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Former Dallas Cowboy Aldon Smith Booked In Louisiana Battery Case

CHALMETTE, La. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Former Dallas Cowboy Aldon Smith has turned himself in to authorities in Louisiana after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said Smith was booked on a second degree battery charge Tuesday night. Officials said the current Seattle Seahawks defensive end was booked and released on $25,000 bond.

The sheriff's office issued the warrant following an incident last weekend. Deputies responding to a call for medical assistance in Meraux on Saturday found a man who said he had been assaulted by an acquaintance outside a business in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Detectives identified the suspect as Smith, 31, and took out a warrant.

The alleged assault is a second-degree battery case because the victim was rendered unconscious.

The Seahawks said they are aware of the situation but have declined to comment further.

The incident in Louisiana took place just two days after Smith signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks worth $1.275 ($137,500 guaranteed).

Smith's off-field troubles are lengthy, including police in San Francisco issuing a warrant for his arrest on a domestic violence charge in 2018, and include four full seasons out of the league due to suspensions. Smith was reinstated by the NFL last spring after signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys. He had not played in the NFL since 2015.

Smith appeared in 16 games last season for Dallas and had 48 tackles and five sacks.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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