Aldon Smith Arrested for Violating Bail Condition for Domestic Violence Arrest

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2018

Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith (99) during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Oakland , Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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Former NFL player Aldon Smith was arrested Friday night after violating "a condition of his electronic monitoring," according to TMZ Sports.

Per that report, Smith was fitted on Thursday with both GPS and SCRAM devices—the latter of which monitors the blood-alcohol content in sweat—after "allegedly violating a protective order put in place following his arrest for domestic violence."

Smith, 28, pleaded not guilty to "domestic violence, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism" in March, according to Josh Koehn of SFGate.com, after he was accused of assaulting a woman in a San Francisco home.

"Unfortunately through these circumstances, Aldon and I are no longer together," his fiancee, Shawna McKnight, told TMZ. "Although it's with a heavy heart, I truly wish him the best and pray he gets the help he needs. I will always have love for him, but at this point I'm simply the victim in this ongoing case."

Smith, who appeared in five NFL seasons between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, has continually faced legal issues.

He's been charged with DUI on three separate occasions since 2012 and was charged with three counts of felony possession of illegal firearms in 2013 before having those charges reduced to misdemeanors and serving probation in that case.

The Raiders released him in March after he was accused of domestic violence. He hasn't played since 2015, when the NFL suspended him for a year and never reinstated him amid his ongoing legal issues.

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