Oakland Raiders release Aldon Smith after allegations of domestic violence

Linebacker was Aldon Smith has been released by the Oakland Raiders Monday after he was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident Saturday in San Francisco, team officials announced.

At 8:30 p.m., police went to a home in the 600 block of Bush Street after someone reported Smith was involved in a domestic violence offense.

San Francisco police are asking Smith to get in touch with them so they can interview him about the allegations.

Police said the victim of the alleged domestic violence suffered injuries not considered life-threatening. Smith allegedly left the home before police arrived.

Smith started his football career in 2011 with the San Francisco 49ers, but was released by the team in August 2015 after an arrest for a DUI hit-and-run in Santa Clara.

The following month, the Raiders signed Smith, saying they could provide an environment where Smith could thrive.

The same day, Smith was charged in the DUI case.

Smith was suspended from the Raiders in November 2015 for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse after nine games and seven starts with the team.

-By Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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