NFL Notes: Aldon Smith, Johnny Manziel, Dolphins, Jets, Lions, Patriots & Vikings

Aldon Smith

  • Albert Breer notes that Raiders OLB Aldon Smith is now set to be an unrestricted free agent, as his contract carries no tolls towards 2016 in result of today’s suspension.
  • Interesting enough, Raiders HC Jack Del Rio said on Sirius XM Radio that he has yet to receive word from the NFL regarding Smith’s suspension.

Johnny Manziel

The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying that Browns QB Johnny Manziel won’t be disciplined for an alleged domestic incident involving his girlfriend.

Consistent with the procedures of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, we have examined the available evidence regarding the recent incident involving Johnny Manziel. Our investigation included a thorough review of information from law enforcement and our own interviews with multiple individuals, including the two involved in the incident. Based on the information gathered, we have concluded that there is an insufficient basis on which to take disciplinary action. In all cases of this nature, under the Personal Conduct Policy our concern goes well beyond the issue of discipline, and we have made comprehensive professional resources available on a confidential basis.



Don Banks of, citing a league source, reports that Jets DE Sheldon Richardson could still receive a suspension for his off-the-field incident during the current season.

There’s nothing I see involving these that I would say it’s unlikely something would happen in the way of an in-season decision,” said Banks’ source. “I don’t anticipate that this is the kind of thing that would necessarily stretch into next year for a decision.”

The NFL is still doing their due diligence in the respective case.

Raiders OLB Aldon Smith just received a one-year suspension from the NFL, so this is something to keep an eye on in regards to Richardson.




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