team’s players because there was no curfew.

This comes after Ian Rapoport reported that 20 Cowboys players missed curfew on Friday night while in London. The coaching staff is reportedly frustrated by the situation and wondering if they are taking things seriously.

HC Jason Garrett mentioned earlier in the week that there was in fact a curfew, so there appears to be some mixed signals coming from the Cowboys.

“We get done with our work at 5:15 p.m. every day and then curfew is at midnight, so the guys have some time on their own,” Garrett said, via Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan.


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