Raiders LB Aldon Smith detained after car incident with cops

ByPaul Gutierrez ESPN logo
Thursday, March 9, 2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who is hoping to be reinstated by the NFL this month, was detained by San Francisco police Thursday morning after a vehicle in which he was a passenger ran into a police cruiser, KTVU reported.

SFPD Officer Giselle Talkoff told ESPN she could not confirm any names of those involved, but she said a 25-year-old female was driving and was being investigated for sobriety; she also said one adult male was "detained" for public intoxication and "should be released when he is sober" and that a third passenger was "cooperative" and released at the scene.

Talkoff said it was an open investigation to find out who was at fault.

The incident is Smith's second brush with the law in less than a month after he was mentioned in a report taken by SFPD the weekend of Feb. 11. TMZ Sports reported it was a domestic-related investigation and that no arrests were made.

SFPD has not released any details since that story broke on Feb. 13.

In this latest incident, which occurred in front of the public safety building at 1245 Third Street at 8:30 a.m., an unmarked police vehicle with three officers was attempting to turn right into a parking lot, according to Talkoff. The other vehicle, traveling in the same direction, tried to pass on the right-hand side, resulting in the collision.

Two SFPD police officers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Talkoff said.

The NFL is expected to review Smith's case this month after he was suspended in November 2015 after several arrests and run-ins with the league's substance-abuse policy.