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Aldon Smith had extremely high BAC at time of latest DUI arrest

Aldon Smith mug shot

Former San Francisco 49ers star Aldon Smith was arrested for driving while under the influence again earlier this month, and the circumstances surrounding the incident sound quite familiar.

Smith was charged with felony DUI causing injury after he was involved in a two-car crash on Dec. 6 in San Mateo Valley, Calif. One person suffered a minor injury in the accident. TMZ has since learned from prosecutors that Smith was believed to have had a blood alcohol content of more than .20.

Court documents state that Smith had a BAC of over .15. The legal limit in California is .08. On Monday, a spokesperson from the San Mateo County District Attorneys Office told TMZ that Smith’s BAC was actually greater than .20.

Smith had an open container in his car at the time of the accident. Police also found marijuana in his vehicle. The 32-year-old is facing up to three years in prison if convicted.

Smith has a long history of alcohol abuse issues. He has been arrested several times for DUI, including once in 2018 when his BAC was shockingly high.

Smith was reinstated from a suspension prior to last season and appeared in all 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys. The former No. 7 overall pick had five sacks and 50 QB pressures. He was with the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason but released following another arrest in April.

Photo: St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office

Lawrence Taylor arrested for sex offender violations

Lawrence Taylor mugshot

NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was arrested in South Florida on Thursday on charges related to his status as a registered sex offender.

Andy Slater of SlaterScoops.com reports that Taylor was charged with two felonies. Taylor allegedly did not inform authorities that he changed his address, which is something he must do as a registered sex offender.

Taylor, 62, has been arrested multiple times. He became a registered sex offender in 2011 after he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. The former New York Giants linebacker was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. He told police he believed she was 19.

Taylor has a history of substance abuse and legal problems. He reached a plea agreement in a 2016 case after he hit a police car while driving impaired. The Hall of Famer was also involved in a domestic incident with his wife years ago that led to her arrest.

Photo: Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Zac Stacy made puzzling claims to police after domestic violence arrest

Zac Stacy mug shot

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy was arrested in Florida last month after disturbing videos allegedly showed him attacking his ex-girlfriend. Once police located him, Stacy provided a puzzling explanation for the incident.

Stacy was arrested on felony charges on Nov. 18, which is the day after videos were published that showed him allegedly beating up his ex-girlfriend, Kris Evans. TMZ obtained the arrest video and shared it on Monday. In it, Stacy is shown telling police that Evans “staged” the violent incident. The 30-year-old claimed he had recently gotten out of rehab for anxiety and depression and that Evans was trying to get money from him.

Stacy said Evans had an affair with his financial advisor, who was also one of his teammates in college. It’s unclear why he called it an “affair” when he repeatedly told officers that he did not want a relationship with Evans and was only trying to be more involved in his 4-month-old son’s life.

“The whole thing was staged. All she’s trying to do is get money out of me. She got a reaction out of me,” Stacy told police. “She knew I was down. She knew I was going through anxiety and depression. She knew I was trying to close this gap that’s between me and my son. She’s just upset that she got caught and she’s upset that I’m not taking care of her like she expected.”

Evans issued a response to TMZ on Monday. She said she doesn’t know “how you can stage getting your a– beat.” She also said the arrest video made her upset because she felt like police were “consoling” Stacy.

Stacy posted bail at Orange County Jail last month after being charged with two felonies: aggravated assault and criminal mischief. He initially fled the state of Florida after the alleged attack, and Evans said she believed he was being aided by friends.

Stacy played four seasons at Vanderbilt from 2009-2012. He was drafted by the Rams in 2013 and rushed for 1,355 yards and 9 touchdowns over three seasons in the NFL.

Photo: Orange County Department of Corrections

Aldon Smith arrested on felony DUI charge following car accident

Aldon Smith mug shot

Former San Francisco 49ers star Aldon Smith was arrested once again this week for driving while under the influence, and he is facing a felony charge after the latest incident.

Smith was arrested on Monday and charged with felony DUI causing injury. According to TMZ, the 32-year-old was involved in a two-car crash in San Mateo Valley, Calif. One person suffered a minor injury in the accident, and Smith was taken into custody from the scene.

