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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith turned himself into authorities on Tuesday.
Yahoo Sports reports Smith turned himself in and was released from custody two hours later — it is not known at this time when he is due back in court. The incident reportedly occurred Saturday and Smith was wanted for second degree battery.
OutKick previously reported Smith was wanted by police in connection with an incident at the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette, Louisiana. “[The District Attorney] indicated that the victim in the incident was briefly rendered unconscious and spent a short time at a local hospital, but has been discharged,” Yahoo Sports reported on Monday.
Smith was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and played for the San Francisco 49ers for the first four years of his career. Following a season with the Raiders, Smith sat out the entire 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Smith did not play in the 2018 or 2019 seasons and returned to the Cowboys in 2020 on a one-year deal. Last season, the 31-year-old accounted for 31 solo tackles, 17 assists and five sacks. He’s tallied 228 tackles in his NFL career.
“After missing four seasons due to an NFL suspension and his off-the-field conduct, Smith had a solid year with the Dallas Cowboys in 2020,” Yahoo Sports reports. “In 16 games, Smith put up 48 tackles and five sacks.”
The Seahawks signed him on April 15 and the team said on Monday they are aware of his situation.
Yahoo Sports reports that Smith has been arrested multiple times during his career.
“He was arrested on a suspected DUI in 2012, 2013 and 2015,” the article details. “The 2015 incident was also a hit-and-run. Smith plead no contest to that charge in exchange for the DUI charge to be dropped. Smith also faced domestic violence charges in 2018.”