The Raiders released linebacker Aldon Smith on Monday, one day after the oft-troubled player allegedly was involved in a domestic violence incident in San Francisco in which the victim suffered “non-life-threatening injuries.” The entirety of the Raiders’ release contained the dateline and the following eight words: The Oakland Raiders have released LB Aldon Smith. Smith,
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."