Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison

Former Raiders CB Sean Smith Will Serve One Year In Prison

Alameda, Calif. • The Oakland Raiders released cornerback Sean Smith and right tackle Marshall Newhouse on Monday to create more salary cap room heading into free agency.

Below is Oakland's official news release on Monday's transactions.

Smith was arrested for causing "great bodily injury" related to an altercation in Pasadena past year, the report said.

Smith, 30, was accused of assaulting his sister's then-boyfriend, Christopher Woods, on July 4. Two witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing in December that Smith stomped Woods' head as he lay bleeding and unconscious. The move will save the Raiders $8.5 million in 2018.

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Over two seasons with the Raiders, Smith appeared in 29 games with 22 starts and totaled 77 tackles, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed.

Still, given the Raiders' subpar cornerbacks group, Smith was probably the best one among them the second half of the season. It's also likely that Sean Smith's professional football career is now over. This after being 109th in passer rating allowed in Weeks 1-11.

Smith's two interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys on December 17 led Oakland, which only had five picks on the year. Amerson later signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Carrie is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday and is free to talk to potential suitors this week. Smith endured a handful of benchings over the past two seasons and finished previous year as the 76th player at his position, per Pro Football Focus.

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