Aldon Smith has serious drinking problem, friends concerned for his life

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Less than 24 hours after being released by the Oakland Raiders, troubled pass-rusher Aldon Smith turned himself in to San Francisco police and he's now being held on $30,000 bond, according to ESPN.

Smith, 28, allegedly drank two bottles of tequila, bit his fiancee on her wrists and beat her up, according to 911 dispatcher audio recorded Saturday.

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders released Smith, a pass rusher.

The troubled linebacker has been arrested several times on charges including drunken driving, vandalism and illegal possession of assault rifles since the San Francisco 49ers selected him in the first round of the 2011 National Football League draft. A source says police successfully worked with his attorney to get him to surrender so he could be processed on the pending charges.Smith was drafted by the Niners some seven years ago but was released form the team in 2015 after a string of arrests, the last one involving a hit and run.

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Two days later, Smith resurfaced when he turned himself into a San Francisco jail on Tuesday, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle. Per TMZ Sports, the alleged victim in this case is Smith's fiancée, who said the former player fled from the scene after the incident allegedly took place.

I wish the best for Aldon.

According to a new report from TMZ, Smith has been struggling so badly with alcohol abuse issues that some of those close to him fear for his life. "I cannot comment on the altercation but I can tell you I love him and so happy he turned to my family who considers him family and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs", she said. San Francisco then released him in August 2015 after another drunken driving charge - his fifth arrest in three years.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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