But the team decided finally to cut ties one day after San Francisco police said authorities were searching for Smith in connection with a domestic violence allegation.
After the alleged incident occurred, the 28-year-old fled the scene before police arrived around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bush Street residence.
Smith was then suspended the first nine games in 2014 while serving an NFL suspension for violations of the league's substance abuse and personal conduct policies.
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While police did not identify the victim, KGO said the altercation was between Smith and his fiancee, and that Smith allegedly escaped through the window of her fifth-floor apartment. It dates back to a DUI arrest in 2012 and includes three felony charges for weapons usage only six months later.
Smith applied for reinstatement, which was initially denied in 2016.
"I wish the best for Aldon", she said.
Smith, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and one-time first-team All Pro, has had numerous run-ins with the law.
When all is said and done, Smith will go down as one of the great wastes of talent in National Football League history.