Raiders' Aldon Smith charged with three misdemeanors for summer incident

Newly-signed Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with three misdemeanor charges in Santa Clara County stemming from an incident that led to his release this summer from the San Francisco 49ers, according to Matt Keller of ABC7 News.

What It Means:

The charges are for driving under the influence with a prior incident, hit and run with property damage, and vandalism. The Raiders had just signed Smith to a one-year contract earlier Friday. He will be arraigned October 6th.

It would be hard to see a situation in which Smith does not face a suspension. The Raiders brought Smith in to improve a defense that finished 25th in our schedule-adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points per play. He could form a formidable pass-rushing duo with Khalil Mack -- if he can find his way on the field.