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.