Aldon Smith, a one-time All-Pro selection who recorded 19.5 sacks for the 49ers during the 2012 season, has not played a snap in the NFL since 2015.
The following is why.
Smith, 28, remains indefinitely suspended by the NFL after a series of legal issues dating back to his second year in the league. Eventual reinstatement seems unlikely, especially after Smith’s latest entanglement with trouble.
Sources told ESPN that James and Riley have not spoken to each other since James returned to Cleveland in 2014. James, according to a source familiar with his thinking, would be interested in thawing that icy relationship, but believes that Riley has no interest in doing so. “That’s just how Riles is,” said the source. “He’s old school. You’re either with him or against him.”
“The Soul of Basketball” will be released on April 17.
It looks like the photo comes from a retailer that is in the process of getting the jerseys ready to be made available to fans who will feel compelled to replace the outdated uniform with the new one.
The best news is that the new jersey looks good, if it’s indeed the new jersey. And it definitely seems to be.
Sherman has been criticized about how he should have shopped himself and not settled for a low-ball deal as his own agent. But he landed in the same defensive scheme as that of the Seahawks, still got well compensated at $13 million per season coming off a ruptured Achilles in his age-30 season and gets to exact revenge on Seattle while playing for its rival down the coast. That’s a win.
“Anytime I’d mention it to someone, the first thing they’d say was, ‘But the gaming, the gaming,'” McCallum recalled from his office at The Venetian during a February interview with ESPN. “They were worried about the integrity of the game.”
On its face, sports betting’s threat to the integrity of the game is match-fixing — a player, coach or official purposely trying to impact an outcome inside the competition for gambling purposes. That’s only one part of the NFL’s concern, however.