Former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a domestic violence incident that took place in San Francisco in March, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle.
As part of the plea deal, Smith will have to serve 90 days in jail, or a residential drug and alcohol treatment center and he will also be on probation for three years. He will also be required to do 25 hours of community service and have 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling.
Smith was drafted in 2011 by the 49ers but it seems like ever since coming into the league he has been in trouble with the law. Smith was with the Raiders when he was arrested in March for the incident. Smith had fled the scene of the crime before turning himself later. He was released on bail only to be arrested a few days later for contacting the victim.
Smith has been suspended by the NFL since 2015 for violation of the league's substance abuse policy and he has yet to be reinstated. After this latest plea deal chances have not increased of him coming back to the league anytime soon, or ever again.
The most important for Aldon Smith now is that he gets the help he needs and hopefully, he can lead a successful life that doesn't continue to include him being arrested for domestic violence. Hopefully, the 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling will do him good, and he will come out a changed man.