VIDEO: Listen to some of the chatter from San Francisco police communications on the Aldon Smith incident.
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Former Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has turned himself in to San Francisco Police, who had a warrant out for his arrest over a domestic violence incident with his fiancee over the weekend.
ABC 7 News, citing unnamed sources, was the first to report that Smith had turned himself in. Smith, who had reportedly checked himself into a rehabilitation facility, was released by the Raiders on Monday afternoon.
Smith was then released on $30,000 bail late Tuesday afternoon.
Smith, 28, was being sought by S.F. police after he fled the scene when his fiancee called 911 on Saturday night. She reported to a police dispatcher about 8:30 p.m. that Smith was beating her at her residence in the 600 block of Bush Street.
Smith is being charged with domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism. All four charges are misdemeanors. San Francisco police said the victim had non-life-threatening injuries.
“I’m scared for his life with his addiction,” his fiancee told TMZ before she and her parents helped Smith get treatment at a rehab facility.
On Saturday, San Francisco police dispatch audio indicates that Smith allegedly drank two bottles of tequila, bit his fiancee on her wrists and beat her up in an “ongoing issue.” As police responded, dispatchers said the fiancee told them he left the residence through a window and drove off in his SUV.
Meanwhile, more details of Smith’s troubled life are emerging, and they portray a life so out of control that at least one source is hoping this is rock bottom for the one-time Pro Bowl pass rusher for the 49ers and Raiders.
“I’m worried about him,” said a source close to Smith, according to TMZ Sports. “I’m worried for his safety. He’s an alcoholic. It’s not about football anymore.”
His friends and former colleagues are decrying the lack of support and treatment the NFL has afforded him. Smith has been on suspension from the NFL since November 2015.
From former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio:
Never liked “league rules” that eliminate the ability of teams to offer Aldon and others in his situation the structure they so desperately need. https://t.co/hk0ENVhqWb
— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) March 5, 2018
According to a San Francisco Police dispatcher, Smith reportedly had consumed two bottles of tequila Saturday. It’s no wonder his friends, according to TMZ Sports, have feared he might “drink himself to death.”
Smith has been arrested two times for DUI and for public intoxication.
Adding to his problems are financial woes that include past-due child support and a six-figure balance on a credit card.
Source: East Bay Aldon Smith turns himself in to SFPD