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Former NFL All-Pro Aldon Smith surrenders to police following domestic incident

March 7, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former NFL All-Pro Aldon Smith surrenders to police following domestic incident

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Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith surrendered to authorities fleeing the scene of an incident Saturday in which a woman accused him of committing domestic violence.

The troubled former NFL All-Pro surrendered to San Francisco Police Tuesday. He was subsequently charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and, vandalism (less than $400 in damages), according to ESPN.

San Francisco Police officers responded to a domestic incident involving Aldon Smith

However, Smith was not present when police arrived at the scene and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“The victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries,” authorities said in a statement, the Mercury News reported. “The suspect fled the scene and was identified as professional football player Aldon Smith.”

The 28-year-old had remained on Oakland’s reserve/suspended list. Smith was suspended a year after a hit-and-run and has not been reinstated to the team since.

Smith, a 2011 first round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, was considered among the most dominant pass-rushing linebackers in the NFL and was named first-team ALL-Pro in 2012 registering 19.5 sacks.

However, a lengthy past of run-ins with law enforcement has since derailed a promising NFL career.

The Oakland Raiders released Aldon Smith on Tuesday after his latest .

In 2012, Smith was charged with three felony counts — later dropped to misdemeanors — of illegal possession of a weapon for an incident in which he was stabbed at a party in San Jose.

He was taken into custody in 2012 and 2013 on suspicion of DUI, and arrested again in 2014 for failing to cooperate with a TSA agent, who alleged that Smith had claimed he had a bomb.

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