Aldon Smith will likely never see an NFL field again, and that is the best thing for everyone involved. Unfortunately for him, he will not stop seeing the inside of a jail cell, because he cannot stay out of trouble.
Earlier this month, the former NFL defensive star kicked off his December when he was arrested on a felony charge of DUI causing injury. Prosecutors told TMZ they believe Aldon Smith was driving with a BAC of greater than .20.
More details have since emerged:
“Prosecutors just revealed more details surrounding Smith’s arrest … saying the NFL star had weed in his pocket and empty bottles of rum and vodka in his car.
Officials say Smith rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign on I-280 at around 1:28 PM on Dec. 6 … and then told the person he hit that “he “cannot have cops there.”
Officials say Smith offered the person $1,000 for a ride away from the scene.
Officials added that when cops arrived, Smith “refused to submit to field sobriety tests and refused to take a test.”
The officials also noted the person that Smith had hit was suffering from pain in his back, wrist, knee, leg and foot.”
He is now facing up to three years in prison.
Back in 2018, Smith was accused of domestic violence, and he’s also been arrested several times for DUI. In April, Smith was arrested for committing second-degree battery at a coffee shop in the New Orleans area.
Smith was a superstar defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers and the then-Oakland Raiders. He was out of the NFL from 2016 to 2019 due to his legal troubles and substance abuse issues, but he was given a second chance when he signed with the Dallas Cowboys for the 2020 season.
He signed with the Seahawks heading into 2021, but he was released prior to the start of the season.