Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Raiders to release cornerback Sean Smith, who's reportedly headed to jail

Raiders to release cornerback Sean Smith, who's reportedly headed to jail

Woods also sued the Raiders and Smith, claiming Sean's "size, strength, and certain offensive techniques" were used as a weapon against him.

"Raiders cornerback Sean Smith will plead guilty Tuesday to a felony count of assault with great bodily injury related to an altercation in Pasadena past year, per a person familiar with the matter", tweets Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. He will be sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation.

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Smith, who played in 29 games (23 starts) in two seasons with the Raiders, had four interceptions for Oakland and is the second high-priced veteran cornerback released by the Raiders this offseason, joining David Amerson, who was released last month.

Turning 31 in July, Smith never lived up to the massive four-year, $40 million pact he signed two offseasons ago, a deal that included $20 million guaranteed.

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Smith allegedly beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend's head in Pasadena, California, for which he faced up to seven years in prison.

Smith got benched in his first game with the Raiders after getting burned by New Orleans' Brandin Cooks for a 98-yard touchdown. Plus, Carrie is a free agent.

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Ellis was originally a fourth-round pick by Oakland in 2014. He has 51 catches for 532 yards and three touchdowns.

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