Warrant issued for former teammate to testify against Aldon Smith
A warrant has been issued for former 49ers linebacker Nick Moody after he failed to make a court appearance in South Florida on Friday, according to the Miami Herald.
Moody is scheduled to testify against Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith in his DUI trial early next month. The appearance in Miami was for Moody “to assure a judge that he would travel to California to take the stand in Smith’s trial,” the Herald reports. But calls, text messages and emails to Moody went unanswered, and a warrant was issued for his arrest after he did not appear in court.
Moody was with Smith last August on the day he was arrested for hit and run, DUI and vandalism. Authorities are requesting he be jailed until he can testify, according to the Miami Herald.
Moody was a practice squad player for the Seahawks in 2015 and is currently a free agent.
Smith was released by the 49ers after his arrest and later signed with the Raiders. He played in nine games before he was suspended one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Despite the suspension, Smith signed a two-year deal with the Raiders earlier this month.