NFL star Aldon Smith is said to be on the run and could sit in jail for up to eight years after a warrant was issued for an alleged attack in a cafe that reportedly knocked the victim unconscious by suffocation.
The victim of the alleged attack is said to have suffered “serious injuries”, according to St. Bernard Parish District Attorney Perry Nicosia.
Smith could face second-degree battery charges due to the alleged victim’s departure, which could result in a $ 2,000 fine and eight year prison sentence.
Nicosia confirmed the news to ESPN, saying that an arrest warrant for Smith was pending.
The defensive end had just rekindled his 2020 career with the Dallas Cowboys and signed a $ 4 million one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks just two days before the incident in New Orleans, where Smith is family-related.
In response to the allegations in a statement, Seattle said, “We are aware of reports on Aldon Smith. Aldon has notified us and we are collecting more information. We have no further comments at this time.”
Smith dropped out of college as the seventh overall winner of the 2011 NFL Draft, posting an impressive 33.5 sacks on his debut in two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. However, his rising star began to fall when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI after his truck crashed into a tree in San Jose.
Aldon Smith has faced myriad legal troubles including multiple DUI and drug, assault weapons, vandalism and domestic violence charges. But the Seattle Seahawks really wanted a pass rusher, so 🤷🏻♀️
– Amy Dash (@AmyDashTV) April 20, 2021
The following year, he was banned from the league for nine games after violating the NFL’s personal conduct and substance guidelines.
There were more troubles in 2015 when Smith saw the end of his 49er days when they released him for hit-and-run, DUI, and vandalism arrests.
After joining the Oakland Raiders, it was only a month before Smith was banned from breaking drug abuse rules again for a year.
Smith was dropped by the Raiders in 2018 for apprehension of domestic violence, assault and wrongful imprisonment.
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