Aldon Smith named suspect in domestic violence incident
Aldon Smith has once again found his name in the headlines for the wrong reasons, as police say they are searching for the suspended linebacker in connection with a domestic violence incident that took place over the weekend.
San Francisco Police confirmed to NFL.com on Monday that Smith has been named a suspect in a domestic violence incident from Saturday night. The victim in the case suffered non-life threatening injuries and told police Smith fled the scene prior to their arrival.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, a San Francisco Police dispatcher told officers a caller said her “ex-boyfriend is beating her up” and that it’s an “ongoing issue.” The victim told police Smith bit her wrists before climbing out her window and fleeing in a car. She also said he drank two bottles of tequila and may have been headed back to his home in Oakland.
Smith shared a cryptic photo on Instagram Sunday amid reports that police were searching for him.
Smith, who is still under contract with the Oakland Raiders, missed the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was hoping to be reinstated last March, but he was investigated for domestic violence the month before and then involved in a bizarre incident in which his girlfriend collided with a police cruiser while driving Smith’s car. Smith denied reports that he had any involvement with the crash, but he revealed some information in an incredibly bizarre interview with reporters while leaving the police station. He remained suspended and also missed the entire 2017 season.
While there was a chance Smith could have been reinstated prior to the 2018 season, that almost certainly isn’t going to happen if it is determined that he was involved in a domestic violence incident.