Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Aldon Smith has serious drinking problem, friends concerned for his life

Aldon Smith has serious drinking problem, friends concerned for his life

Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has bailed out of jail after turning himself in to San Francisco police Tuesday following an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred Saturday. The woman called police Saturday night after an encounter, but Smith fled the scene before authorities arrived.

Smith's fiancée told TMZ.com on Monday that the former NFL All-Pro had checked into a rehab facility.

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Booking photo of Aldon Smith released by the Santa Clara Police Department.

Smith was booked Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco and was being held on $30,000 bond on misdemeanor charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism (less than $400). A source says police successfully worked with his attorney to get him to surrender so he could be processed on the pending charges.Smith was drafted by the Niners some seven years ago but was released form the team in 2015 after a string of arrests, the last one involving a hit and run. Less than three weeks after that, Smith was arrested and charged with possession of an assault weapon stemming from a violent incident at a party at his San Jose home in 2012.

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After five seasons in the National Football League, this is Smith's seventh legal issue he's been involved in. "I'm anxious for his safety", one source close to Smith tells TMZ Sports.

Smith's fiancee and those close to him have expressed concern that he won't be alive much longer if he continues with his addiction and doesn't get help.

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Allegedly, Smith bit his fiancé's wrists during an argument after drinking two bottles of tequila. In August 2015, he was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run, prompting his release from the San Francisco 49ers.

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