Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith turns himself in to face battery charges in Louisiana

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 25: Aldon Smith #58 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after their 25-3 loss against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Aldon Smith has turned himself in to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana and has posted bond. 

CHALMETTE, La. — Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith is wanted in Louisiana on battery charges just days after joining the team. 

According to ESPN, Smith, 31, is accused of choking someone unconscious during a confrontation that started at a Chalmette, Louisiana, coffee shop. 

It happened April 17, prosecutors say, two days after he signed with the Seahawks. Smith doesn't have an address in Louisiana but he does have family there. 

Smith was a standout in his first few seasons in the NFL, but he was suspended indefinitely in 2016 because of legal troubles and substance abuse issues. Smith's criminal record includes DUIs, a hit-and-run, vandalism and domestic violence charges. 

He returned to the league and played for the Cowboys in 2020. 

The Seahawks released the following statement in response to the warrant: 

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