Former Oakland Raider Sean Smith Pleads Guilty To Pasadena Assault, Begins One Year Jail Sentence

Published : Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 8:56 AM

Sean SmithEx-Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been remanded into custody after pleading guilty to felony assault stemming from a 2017 attack in Old Pasadena.

Smith allegedly beat and then stomped on his sister’s boyfriend’s head near the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard early in the morning on July 4, 2017. The victim suffered five facial fractures and required major reconstructive surgery, including a metal plate under his right eye.

Smith initially pleaded not guilty, but eventually struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to felony assault by means of force likely to create great bodily injury and admitted inflicting great bodily injury upon the victim, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

In exchange, he was sentenced to one year in prison and five years probation. He is not allowed to own a gun for the remainder of his life and has also been ordered to pay the victim restitution.

Right after sentencing, Smith was handcuffed and taken into custody to begin his sentence.

Smith—who had signed a $40 million contract with the Raiders in 2016—was initially facing up to 7 years behind bars. The team formally cut him from its roster Monday night.

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