Seahawks DE Aldon Smith turned himself in to police Tuesday night and was booked on a second-degree battery charge, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
Smith was wanted by local authorities in New Orleans for a second-degree battery charge regarding an incident that occurred on April 17 at the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.
Smith allegedly assaulted a man outside a business two days after he signed on with the Seahawks.
Deputies responded to a call for medical assistance and arrived to find a male victim who claimed he was assaulted by an acquaintance of his. Police say they have video of the incident.
St. Bernard Parish District Attorney Perry Nicosia told ESPN that Smith “allegedly choked a victim unconscious” during the confrontation that began inside a coffee house.
Smith, 31, 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. The Raiders elected to re-sign Smith to a two-year, $11.5 million contract in 2016.
However, the Raiders placed Smith on the reserve/suspended list before cutting him loose in 2018. The Cowboys later signed him to a one-year contract worth $2 million and includes another $2 million in incentives.
In 2020, Smith appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 48 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries including one returned for a touchdown and two passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 50 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on Smith as the news is available.