Ex-Raiders LB Aldon Smith Convicted in Domestic Violence Case; Avoids Jail Time

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2018

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  Aldon Smith #99 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during a timeout against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter of their NFL football game at O.co Coliseum on November 15, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith reached a plea deal with prosecutors in a domestic abuse case, TMZ Sports reported Monday.

According to TMZ, Smith pleaded no-contest to charges of false imprisonment and violating a court order. He also accepted a 90-day sentence in county jail but was credited for the time he already served.

Smith originally faced misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism.

Smith turned himself in to authorities in March after he was the suspect in a domestic violence complaint. The Mercury News' Rick Hurd reported the victim called police to say Smith had struck her and "bit her wrists" before leaving the scene.

Smith pleaded not guilty to the charges on March 12. His fiancee told TMZ Sports he had checked into a rehab facility, while authorities transferred him to an inpatient treatment center in April.

The San Francisco 49ers selected Smith in the first round of the 2011 draft. The 49ers released him in August 2015, shortly after the 29-year-old was arrested for an alleged hit and run and DUI. It was his second arrest on suspicion of DUI.

Smith signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in September 2015 but subsequently received a yearlong suspension as a consequence of the alleged hit and run. He appeared in just seven games—all of which came in 2015—before the Raiders released him in March after his arrest.


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