Aldon Smith failed to show in court Thursday, violating a protective order stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident, TMZ Sports reports. A judge in San Francisco issued a bench warrant for Smith’s arrest.
Smith’s attorney argued Smith had never missed a court date and told him he planned to attend, per TMZ.
How did the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner (and 2014 first-round draft choice) fall this far? Let’s take a closer look at the 800-plus days since Manziel last played in the NFL.
January 2015: In Week 17 of the 2015 season, Manziel visits Las Vegas, wearing a wig to hide his identity, and misses a mandatory concussion treatment on the morning of the Browns’ final game. In an interview with Uninterrupted’s “The ThomaHawk Show” podcast last month, Manziel says: “What a complete lack of respect for an organization that was trying to stick by me,” he says. “What just a completely selfish decision.”
Ketel Marte (B), 6 percent, Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (LHP Derek Holland): Marte has been hitting from the No. 2 spot, where he should be in line to score some runs. The Diamondbacks are also one of the clubs still including the stolen base in their offensive repertoire, an area in which Marte can contribute.
C.J. Cron (R), 6 percent, Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox (RHP Miguel Gonzalez): With Brad Miller on the disabled list, nursing a left groin strain, Cron should see regular playing time. It’s curious the Rays haven’t used him more versus right-handed pitching as his career wRC+ without the platoon advantage is 111, compared to 94 versus southpaws. (For those unfamiliar with the stat, wRC+ is a park-neutral form of weighted on base average (wOBA) where 100 is league neutral, so a mark of 111 is noteworthy.) Gonzales is a fly ball pitcher, vulnerable to power hitters from either side of the plate. Cron enjoys a hefty park upgrade, on the road in Guaranteed Rate Park.