Former NFL linebacker Aldon Smith finally sold his mansion in San Jose at a discount, the Los Angeles Times reported. The home—which he had listed for as much as $3.5 million in June—wound up selling for $2,562,500 in early December.
The troubled player had a hard time finding a buyer for his Bay Area home. He originally picked up the 10-acre property in 2012 for $1,750,000, when he was wearing the red and gold of the San Francisco 49ers.
The price hike didn’t lead to a sale, and the price was cut twice in October—first to $3 million and then $2.5 million. The last discount tempted a buyer, who snapped up the secluded mansion.
Built in 2007, the gated “castle on a hill,” as the listing agent Jacklyn O’Connor Friedland described it in June, is one of the largest estates in Alum Rock, and offers views of the South Bay. The 6,400-square-foot home features seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen and adjoining family room, formal dining room, living room, home theater, and an office with a fireplace.
The spread also includes a three-car garage, large resort-style pool and spa, a kids’ play area, and multiple outdoor kitchens with outdoor fireplaces.
The close of the home comes soon after Smith accepted a plea deal in November to charges that initially stemmed from an alleged domestic dispute.
The 29-year-old played college ball with Missouri and was drafted by the 49ers in 2011. He played with the team until he was released in 2015, due to his legal issues. The Mississippi-born player signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2015, but was released in 2018 after troubles with the law resurfaced.
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