If Smith is charged, it could derail any chance he has of returning to the NFL. Smith was not reinstated during the 2016 season - a decision made by the National Football League that was not well received by the Raiders - and he now may be in trouble again.
Smith applied for reinstatement and the NFL Network reported Smith could be reinstated in March as long as he stays out of trouble.
Smith is mentioned in a report about their response and described as cooperative, but no details about what led to the call for police help have been made public at this time. Smith's application still has to be approved by Commissioner Roger Goodell, which hasn't happened yet. It tolled in 2016 despite him never playing a game, meaning he has one year left on his deal with the Raiders.
Smith had been quiet in 2017, but was seen in an Instagram Live video recorded by Bay Area News Group saying, "I'm back, and there's nobody who can stop me". The arrest was his fifth since being drafted in 2011.
Aldon Smith might be all done in Oakland.
Smith went to the Pro Bowl in 2012 but has only played in a total of 27 out of a possible 64 games in the four seasons since then.