Raiders release Aldon Smith after alleged domestic violence incident

Dean Simpson
March 6, 2018

"The victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries", police said in a statement, according to the Mercury News.

After the alleged incident occurred, the 28-year-old fled the scene before police arrived around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bush Street residence. But the NFL, in reaction to his numerous brushes with the law and the league's substance abuse policy, suspended Smith for a year on November 17, 2015, and has yet to reinstate him.

Former Mizzou and Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is wanted by San Francisco police this morning.

In the call the dispatcher is heard saying "The guy's name is Aldon Smith".


The rap sheet on Smith is both long and depressing.

While police continued to search for Smith, he reportedly checked himself into a rehab facility, according to his fiance.

Aldon Smith needs help. "I was not there", she said.

Smith, who was playing on a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders when he was suspended, re-signed with the Raiders in 2016 but has yet to be cleared to return to the league.


Smith has been on the suspended list since November 2015 for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.

"I'm scared for his life with his addiction", the woman told TMZ.

Smith, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, was released in 2015 after he was charged with drunk driving for the third time in four years, the AP reported.

"I can tell you this". He was later signed by Oakland - and is now still under contract with Raiders organization - but hasn't played since 2015.


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