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Aldon Smith is Wanted for an Alleged Battery in New Orleans Days After Signing With the Seahawks

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SJ - April 19, 2021

Aldon Smith is wanted for an alleged battery at a coffee house in New Orleans over the weekend.  The incident took place on Saturday, just a few days after the troubled pass rusher signed a one-year, incentive laden deal with the Seahawks.

The former Cowboy was conditionally reinstated in 2020 after being out of the league since 2015 due to various issues.

From CBS Sports:

Aldon Smith will likely hear from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell soon regarding his future in the league. The 31-year-old is wanted by the sheriff and district attorney of St. Bernard Parish -- located just outside of New Orleans -- on allegations of second degree battery, via Travers Mackel of WDSU News. It is alleged the battery occurred on Saturday, April 17, at the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette, Louisiana.

Smith was conditionally reinstated to the league in 2020 after having been sidelined by an indefinite suspension since 2015, joining the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year deal. He and the Cowboys have since parted ways and the former All-Pro went on to sign a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks last week, but his latest contract might now be in jeopardy. Details of the encounter in question have not been revealed, but Smith will have to appear and answer to the charges filed. And given his history with the league, it seems a foregone conclusion Goodell would be interested in reviewing the facts of the case to determine if there was any violation that would lead to Smith again being suspended.

Obviously this isn't great for Smith and his future in the league.  I'm a big fan of the troubled guy turning his life around story.  We can always hope it turns out to be a misunderstanding and that he hasn't fallen off the wagon, but this doesn't look great right now.



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