Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Police Seek Former MU Player Aldon Smith

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Police Seek Former MU Player Aldon Smith

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Police seek Aldon Smith

Authorities were searching Sunday for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who is suspected of domestic violence.

San Francisco police said Smith fled a San Francisco home Saturday night after someone called the police to report a domestic violence incident. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says the victim's injuries were not life-threatening.

Smith, 28, who played at Missouri, is serving an indefinite suspension for violating the NFL's rules on substance abuse. He has been arrested several times in recent years, on charges of drunken driving, public intoxication and illegal possession of assault rifles.


All that's left of the NFL scouting combine is for the deepest class of defensive backs ever to attend the annual assembly of college prospects to wrap up their testing and timing Monday in Indianapolis.

Here's a look at some of the highlights and lowlights thus far:

Barkley blows it up * Penn State running back Saquon Barkley exceeded lofty expectations. His 29 reps on the bench press surpasseed Luke Kuechly's previous mark, 27. His 4.4 time in the 40-yard dash was better than Ezekiel Elliott's 4.47 and his 41-inch vertical jump was higher than Odell Beckham Jr.'s 38.

"I'm competitive," Barkley said, "but I don't care if I'm drafted 1, 5 or 72 or the last pick, I'm going to come in with my head low ready to work."

Great Griffin * Shaquem Griffin did 20 reps on the bench press with a prosthetic left hand in what was the feel-good story of the combine.

"My goal was six," acknowledged Griffin, who almost doubled his previous high of 11 reps and surpassed the 17 his twin brother, Shaquille, managed at last year's combine before the Seattle Seahawks selected the speedy cornerback in the third round.

The former Central Florida linebacker posted a 4.38 40-yard dash during his first run Sunday the fastest time in his position group since the league started clocking times in 2003. He clocked a 4. …

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