Aldon Smith Transferred To Substance Abuse Treatment Center


According to the Associated Press, former 49ers and Raiders OLB Aldon Smith has been transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center ahead of his upcoming court day on May 3.

Smith was booked into jail last week for violating a condition of his electric monitoring while he was out on bail. He showed up at the sheriff’s department with 0.40 blood-alcohol level, which is considered “life-threatening” and “could put you in a coma,” according to

Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the San Francisco district attorney’s office, said Friday that Smith will remain in custody in rehab and there’s currently no end date.

Last month, Smith pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence charge stemming from an incident that took place back in March involving his then-fiancee.

The prior domestic violence incident involving Smith led to him facing charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism, which happen to all be misdemeanors.

Smith checked himself into rehab shortly after the incident with the help of his fiancee’s parents, but was later arrested for violating a protective order stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident.

The Raiders announced his release from the reserve/retired list soon after.

Smith, 28, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was cut loose by the 49ers shortly after a DUI incident in 2015, even though San Francisco picked up his fifth-year option.

Smith later signed a one-year deal with the Raiders that was worth up to $8 million, which was largely incentive-based. Oakland elected to re-sign Smith to a two-year, $11.5 million contract in 2016.

The Raiders placed Smith on the reserve/suspended list a few years ago before cutting him loose last month

In 2015, Smith recorded 28 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and three pass defenses over the course of nine games.

Here’s hoping Smith finally gets the help he needs.


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