Aldon Smith had a BAC of .40 — five times the legal limit — when arrested Friday, and it's a miracle he's alive

When troubled former star pass rusher Aldon Smith was arrested on April 6, it was yet another sad turn in what has been an extreme downward spiral for the former Raider and 49er. The details that have emerged from the arrest, though, are even more shocking: At the time of his arrest Friday night, Smith posted a blood alcohol content of .40 — five times the legal limit — per a report from TMZ.

For the last month-plus, Smith, 28, has gathered a long list of legal troubles. On March 3, Smith was accused in a domestic violence incident in which he “threw [the victim] around the room, bit her on the wrist and climbed out the window,” according to a police dispatch call via KTVU in San Francisco. The Raiders released Smith shortly thereafter, and he turned himself in on March 6 on charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism of less than $400.

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OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Outside linebacker Aldon Smith #99 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at O.co Coliseum on November 15, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Missouri's Aldon Smith (85) celebrates a sack in the first half against San Diego State at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday, September 18, 2010. (Photo by Mike Ransdell/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Aldon Smith of the San Francisco 49ers poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 6: Linebacker Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers takes the field before taking on the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 6, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The San Francisco 49ers won, 19-11. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 25: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers watches action during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 49ers won 31-21. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 28: San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith speaks with the media during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Marriot on January 28, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Linebacker Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith fight for a loose ball during the first quarter of NFC championship game in Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (Joe Barrentine/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 24: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the bench against the San Diego Chargers during the fourth quarter of a preseason game on August 24, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 07: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during a timeout against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is injured in the 4th quarter after being sacked by Aldon Smith #99 of the Oakland Raiders during the game at Heinz Field on November 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Aldon Smith #99 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to playing the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL season opener game at O.co Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 27, 2015: Linebacker Aldon Smith #99 of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field after a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 27, 2015 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 28-14. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Aldon Smith #99 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during a timeout against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter of their NFL football game at O.co Coliseum on November 15, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Just weeks later, he was again arrested for violating a court order to stay away from the victim of the March 3 accusation, per the San Francisco Chronicle’s Evan Sernoffsky. Smith had contacted the victim — exact details on the contact were not released — and was was held on suspicion of three counts of misdemeanor violation of a protective order. Smith was later released and placed under electronic monitoring. He was ordered to stay completely sober.

As TMZ’s report shows, Smith violated that rule as well. A BAC of .40 is enough to kill a person. “You are probably in a coma,” states a report from Barnard College. “The nerve centers controlling your heartbeat and respiration are slowing down. It’s a miracle if you’re not dead.”

Per the TMZ report, prosecutors and defense attorneys are looking into sending Smith, who last played in the NFL in 2015, to an inpatient substance abuse facility. Smith is currently in jail, and he will likely remain there until his next hearing Friday.

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