Oakland Raiders part ways with Aldon Smith

San Francisco Police confirmed they were searching for Aldon Smith as of Monday morning after the Oakland Raiders linebacker was named a suspect in a domestic violence incident, and the victim says she knows where to find him.

Last year, Smith was detained for "public intoxication" after a auto crash with an unmarked police vehicle. "The guy's name is Aldon Smith", a San Francisco police dispatcher told officers around 8:30 p.m. PT Saturday (via the San Jose Mercury News).

Smith was a standout at the University of Missouri, where he played two seasons before entering the NFL Draft.

After evading police for more than 24 hours, Smith was taken to a rehab facility at his request, according to TMZ Sports.

Smith has been arrested three times for driving under the influence, including a hit-and-run, been charged with three felony counts of possessing illegal assault weapons, and the incident at Los Angeles International Airport when he was arrested for making a false bomb threat.

Smith, 28, was a 2011 first-round pick who recorded 44 sacks in 50 games with the San Francisco 49ers but was released from the team following his third DUI arrest in 2015.

Smith took to Instagram to respond to the domestic violence allegations, saying "you all are wrong".

Smith, who recently got engaged, is now being pursued by police, who would like to discuss the incident further. The 28-year-old's application to the National Football League commissioner for reinstatement was initially denied in 2016 and is still pending.

Aldon Smith needs help.

  • Stacy Allen