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

Jan 5 2018 Los Angeles CA USA Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram looks on during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Aldon Smith reportedly checks into rehab after being accused of domestic violence

The Raiders on Monday released Smith, whose brushes with the law have been frequent and well-documented, derailing a promising career.

Smith's fiancee spoke with TMZ and confirmed that she called police to report Smith had assaulted her on Saturday night, but she said she is mostly anxious about Smith getting help for his substance abuse problem.

He is scheduled for arraignment in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday. But the team decided finally to cut ties one day after San Francisco police said authorities were searching for Smith in connection with a domestic violence allegation. Earlier, TMZ Sports reported that Smith had checked into rehab after the alleged incident.

I wish the best for Aldon.

Smith is being charged with domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism.


Two days later, Smith resurfaced when he turned himself into a San Francisco jail on Tuesday, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle.

"I'm anxious about him", said a source close to Smith, according to TMZ Sports.

Smith, 28, allegedly drank two bottles of tequila, bit his fiancee on her wrists and beat her up, according to 911 dispatcher audio recorded Saturday. "I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and [am] so happy he turned to my family, who considers him family, and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs", Smith's fiancée told TMZ. FULL LIST: Arrests of San Francisco 49ers players since 2012San Francisco Police issued a warrant for his arrest but could not find him.

Smith applied for reinstatement to the National Football League in 2016, but that decision was initially deferred until the offseason and he never was granted reinstatement. He then joined the Raiders but was suspended for a year for a substance abuse violation.

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