Ex-Raiders CB Sean Smith Pleads Guilty to Assault, Begins Prison Sentence (VIDEO)
Back in March of 2016, Sean Smith signed a 4-year, $40 million deal with $20 million guaranteed with the Oakland Raiders.
Two years later, he’s out of the league and set to begin a 1-year prison sentence.
The Oakland Raiders released the cornerback after he pled guilty to a felony assault charge. Smith’s legal issues stems from an incident with his sister’s boyfriend last year when he beat the absolute crap out of him, punching and stomping the man so badly that he suffered five facial fractures.
He required major reconstructive surgery including a metal plate under his right eye. Smith, as well as the Raiders organization, were sued by that man as a result.
“Smith initially pled 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.
In exchange, Smith got 1 year in prison and 5 years probation. The judge also told Smith he’s not allowed to own a gun — for the rest of his life. He’s also ordered to pay the victim restitution.
Smith was handcuffed and taken into custody right in the courtroom to begin his sentence. He already has 1 day of credit under his belt — so only 364 more days to go.”