San Francisco police are searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence. In response to the manhunt, Smith posted a cryptic photo to his social media page that lefts investigators scratching their heads.
Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added Smith fled the San Francisco home before officers arrived. Sgt. Michael Andraychak said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Andraychak said investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the 28-year-old NFL star.
The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges of drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles among other charges since the San Francisco 49ers drafted him in 2011 in the first round.
The 49ers released him 2015 after he was arrested and charged with his third drunken driving in four years.
The Raiders signed him in 2015 and he played nine games for them until the NFL suspended him indefinitely for substance abuse violations. The 28-year-old’s application to the NFL commissioner for reinstatement was initially denied in 2016 and is still pending.
Late Sunday evening, Smith posted a cryptic photo of what appeared to be pavement to Instagram with a caption saying “you are all wrong.”
Despite all of the arrests and repeated issues, Smith was at one time a very promising young pass-rusher in the league.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.