Former 49ers and Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith accepted a plea deal from San Francisco prosecutors Monday, pleading no contest to violating a court order and false imprisonment, according to TMZ Sports.
The charges stemmed from a domestic disturbance in March. Smith’s then-fiancee claimed the troubled Pro Bowl linebacker attacked her at their San Francisco residence. Smith was charged with domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Smith will be on three years probation, one year of counseling and community service. A 90-day sentence in county jail was waived in lieu of Smith’s time served in an alcohol treatment facility.
Smith played four years for the 49ers, who cut him in 2015 after a series of alcohol-related incidents, including suspicion of making false bomb threats at Los Angeles International Airport in 2014. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office did not file charges. The Raiders signed Smith for the 2015 season, but he was suspended by the NFL midway though the campaign and hasn’t played since. The Raiders waived him after the domestic violence incident in March.
According to TMZ Sports, Smith’s ex-fiancee read a statement in court Monday stating, “I may never be the same.” The woman wished Smith well.
“The victim in this case showed incredible resolve,” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon told TMZ.