Sean Smith was arrested for allegedly beating his sister’s boyfriend during a July 4th incident, according to TMZ.
The Raiders cornerback has been charged with felony assault and could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty.
The district attorney’s office says Smith “allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head”.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 18, 2017
Smith has been bouncing between the first and second team defense in training camp. He was the most noticeable sore spot in the secondary in the Raiders preseason loss to Arizona on Saturday.
He is in the second year of a four-year deal that pays him on average $9.5 million per season.
Smith isn’t the first Raider to have an incident with police this summer. Rookie cornerback Gareon Conley was accused of rape two days before the Raiders selected him in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. A grand jury eventually decided not to press charges against Conley.
Smith’s arrest ends a three-year streak of no Raider players being arrested. It was the longest streak in the NFL.