New Seahawks move rusher Aldon turned himself in to police Tuesday evening at St. Bernard Parish Jail in Louisiana, the place he was booked and launched Wednesday on $25,000 bond. An arrest warrant was issued for him Monday charging second-degree battery for an incident Saturday, two days after he signed a one-year free agent cope with the Seahawks.
Parish District Lawyer Perry Nicosia instructed ESPN that Smith allegedly choked a sufferer unconscious throughout a confrontation that started inside a espresso store in Chalmette, east of New Orleans. Nicosia mentioned the episode was captured on a safety digital camera. The sufferer, who mentioned he was acquainted with Smith, was taken to a hospital however didn’t keep in a single day.
Underneath Louisiana legislation, if convicted, Smith may face a sentence of as much as eight years.
New Orleans TV station WWL obtained Thursday the incident report from the sheriff’s workplace, which mentioned the dispute was over the therapy of the assault sufferer’s spouse, a relative of Smith.
Smith and the sufferer agreed to fulfill on the espresso store, the place they had been ultimately joined by three different males invited by Smith. The responding deputy’s report mentioned Smith grabbed his sufferer’s neck with one hand and slapped him together with his different hand. Abrasions to the face and ligature marks of the left and proper sides of the sufferer had been seen to the deputy.
The WWL story mentioned the sufferer instructed investigators that the assembly was heated. Smith and one of many different males threatened his life if he damage his spouse once more.
The events left the espresso store. Exterior, the sufferer mentioned Smith grabbed his cellphone and destroyed it and commenced choking him. One of many different males additionally started punching the sufferer. Smith punched and kicked him after which choked him till he misplaced consciousness.
The Seahawks signed Smith, 31, a linebacker/defensive finish who was named All-Professional in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers, to assist with pass-rush depth behind starter Carlos Dunlap.
He was a 16-game starter for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020, signing a one-year deal for $4 million. He signed with Seattle for the veteran’s minimal of $990,000.
It was Smith’s first soccer motion after an indefinite NFL suspension that lasted 4 years following a number of off-field incidents and violations of the league’s substance abuse coverage.
Smith had 33.5 sacks in his first two seasons in San Francisco, an NFL file, after being drafted seventh within the 2011 draft. However he had three DUI arrests in 5 years with the 49ers earlier than they launched him in early 2015. He signed with the Raiders for a season.
No incidents involving Smith had been reported throughout his season in Dallas, however the Cowboys selected to not re-sign him.
SI.com final week reported that the Seahawks provided Smith a contract in March however that these talks broke down as a result of group’s issues over Smith’s “private points,’’ which had been mentioned to be why the Cowboys walked away. Within the recreation between the groups in week 3, Smith had three sacks of Russell Wilson and 4 QB hits.
The Seahawks issued an announcement saying the membership had been contacted by Smith.
“We’re conscious of the stories relating to Aldon Smith,” the assertion learn. “Aldon notified us and we’re gathering extra data. Now we have no additional remark right now.”
— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) April 19, 2021