Smith was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, with his bail set at $50,000. He was due in court for a hearing on Wednesday.

The DUI arrest is the latest of several for Smith, who once had seemingly infinite potential. He has also been arrested for hit-and-run. In 2018, Smith’s blood alcohol content was five times the legal limit during an arrest.

Earlier this year, Smith turned himself in on a warrant for an alleged battery incident. He was charged with second-degree battery after police say they responded to a call for medical assistance outside a business in Chalmette, La. Smith was accused of choking a man unconscious.

Smith was reinstated from a suspension prior to last season and appeared in all 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys. The former No. 7 overall pick had five sacks and 50 QB pressures. He was with the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason but released following his April arrest.

Otis Anderson Sr. reportedly shot and killed his son after dog bite

Otis Anderson celebrates a touchdown

Former UCF running back Otis Anderson Jr. was shot and killed this week, and the circumstances surrounding his death are shocking.

According to a police report obtained by First Coast News, Anderson Jr. was shot by his father, Otis Anderson Sr., at his parents’ home in Jacksonville on Monday evening. Denise Anderson, Anderson Jr.’s mother, told police that her husband was bit by their son’s girlfriend’s dog, which led to an argument.

Denise said Otis Sr. became upset after being bit by the dog, as he was bleeding throughout the house. That led to an argument, and she says the two men appeared to be on the verge of a fight after Anderson Sr. flipped a reclining chair. They then went their separate ways, with Anderson Sr. heading toward the garage.

Denise says Anderson Sr. came back in the house to meet her son in the kitchen, and she heard a gun shot followed by her son saying “you shot me!” She claims she then began hitting Anderson Sr. with a floor cleaning device, at which point he turned and fired more rounds.

Anderson Jr. suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and back, according to the police report. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Denise Anderson was treated for multiple graze wounds and released.

Anderson Sr. was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He appeared in court on Tuesday and is being held without bond.

Tributes to Anderson Jr. have been popping up on the UCF campus this week.

Anderson Jr., who was 23, played for UCF from 2017 to 2020. He rushed for 2,182 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 91 catches for 1,025 yards and nine touchdowns. Anderson Jr. spent time with the Los Angeles Rams during training camp this past offseason.

Photo: Sep 21, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; UCF Knights defensive back Myles Wilson (37) congratulates running back Otis Anderson (2) on his punt return for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Zac Stacy arrested in Florida for felony domestic violence

Zac Stacy mug shot

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy was arrested in Florida on Thursday night on two felony charges related to his alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend.

TMZ Sports published videos on Wednesday night that allegedly show Stacy beating up his ex-girlfriend, Kris Evans, in front of their 5-month-old son.

The videos showed Evans being hit and harshly thrown into a TV, when then falls near her.

Police say Stacy fled the scene after Evans called police. He allegedly fled the state of Florida, and Evans believed he was being aided by some friends. On Thursday, she was seeking help locating him so he could face charges from authorities.

On Thursday night, jail records showed that Stacy had been arrested and jailed in Florida.

The 30-year-old is being held in Orange County Jail in Florida on two felony charges: aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

Stacy played four seasons at Vanderbilt from 2009-2012. He was drafted by the Rams in 2013 and rushed for 1,355 yards and 9 touchdowns over three seasons in the NFL.

Via TMZ

Photo: Orange County Department of Corrections

Former NFL RB Zac Stacy accused of brutal attack on ex-girlfriend

NFL: Preseason-New York Jets at New York Giants

Former NFL running back Zac Stacy is accused of savagely beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their 5-month-old son in Florida over the weekend.

Stacy, a 2013 fifth-round pick who played for both the St. Louis Rams and New York Jets, was allegedly caught on camera punching his ex in the head before violently throwing her into a television and body slamming her through the child’s bouncy chair. Throughout the entire ordeal, the woman can be heard pleading with him to stop.

The videos are extremely graphic and disturbing.

The woman immediately called police following the incident and filed for a restraining order.

“He punched me several times in the head. I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me,” the woman wrote in the restraining order application, via TMZ Sports.

“He then picked me up and threw me into my TV. The TV began to fall and he turned to make sure I wasn’t getting up. As I laid on the floor he began to yell at me, telling me I’m destructive. He then picked me up off the floor and off my feet and body slammed me into our son’s bouncy seat.”

