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Raiders GM says the team will not bail on Aldon Smith

Raiders have signed pass rusher Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith still has the support from the Raiders

The Raiders re-signed pass rusher Aldon Smith in April and General Manager Reggie McKenzie said Saturday that their support of Smith hasn’t wavered. The team will support him even though he did post a dumb video on social media. 

“Our deal is to support Aldon from a standpoint of the person,” McKenzie said, via the Sacramento Bee. “Whether he comes back to us or not … we told him from Day 1, ‘We care more about you than the player.’ Whatever he does to ensure his health, we’re going to stand by him. We know his situation. It’s not like we had blinders. We knew going into last year a suspension was probable and it’s going to be an uphill battle for him. He’s going to have to fight the good fight. We’re not going to bail on him. But he has to do his part.”

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