CHALMETTE, La. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Former Dallas Cowboy Aldon Smith has turned himself in to authorities in Louisiana after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office said Smith was booked on a second degree battery charge Tuesday night. Officials said the current Seattle Seahawks defensive end was booked and released on $25,000 bond.

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The sheriff’s office issued the warrant following an incident last weekend. Deputies responding to a call for medical assistance in Meraux on Saturday found a man who said he had been assaulted by an acquaintance outside a business in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Detectives identified the suspect as Smith, 31, and took out a warrant.

The alleged assault is a second-degree battery case because the victim was rendered unconscious.

The Seahawks said they are aware of the situation but have declined to comment further.

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The incident in Louisiana took place just two days after Smith signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks worth $1.275 ($137,500 guaranteed).

Smith’s off-field troubles are lengthy, including police in San Francisco issuing a warrant for his arrest on a domestic violence charge in 2018, and include four full seasons out of the league due to suspensions. Smith was reinstated by the NFL last spring after signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys. He had not played in the NFL since 2015.

Smith appeared in 16 games last season for Dallas and had 48 tackles and five sacks.

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CBSDFW.com Staff