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Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison

Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison
Kristopher Love | 13 March, 2018, 01:36

Woods also sued the Raiders and Smith, claiming Sean's "size, strength, and certain offensive techniques" were used as a weapon against him.

Shortly after first reports of his release Monday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported Smith will plead guilty this week to a felony count of assault with great bodily injury relating to an altercation previous year in Pasadena. However, the four-year contract signed in 2016 included an out this offseason that required no guaranteed money beyond 2017.

From a football standpoint, Smith's release will save the Raiders $8.25 million.

Smith is accused of assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend Christopher Woods in Pasadena last August, causing five fractures to the victim's eye socket.

His plea will have him serving one year in prison with three years probation, but if convicted as charged, Smith faces a maximum sentence of seven years.

Smith got benched in his first game with the Raiders after getting burned by New Orleans' Brandin Cooks for a 98-yard touchdown.

In two seasons with Oakland, Smith had 4 total interceptions and 15 passes defended, but the boxscore doesn't tell the full, largely disappointing story. That was down from a 113.3 rating in his one-plus season under Norton. Plus, Carrie is a free agent. He has started 41 of the 60 games he has played in during four seasons with the Raiders and is strong against the run.