Aldon Smith, an NFL defensive end playing for the Seattle Seahawks, turned himself in on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrested stemming from an alleged assault.
If found guilty Smith could face up to eight years in prison.
As Fox News reports:
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith has turned himself into police just days after officials in Louisiana issued a warrant for his arrest over his alleged involvement in a coffee house attack…
A bulletin posted by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday stated that Smith was wanted for an alleged incident that took place at the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette, Louisiana, on Friday night.
BREAKING: @NFL player Aldon Smith … wanted in #Nola suburb of @StBGov by the sheriff and district attorney. More @wdsu – @RapSheet @AdamSchefter @SlaterNFL @diannaESPN @ProFootballTalk pic.twitter.com/p5mDsXdDBS
— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) April 19, 2021
“Mr. Smith caused severe injuries to a male victim causing injuries that warranted a state court judge to sign an arrest warrant,” the press release read…
Smith has a lengthy history of off-the-field troubles. He was previously suspended from the NFL back in 2015 because of a hit-and-run case and wasn’t reinstated until 2020 when he signed with the Cowboys.