Aldon Smith is in the news for the wrong reasons once again.
The former 49ers and Raiders edge rusher was arrested Tuesday morning in Mission, Kansas. Police initially stopped Smith for a traffic violation, the Kansas City Star's Robert Cronkleton reported Tuesday.
Cronkleton reported that Smith was then arrested around midnight on suspicion of DUI. He was issued citations at the Mission police station and released to a friend, said Capt. Kevin Self, a spokesman for the Mission Police Department.
This is the latest in a long line of off-field issues for Smith. He was last arrested in August of 2018 for allegedly violating conditions of an electronic monitoring program. When he showed up to the San Francisco County Sheriff’s department last summer, he had a .40 blood alcohol level, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Smith was selected by the 49ers with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He set a record by recording 33.5 sacks in his first two seasons before running into trouble. He was released by the 49ers in August of 2015 after his fifth issue with the law.
The Raiders then signed Smith just before the start of the 2015 season. He played in nine games for the Silver and Black that season before being suspended again for at least one season. Smith applied for reinstatement in 2016, but that decision was pushed back to the offseason and he was never granted the ability to re-join the NFL.
Now 29 years old, Smith officially became a free agent in March of 2018 when the Raiders released him after two seasons away from the NFL. At the time, the San Francisco police said they were searching for Smith in connection with a domestic violence charge. Smith turned himself in before posting bail.
Over four seasons and 59 games played in the NFL, Smith recorded 47.5 sacks.