AP source: Aldon Smith makes reinstatement case to Goodell

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith has met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of being reinstated.

A person with knowledge of the meeting says Smith sat down with the commissioner and other league staff Friday to make his case to be allowed back on the field following his yearlong suspension for violating rules on substance abuse.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the reinstatement process is confidential. There is no timeline for when or if Smith will be reinstated.

Smith was suspended in November 2015 for at least one year. He was eligible to be reinstated Nov. 17 an first met with Goodell on Friday.

NFL Media first reported the meeting.

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