FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith (21) breaks up a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Cecil Shorts (10) during the first quarter of an NFL football game, in Tampa, Fla. The Raiders are releasing cornerback Sean Smith to create more salary cap room heading into free agency. A person familiar with the move said Smith was told Monday, March 12, 2018, that he will be let go before the start of the new league year on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced the move. (Jason Behnken, File/Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say former Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been sentenced to serve a year in jail after admitting he beat his sister’s boyfriend in July.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony assault charge. He was also sentenced to five years of probation and was taken into custody after the court hearing.

Prosecutors said the cornerback beat his sister’s boyfriend after the man tried to intervene in an argument between Smith and his sister.

They said he stomped on the man’s head, causing “serious bodily injury.”

The Raiders released Smith on Monday.

The former University of Utah star played for Miami from 2009-12 and Kansas City from 2013-15.


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