Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith is wanted for a second degree battery charge in New Orleans, according to a statement released Monday by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office.
According to the statement, Smith – who signed with Seattle on Thursday – is the prime suspect in an incident that took place on Saturday night. According to the report, police at 7:30 p.m. CT responded to a medical call in Meraux, LA .; the victim said she was assaulted by an “acquaintance” earlier in the evening in the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette.
The statement said investigators identified Smith as the subject.
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A statement from St. Bernard District Attorney Perry Nicosia says Smith “caused serious injury” to the man outside the French press cafe in Chalmette. Second-degree battery charging is punishable by up to eight years in prison.
Smith’s once promising NFL career was derailed by several legal issues, which caused him not to play a cinch in the 2016-19 league. He played one season for the Cowboys in 2020, starting 16 games and totaling 48 tackles, five sacks and two fumbles.