Stacy allegedly fled before police arrived, telling his son he loved him before taking off.

“I fear for my life and my children’s lives,” the woman said.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for various injuries, including a potential head wound.

Stacy retired from football at the conclusion of the 2015 regular season but came out of retirement in 2018. He briefly joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL in 2018 and later played for the AAF’s Memphis Express.

Photo: Aug 29, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Zac Stacy (38) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Coach K’s grandson, one other Duke player booked on DWI-related charges

Paolo Banchero grabs a rebound

Two Duke basketball players are facing charges related to driving while impaired. One of them is longtime coach Mike Krzyzewski’s grandson.

Michael Savarino, Coach K’s grandson, was arrested for DWI early Sunday morning after he was pulled over by the N.C. Highway Patrol outside Hillsborough. According to court records obtained by Steve Wiseman of the Raleigh News & Observer, police say the 20-year-old was stopped for a sign violation. Officers suspected he was impaired, and he was taken into custody after a breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol content was 0.08. Savarino was charged with DWI, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and the stop sign violation.

Star freshman Paolo Banchero was in the car with Savarino at the time. He was charged with aiding and abetting DWI and released at the site of the traffic stop.

“We are reviewing a legal matter involving two members of the men’s basketball team,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “Any further actions as a result of this situation will ultimately be determined by the Vice President/Director of Athletics and University officials.”

Savarino has a court date of Dec. 9 and Banchero is due in court on Dec. 8.

Savarino is the son of Coach K’s oldest daughter, Debbie Krzyzewski Savarino. He walked on with the Blue Devils in 2019 and was given a scholarship this past offseason. He played four minutes in Duke’s 82-56 win over Army on Friday night and is not a regular contributor.

Banchero, 19, is projected to be an NBA lottery pick. The 6-foot-10 forward was named the ACC’s preseason player of the year and is averaging 19.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Photo: Nov 12, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Paolo Banchero (5) looks to pass during the second half against the Army Black Knights at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-NFL LB Nigel Bradham arrested with guns, marijuana in Corvette

Nigel Bradham with the Eagles

Former NFL linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested over the weekend for alleged possession of guns and marijuana.

FOX Sports 640’s Andy Slater reported Saturday that Bradham was arrested hours before the Miami-Florida State game. The ex-Seminoles linebacker was accused of having a stolen firearm and over 20 grams of marijuana with plans to sell.

Florida Highway Patrol saw Bradham driving in a 2021 Corvette and ran the tags, which came back mismatched and likely belonged to another car.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, an officer initiated a traffic stop and noticed the smell of marijuana from the car.

A search of the car revealed “two handguns, 3.4 pounds of marijuana and 10 small bags, which the trooper believed to be for distribution,” according to the Democrat.

Highway Patrol says one of the guns came back as stolen out of Missouri.

Bradham is facing three counts of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, two counts of gun possession during a felony, and one count of marijuana possession with intent to sell.

Bradham posted bond on Sunday. The 32-year-old played in the NFL from 2012-2020 for the Bills, Eagles and most recently the Broncos. In 2016, Bradham was busted for carrying a loaded gun at an airport.

H/T TMZ Sports

Photo: Sep 26, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Delonte West pleads not guilty to charges from police station incident

Delonte West

Delonte West was arrested last month following a troubling incident at a police station, but the former NBA star has pleaded not guilty to the charges he is facing.

West was charged three misdemeanors — obstruction/resisting without violence, having an open container, and disorderly intoxication — after he was arrested outside the Boynton Beach Police Department in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19. The 38-year-old was confronted by officers after he began yelling and banging on the glass doors of the police station. West was holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka. He was arrested after he did not cooperate with police.

According to TMZ, West pleaded not guilty to all three charges on Monday. He has a court hearing scheduled for next month.

Police released body camera footage from the incident that showed West spewing incoherent thoughts. He claimed he was the president of the United States and ranted about how he was a better basketball player than LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

West has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped locate him last year after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. In 2019, West refused to accept assistance after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

Cuban set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year. That clearly is no longer the case.