Wochit News - Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended on Tuesday by the NFL for one year because of violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. The penalty is effective immediately and Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before the end of the suspension. The 26 year old was released by the San Francisco 49ers in August after several run-ins with the law and then landed across the bay with the Raiders.