Former Cowboys DE Aldon Smith Arrested on Felony Charge of DUI Causing Injury

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorDecember 8, 2021

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 25: Aldon Smith #58 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after their 25-3 loss against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Former NFL defensive end Aldon Smith was arrested Monday on a felony charge of DUI causing injury, per TMZ Sports.

Smith's bail is set at $50,000. He was still in custody as of TMZ Sports' report at 6:07 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Smith is also due in court Wednesday.

The 32-year-old played for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. He also signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks in April but was released in August because of an "off-the-field matter," according to ESPN's Brady Henderson.

Smith's legal history includes multiple DUI arrests as well as domestic violence-related charges in 2018.

In April, Smith was booked on a second-degree battery charge after allegedly choking someone unconscious in an altercation that began in a Chalmette, Louisiana coffee shop.

The 49ers selected the former University of Missouri star with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. He played four years in San Francisco before being released prior to the 2015 season following hit-and-run and DUI charges in August of that year.

The Raiders then picked up Smith, who was suspended for one year in November 2015 because of the charges that led to his 49ers release. He never played again for Oakland, as he was suspended for an additional two years before the Raiders released him in 2018 because of the domestic violence charges.

Smith returned to the NFL in 2020 with the Cowboys after the league reinstated him. He played and started all 16 games for Dallas, who opted against re-signing Smith after the season.

Over his career, Smith took part in 75 regular-season games and amassed 52.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. He was named an All-Pro in 2012.