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Report: Smith Charged
With Felony Assault

Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested and charged with felony assault, according to published reports Aug. 17, 2017.

The charges stemmed from a TMZ report which states that Smith attacked his sister's boyfriend on July 4 in Pasadena, California, "beat and stomped on his head."

Smith, 30, was arrested Aug. 17, and released after posting $80,000 bail at Los Angeles County jail, according to an ESPN.com report.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Aug. 17 that Smith faces one felony count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious injury.

If convicted, Smith faces up to 7 years in state prison, according to published reports. His first court date is scheduled for Sept. 29.

Smith's attorney, Daniel Rosenberg, reportedly said that Smith is going to plead not guilty.

Following the Raiders' 24-21 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Aug. 19, coach Jack Del Rio briefly addressed Smith's arrest: "I think we'll let him battle what legal issues he has" Del Rio told reporters. "I think you heard the story, he was defending his sister. Things occurred that were taken issue with."

Smith is in the second year of a four-year, $38 million free-agent contract with the Raiders and reportedly is due $9.5 million this season.

Update: According to TMZ, Smith pleaded not guilty on Sept. 29 to felony assault charges. Smith reportedly also was hit with a restraining order and has to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he allegedly beat up on July 4.

Contributing: TMZ.com & ESPN.com

Updated: 8-20-2017

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