Raiders' Sean Smith sentenced to year in jail, cut from team

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.

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KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 10: Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith (21) before an AFC West showdown between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on December 10, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 26-15. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Cam Newton as Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith, left, applies defensive pressure during fourth quarter action on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders defeated the Panthers 35-32. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 12: Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders gets ready to defend against JJ Nelson #14 of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 27: Defensive back Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders attempts to excite the fans against Tennessee Titans in the first half of their preseason football game at the Oakland Coliseum on August 27, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a turnover during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Raiders defeated the Titans 17-10. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 09: Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders reacts after an interception of Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 21: Braxton Miller #13 of the Houston Texans is tackled by Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders in their game at Estadio Azteca on November 21, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith (21) warms up during the NFL AFC Wild Card game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans on January 7, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 29: Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to the start of NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 29, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 10: Derek Carr #4 and Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders warming up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Raiders defeated the Titans 26-16. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 05: Sean Smith #21 of the Oakland Raiders reacts to a play during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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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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