What does one do when serving out a year-long suspension after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy?
If you are the Oakland Raiders Aldon Smith, you, apparently, post a Periscope video of yourself smoking a “hand-rolled cigarette” under an alias username and entitle it “Fire up session.” Seems about as believable as the top NFL Draft prospect Tweeting a video of himself smoking pot out of a gas mask five minutes before his name is supposed to be called on Draft Night.
To quote the cinematic masterpiece Dumb & Dumber, “So, you’re saying there’s a chance?”
In the video above discovered by CSNBayArea.com from the account “@ravenga,” a male and a female converse about said “hand-rolled cigarette” that the male brandishes on-screen throughout the duration of the video. Several other videos on that account show Smith’s face plainly speaking to the camera on a variety of other topics; 31 videos in total.
While Smith’s face is not shown on this particular video, his voice is “unmistakable when compared to other videos where he talks directly to the camera,” according to the CSN Bay Area report.
Here is the video’s full transcript, via CSNBayArea.com:
Female: (Expletive deleted), I’m not (messing) with you.
Male: I don’t give a (care). Ain’t nobody (messing) with us. We’ve got zero followers. Where is the ashtray at?( to audience) This is what you call a fire up session.
Female: (Expletive deleted), you shouldn’t even be posting that.
Male: (coughing) (Expletive deleted), do you see my face?
Female: No, but what if…
Male: They don’t have my name. This is just a fire up session.
Female: So, if you just put it on there…it’s just doing it? It’s live? That’s hella stupid.
Male: Shut up. You hella stupid. You trying to smoke, fam? Is this the ashtray?
Female: Yeah. You ain’t using it no more, right?
Male: I’m using it.
Female: Oh, that’s a (expletive deleted) (inaudible)? Oh, a (inaudible)?
Male: You’re stupid. You’re tripping. (Expletive deleted), they don’t know it’s me. It’s not like I put “Aldon Smith”…
While you would like to give an individual the benefit of the doubt and claim that this was potentially some sort of account hacking or the like, Smith’s past drug and alcohol-related discrepancies do not allow him much leeway.
There has been no word from Smith or his agent on the matter to this point in time.