Raiders Cornerback Arrested On Felony Assault Charge

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Sean Smith, Cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, has been arrested for assaulting his sister’s boyfriend, Christopher Woods. The altercation happened on July 4, according to reports.

The prosecutor said Sean Smith allegedly beat the boyfriend and then stomped on his head that “inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim.” Smith was also charged with a felony count of battery due to the injuries the victim suffered.

Smith was taken into custody on Thursday, but later posted bail for $80,000. According to USA Today, Smith’s court date is scheduled for September 29.

The reason for the incident is still unknown at this time. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement, “We are looking into the matter to understand the facts,” according to Reuters.

If convicted Smith faces a maximum sentence of seven years behind bars. Before the start of the 2016 season, Smith signed a four-year $38 million contract with the Raiders.

Smith’s attorney said he would enter a plea of not guilty, according to 247 Sports.