Oakland Raiders' Aldon Smith detained after crash in San Francisco

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Authorities say suspended Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith was detained in San Francisco Thursday after an SUV he was a passenger in collided with an undercover San Francisco police car. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Authorities say suspended Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith was detained in San Francisco today after an SUV he was a passenger in collided with an undercover San Francisco police car.

Police tell ABC7 News the incident took place near China Basin this morning.

Smith was detained for public intoxication.

The SUV was driven by a woman who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Another passenger was released at the scene.

Smith, a linebacker who technically is still on the roster of the Raiders, has played less than 20 games in the last three seasons.

The NFL had been expected to review his status this month after he received a one-year suspension for violating the league's rules on substance abuse.

Police said Smith is expected to be released when he is sober and no charges will be filed.

Smith's agent didn't immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy had no comment Thursday.


Kate Larsen will have the latest on this developing story at 6 p.m. on ABC7 News. Follow her on Twitter for updates.

ABC7 News contributed to this story.
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