(CBDSFW.COM) – Authorities in Louisiana have issued a warrant for the arrest of former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith for an alleged second-degree battery that occurred in the New Orleans area on Saturday evening, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Smith, 31, currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Sheriff James Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call for medical assistance needed in Meraux on Saturday, April 17 around 7:30 p.m.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a man who said he was assaulted by an acquaintance of his earlier while outside a business in Chalmette.

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During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau identified the suspect as Smith.

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Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Smith is asked to call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477.

The investigation is ongoing.

The St. Bernard Parish District Attorney’s Office said in a news release, the alleged victim suffered “severe injuries” and that an offender convicted of second-degree battery faces a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to eight years in prison.

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Smith played on the Cowboys in 2020.