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Abbey Pendleton Nov 17 '17
The San Francisco 49ers are suing Aldon Smith in an Samson Ebukam Jersey effort to recover more than $300,000 the linebacker owes the team.Under the terms of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, Smith was ordered to repay $1,186,027 of his original $8.9 million signing bonus after he was suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 season for violating the league's personal conduct policies.MORE: Raiders' Aldon Smith 'mad and frustrated' Sean Mannion Jersey awaiting reinstatementAccording to documents filed in federal court Monday, Smith repaid the team $844,396.82 between August 2014 and March 2016, but the team still hasn't seen the remaining $341,630.18.The NFL's arbitrator for labor disputes, University of Pennsylvania law profe sor Stephen Burbank, i sued an order Nov. 4 requiring Smith to repay the outstanding balance within 30 days. According to the lawsuit, Smith and the NFL Players' A sociation did not exercise their right to appeal the arbitrator's decision within 10 days, and Smith has yet to make a payment.The 49ers released Smith on August 7, 2015, Zach Laskey Jersey a day after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and vandalism. It was Smith's third DUI arrest since San Francisco made him the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.The Raiders signed him in September 2015 and he played in nine games for Oakland before the NFL handed down a year-long suspension. He still has not returned from that ban; NFL Media reported last month that his petition for reinstatement would be considered by commi sioner Roger Goodell in March.Despite the suspension, the Raiders signed Smith to a two-year, $11.5 million Benny Cunningham Jersey contract last spring.