The long, sad story of Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith apparently took another turn on Thursday when the former Pro Bowler was detained by the San Francisco Police Department after a vehicle he was a passenger in collided with a police cruiser.
No, this is not a fake news story.
“Suspended Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith was detained Thursday morning in San Francisco after a vehicle he was a passenger in collided with a San Francisco police cruiser near police headquarters, authorities said. Smith was detained after three passengers in the vehicle were questioned after the vehicle struck a cruiser on the China Basin side of the city’s Public Safety Building around 8:30 a.m., police said, a local Fox affiliate in the Bay Area reported on Thursday. “Two San Francisco police officers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. Their identities were not immediately released.”
Smith, 27, remains suspended by the NFL and has not suited up in a game since back in November of 2015. He’s had multiple off-field incidents, including a DUI arrest and gun charges in the past. This led to Smith being released by the San Francisco 49ers back in August of 2015. He was then quickly picked up by Oakland, playing in just nine games that year before ultimately being suspended.
According to the report, one person in Smith’s vehicle was arrested for public intoxication. Smith himself was detained for questioning, but wasn’t arrested by authorities.
We’ll have more information as this story breaks.