Oakland Raiders release Aldon Smith as police issue warrant for linebacker's arrest

07 March, 2018, 11:51 | Author: Katrina Soto
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Former 49ers and Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith turned himself in to police on Tuesday and was arrested on several misdemeanor charges as a result of an incident that happened over the weekend. According to the Mercury News, the police report indicated Smith bit his fiancée's wrists and then climbed out the window.

The incident in question was reportedly Saturday evening, and the victim identified Smith as the suspect.

The Raiders announced on Monday they had released Smith, who hasn't appeared in a game since November 15, 2015.

The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges including drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles since the San Francisco 49ers selected him in the first round of the 2011 National Football League draft. He left County jail, rushing to a waiting auto, after posting his $30,000 bail.

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Smith's fiancée told the gossip website that her parents drove him to the rehab clinic. But the off-field issues started mounting the following season when he missed five games to undergo treatment at an inpatient facility following a DUI arrest.

Shawna McKnight, Smith's fiancee, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. "I'm anxious for his safety", an insider told TMZ Sports.

Authorities were working with Smith's attorney to arrange a time for him to surrender, according to ESPN. In August 2015, he was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run, prompting his release from the San Francisco 49ers. On Saturday, the day the domestic violence incident allegedly occurred, Smith is said to have drank two bottles of tequila.

Former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio took to Twitter on Monday, chiding the NFL's rules limiting or eliminating team contact with players serving suspensions.



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