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Aldon Smith Surrenders to Authorities on 2nd-Degree Battery Charge

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2021

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) runs onto the field during an NFL Football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Aldon Smith surrendered himself to authorities Tuesday and was booked on a battery charge, according to Nola.com's Michelle Hunter

He was released on bond later that night.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office had previously issued an arrest warrant for second-degree battery for Smith in connection with an alleged assault that took place on April 17 in the New Orleans area.

The 31-year-old was accused of assault outside the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette, Louisiana.

It represents the latest legal trouble for Smith, who was out of the NFL for four years due to suspensions stemming from violations of the personal conduct policy and policy on substances of abuse. Smith has previously been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, on an illegal possession of assault weapons charge and following an allegation of domestic assault.

He returned to the league in 2020 with the Dallas Cowboys, starting all 16 games while totaling five sacks and two fumble recoveries.

The one-time All-Pro signed with the Seahawks earlier this month.

Seattle released a statement Monday confirming the team was aware of the reports but had "no further comment."

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