An Oklahoma State defender who was arrested in December 2014 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence for a domestic incident with his then-girlfriend should receive a second shot at redemption, according to former NFL player A.A. Smith.
Smith, the Cowboys defensive coordinator, was suspended three games in 2014 for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, which he was given a two-game suspension for in November of that year.
However, his suspension ended in December after the NFL found him responsible for a failed drug test.
The suspension was reduced to two games in April 2017 after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge.
Smith served two years of a four-game ban after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
Smith has said he would have been reinstated to the Cowboys roster if he had been reinstated for the domestic violence charge.
However, in November 2018, Smith was arrested again for a misdemeanor domestic violence misdemeanor in Oklahoma.
In that case, Smith pled guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
In November 2019, Smith pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year probation and a year of probation.
Smith was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and be on a no-contact list for three years.