ESPN The Oakland Raiders have released Aldon Smith after another off-field incident involving the talented but troubled pass-rusher. The Raiders announced the move in a one-sentence statement Monday, two days after Smith’s alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident. San Francisco police said Monday an arrest warrant has been obtained for Smith stemming from allegations that Smith assaulted a woman on Saturday night. Smith left before police arrived to respond to the 911 call, and authorities are working with Smith’s attorney to arrange a time for him to surrender. Smith’s fiancée told TMZ that the former All-Pro has checked into a rehab facility. San Francisco police have sought Smith in connection with the incident, but Smith’s fiancée — who told TMZ she was the victim — said her parents took him to rehab at his request. “I wish the best for Aldon. And I’m scared for his life with his addiction. I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and [am] so happy he turned to my family who considers him family, and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs,” Smith’s fiancée told TMZ. Smith is facing misdemeanor charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak. San Francisco police, who identified Smith as a suspect Sunday in a statement, said the woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Aldon Smith was out of second chances when the Oakland Raiders gave him another second chance, but after ANOTHER warrant has been issued for his arrest for ANOTHER domestic violence incident, his NFL career simply has to be over. According to reports, Aldon Smith drunkenly bit his fiancée (who he met three months ago) Shawna McKnight before jumping out a window to flee a scene, and immediately checked into rehab. Aldon Smith was once arguably the most talented young defensive player in the NFL, he was the NFC Defensive Player Of The Year and a First Team All-Pro in 2012, but a long history of bizarre behavior, arrests and substance abuse abruptly ended his promising career. I cannot wait for the Aldon Smith 30 For 30.
Here is a picture of Aldon Smith’s fiancée Shawna McKnight: