Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he thought he could "help" Aldon Smith, were he able to have contact with the suspended linebacker. "But the experts know; the experts don't allow it so, you know, I just have to follow the rules," Del Rio said. "But it does get frustrating to not be able to help a young man, help provide support, provide structure, but somebody else has to make those decisions. That's just out of my hands."