MISSION, KS (KCTV)-- Aldon Smith was a star player for the 2007 Raytown Bluejays football team. He went on to play two seasons at the University of Missouri, and then became a star rookie for the San Francisco 49ers.
After multiple arrests involving violence and alcohol, his career took a major turn.
What Mission police said happened around midnight Monday night is the latest in a string of troubling incidents.
Police said an officer smelled alcohol when they pulled Smith over for speeding on I-35. He failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer. Police said he was arrested, paid bail and a friend picked him up.
Smith has been plagued by legal and personal problems. Sporting news highlighted more than a dozen public relations nightmares involving the former NFL player. They include multiple DUI arrests, weapons charges and domestic violence allegations.
He’s also accused of making a bomb threat at airport and police in San Francisco said officers were injured after a car Smith was riding in crashed into a patrol car. Smith was not the driver, but he was detained at the scene.
KCTV5 News reached out to Smith Tuesday but he had nothing to say.
Smith started his career setting records from the very beginning. He broke the Mizzou school record for most sacks in a season as a red-shirt freshman. By 2012, Smith held the NFL record for most sacks in a player’s first two seasons.
He is still on NFL suspension. It’s unclear how the latest legal trouble will play into Smith’s future in the NFL.