Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested and charged with felony assault by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, yesterday, for an alleged Fourth of July assault on his sister’s boyfriend in Pasadena.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. His arraignment on the charges is set for September 29.
The D.A. released a statement summarizing the charges:
Deputy District Attorney Christopher Stogel said Sean Lee Smith (dob 7/14/87) faces one felony count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.
The criminal complaint includes an allegation that Smith inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim.
The statement also reveals that Smith allegedly stomped on the victim’s head during the fight:
Smith allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head near the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard early in the morning on July 4, the prosecutor said.
According to TMZ, the boyfriend was hospitalized in critical condition and sustained multiple facial fractures in the fight.
On the field, Smith he’s been a bust for the Raiders since signing a 4-year, $38 million contract in 2016. Reports from training camp indicate he has been regularly outplayed by multiple corners further down the depth chart.