BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Seattle Seahawks’ defensive end Aldon Smith surrendered to authorities Tuesday evening after police issued a warrant for his arrest over alleged battery.
A bulletin posted by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office on Monday stated Smith was wanted for an alleged attack at the French Press Coffee House in Chalmette on Friday night.
“Mr. Smith caused severe injuries to a male victim causing injuries that warranted a state court judge to sign an arrest warrant,” a press release read.
Smith recently signed with the Seahawks after playing the 2020 season with the Dallas Cowboys.
On Monday, the Seahawks released a statement saying they were aware of the allegations involving Smith and were “gathering more information,” according to Fox News.
If found guilty of the charge, Smith could face up to eight years in prison and be fined up to $2,000.