Smith was arrested Friday in San Francisco for allegedly violating a protective order originally issued on March 12, when the linebacker was arraigned on domestic violence charges, Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News reports.
This is the second time in three months that Smith has run into trouble with the law, which isn't a good development for a player seeking reinstatement from the league. On this occasion, Smith, who's required to wear an electronic ankle monitor, allegedly violated a condition of his electronic monitoring. The 2012 first-team All-Pro linebacker is currently a free agent after the being released by the Raiders in early March.
Smith (suspension) turned himself into the San Francisco Police Department on Tuesday following an alleged domestic dispute over the weekend, Brendan Weber of NBC Bay Area reports.
In line for reinstatement from the NFL this month, Smith couldn't avoid legal issues and subsequently was released by the Raiders on Monday. As a result of the alleged incident with his fiance, he faces misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle. The NFL will hold off until the justice system works itself out, but Smith hasn't done himself any favors as it pertains to a return to professional football.
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||37||31.0||6||14||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||66||50.0||16||19.5||1||6||6.0||6||0||1|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||11||34||29.0||5||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||7||15||10.0||5||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|