Oakland Raiders Release Aldon Smith After Domestic Violence Incident
Troubled pass-rusher Aldon Smith has reportedly been released by the Oakland Raiders following another f-the-field incident, according to ESPN. Smith, 28, was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident involving his fiancee over the weekend in San Francisco.
According to TMZ Sports, Smith fled the scene before cops arrived. Smith’s fiancee tells TMZ that she was the victim and that Smith has since checked himself into a rehab facility.
ESPN reports that San Francisco police still want to speak to him about the incident. Police also said Smith’s fiancee suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
After being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers seventh overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith has had a number f-the-field issues, including several DUI arrests and a weapons charge. Smith played nine games for the Raiders in 2015 but was suspended for a year on November 17, 2015, and the NFL has yet to reinstate him. His contract with the Raiders was set to expire on March 14, but his rights would have remained with Oakland if he was reinstated by the NFL.
According to ESPN, the talented pass rusher has 47.5 career sacks, with 33.5 them coming in his first two seasons with the 49ers which included a first-team All-Pro season in 2012.