San Francisco police are investigating a report over the weekend involving suspended Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith.
Police took an incident report that mentioned Smith, and both Smith and the reporting party were cooperating with the investigation, said San Francisco Police Department officer Grace Gatpandan, who did not specify the incident.
However, TMZ reported that Smith is being investigated for a domestic incident that took place early Saturday morning at a home in San Francisco. No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon.
Smith, 27, has been suspended by the NFL since November 2015 for violating the league substance-abuse policy.
NFL Network recently reported Smith was expected to be reinstated in March provided he stayed in line with the policy. It is unclear whether the police report could affect that timeline.
A Raiders spokesman declined comment. The Raiders have not been allowed to have contact with Smith during his suspension.
A first-round pick of San Francisco in 2011, Smith was released by the 49ers in August 2015 following an arrest on suspicion of DUI, hit and run and vandalism. It was Smith’s fourth arrest – and third for DUI – in his time with the 49ers, during which he also was charged with weapons possession stemming from a party in 2012.
Smith pleaded no contest to those charges and was suspended for nine games of the 2014 season. He also missed part of the 2013 season while attending an alcohol treatment facility following a September 2013 arrest on suspicion of DUI.
The Raiders signed Smith shortly after he was released by the 49ers, and he played nine games in 2015 before receiving a one-year suspension, totaling 28 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.
Smith applied to the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement last fall, but his case was deferred until March.
It appeared Smith was optimistic about his chances this time. In a video posted on Instagram last week, Smith said to the camera: “I’m back, and there’s nobody who can stop me. You already know it. Raider Nation, we got this (expletive).”
When eligible to play, Smith has been one of the NFL’s top pass rushers, setting a 49ers record with 19 1/2 sacks in 2012 and totaling 47 1/2 sacks in 59 career games. Since the start of the 2013 season, though, Smith has appeared in just 27 of a possible 64 games because of his off-the-field issues.