Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith pled guilty to a felony count of assault on Monday and was sentenced to a year in prison and five years’ probation, according to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times. He was also released from the team.
Smith faced up to seven years in prison on charges stemming from a July 4 fight with his sister’s boyfriend in Pasadena, California. Smith reportedly injured the man so badly that he suffered multiple facial fractures and required major reconstructive surgery. He was also accused of stomping on the victim’s head as he lay unconscious.
Smith, who signed a four-year $40 million contract with the Raiders in 2016, initially pled not guilty but struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to a charge of felony assault by means of force likely to create great bodily injury. He was also ordered to pay the victim restitution.