Aldon Smith Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges

Smith turned himself in last Monday after the Oakland Raiders released the 28-year-old from his contract.

Following a domestic violence incident in Nob Hill last week, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith pled not guilty in court on Monday.

On March 3, San Francisco police sought 28-year-old Smith after responding to a report of domestic violence Bush and Stockton streets, where he was nowhere to be seen. Three days after a warrant was issued for his arrest, he turned himself in, Bay City News reports.

The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries.

On Monday, Smith pled not guilty to charges of domestic violence, assault, false imprisonment and vandalism. The court also issued a protective order, preventing him from contacting the victim.

Smith once played for the San Francisco 49ers before he was arrested for a DIU hit and run in Santa Clara. The team released him in August 2015.

The Raiders signed Smith the next month but by November 2015, he was suspended for a year after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policies. Last Monday, the Raiders released Smith from his contract.

Smith due back in court on April 5.

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