Raiders Release CB Sean Smith After He Gets Sentenced To Serve 1-Year In Jail

Sean Smith will not be a on the Oakland Raiders next season, in-fact he will not on any team because he’s headed to jail for a year as part of a plea agreement.

The #Raiders, who are in the market for a CB, release a former big-ticket free agent CB Sean Smith, source said.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018

Smith signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Raiders prior to the 2016 season. He struggled for most of the past two seasons with the team, so it was obvious the team was going to release him, saving the Raiders $8.5 million in salary cap space.

His ple agreement comes after he was arrested and charged with felony assault last year.

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, who the Raiders will reportedly release, will be sentenced to one year in jail and three years of probation as part of his plea agreement.

— Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) March 12, 2018

According to prosecutors, Smith allegedly “beat and then stomped on the victim’s head” after an incident in Pasadena, California.

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