Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith will plead guilty to a felony count of assault and be sentenced to a year in prison and three years’ probation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Smith will also be released from the team.
Smith faced up to seven years in prison on charges stemming from a July 4 fight in Pasadena. Smith severely injured Christopher Woods, then Smith’s sister’s boyfriend, inflicting multiple facial fractures and other injuries. Smith was accused of stomping Woods’ head as Woods lay unconscious, according to the Times.
Smith had signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Raiders prior to last season. Woods filed suit against the team, accusing the Raiders of training “Smith to use whatever means necessary to hard, injure and disable those he perceived to stand in his way.”
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