Warrant issued for Aldon Smith's arrest after he reportedly failed to show in court

Ryan Young
Yahoo Sports Contributor
Aldon Smith reportedly failed to show up in court on Thursday, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. (Associated Press)

A bench warrant has been issued for Aldon Smith after the former NFL linebacker didn’t show up in court on Thursday, TMZ Sports reported.

Smith failed to show in court, violating a protective order stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident with his fiancé earlier this month. The Raiders released Smith shortly after the March 3 incident, in which he reportedly “threw (his fiancé) around the room, but her on the wrist and climbed out the window,” according to a police dispatch call via KTVU in San Francisco. 

Smith was then arrested again last Friday for contacting the victim of that March 3 incident, violating a court order.

Smith’s attorney, per TMZ, argued that Aldon has never missed a court date and planned to be present on Thursday.

Smith has had a long list of legal issues, and has been suspended multiple times by the NFL. The former Raiders and 49ers linebacker has only played in nine games since 2014.

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