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Seahawks DE Aldon Smith booked for battery in Louisiana

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Aldon Smith pursues Odell Beckham, Jr. in a game between his former team, the Cowboys, and Beckham’s Browns in an October 2020 game.
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It seems that Aldon Smith’s off-field issues have caught up with him once again.

On Tuesday night, Smith turned himself in to the St. Bernard’s Parish Sheriff near New Orleans after an arrest warrant citing his connection with an alleged assault was issued Monday. The warrant alleges that Smith choked the victim, who was rendered unconscious but has since recovered.

The arrest comes as the latest incident in a long line of off-field issues, which have derailed Smith’s career. Smith has been implicated in a number of DUI cases, and has been in and out of rehab. He was also charged with felony weapons possession earlier in his career, and once made a fake bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport.

Smith, 31, signed with the Seattle Seahawks less than a week ago. He played with the Cowboys in 2020 after being out of the league for more than four years, having been indefinitely suspended by the NFL.

Smith was released Wednesday on $25,000 bail, and his arraignment is currentlly scheduled for July 14. If convicted, Smith could face up to eight years in prison.