Aldon Smith reportedly has been arrested.
On Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported that the former Missouri defensive lineman had been taken into custody in connection with his domestic violence case. TMZ Sports relayed word that Smith, who most recently played for the Oakland Raiders before being released on Monday, surrendered to police. Smith is being held at San Francisco County Jail, per TMZ Sports.
On Monday, it was reported that there was a warrant out for Smith’s arrest following an alleged domestic violence incident. Per TMZ Sports, the alleged victim in this case is Smith’s fiancée, who said the former player fled from the scene after the incident allegedly took place. Earlier, TMZ Sports reported that Smith had checked into rehab after the alleged incident.
Also on Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported that Smith’s struggle with alcohol became so bad recently that “he was drinking every single day” and people close to him are concerned that “he’ll drink himself to death if he continues down this road.”
Smith began his professional career with promise. He was the seventh overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft. His time in the NFL included stints with the 49ers and Raiders, and he became known as a productive defensive presence early with San Francisco. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012, but he experienced multiple off-field problems during his career, which marked much of his post-Missouri life.
Smith totaled 47 1/2 sacks and 141 tackles in the NFL. He earned 19 1/2 sacks in 2012 with the 49ers, which earned him an All-Pro selection.