Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith charged with felony assault for an alleged altercation that occurred on July 4, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday.
The prosecutor alleges Smith “beat and then stomped” the head of his sister’s boyfriend in Pasadena, Calif., in an incident that “inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim.” He also was charged with a felony count of battery with serious bodily injury.
Smith was arrested Thu
Smith faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison if convinced, per the District Attorney’s Office.
A warrant for his arrest was filed by prosecutors on Wednesday. His first court date is scheduled for Sept. 29.
Smith, 30, started 15 games for the Raiders in 2016 after signing a four-year, $38 million contract with the team last offseason.
The Raiders play at the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.
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