By Tyler Bischoff
Sean Smith will plead guilty to felony assault, a charge that will carry a year’s worth of jail time.
Raiders cornerback Sean Smith will plead guilty Tuesday to a felony count of assault with great bodily injury related to an altercation in Pasadena last year, per a person familiar with the matter.
— Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) March 12, 2018
Smith was accused of attacking his sister’s boyfriend, where he stomped on his head.
The Raiders are now going to release Smith. Smith had two years left on his contract and was owed $8.5 million this season.
That leaves the Raiders without two of their cornerbacks from last season, as they cut David Amerson earlier in the offseason. Jon Gruden has highlighted cornerback as a position of need, as rookie Gareon Conley may be the best option for Oakland at cornerback until reinforcements are brought in.
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