Saints' Smith arrested after dispute with wife

New Orleans Saints' Will Smith attends an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and New Orleans...

New Orleans Saints' Will Smith attends an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Hornets on Feb. 10, 2010 in New Orleans. (2010 NBAE Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP)

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Lafayette, LA – New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was arrested early Saturday morning after an alleged dispute with his wife in the city.

The Lafayette Police Department said in a release that officers working on a downtown detail observed a disturbance between Smith and his wife that became physical.

According to the release, which says the incident took place at approximately 2 a.m., “the male suspect allegedly `grabbed~ the female by the hair and began pulling her down the street.”

Smith is named as the suspect and his 28-year-old wife is named as the victim. The department said Smith’s wife received minor injuries.

The 29-year-old lineman was booked without incident and charged with domestic abuse/simple battery.

Smith, a seven-year pro out of Ohio State, has recorded 26 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one interception in 10 games this season.


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