Ex-Raider Anthony Smith pleads not guilty to murder

Anthony Smith, a former Raiders defensive end who was the 11th overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft and who had 57.5 sacks in his career, pleaded not guilty to murder today.

Smith was charged two months ago in connection with the 2008 beating and shooting death of a man in Los Angeles County. Two other men have also been charged in the killing.

After missing his entire rookie season, Smith had a major impact on the Raiders from 1991 to 1993, with more than 10 sacks all three years. Overall he played in 98 games in his NFL career, all with the Raiders.

The 43-year-old Smith was ordered held on $1 million bail.

11 responses to “Ex-Raider Anthony Smith pleads not guilty to murder

  1. Smith used to be married to Vanity, the hot girl that starred in Prince’s “Purple Rain” flick.

    I guess I can stop being jealous of him now.

  2. She wasn’t in Purple Rain…that was Apollonia….she was in “The Last Dragon”……

  3. “She wasn’t in Purple Rain…that was Apollonia….she was in “The Last Dragon”……”

    Knowledge of Prince trivia, that’s a minus 2 points.

  4. appollonia replaced the lead singer in vanity 6, who toured with prince…her name is denise matthews, was a nude model from canada, and she is smokin hot, and divorced smith in 96 just after raiders moved back to oakland. her biggest hit was “nasty girl”, and as the lyrics said she needed six inches or more …funny now she is a born again christian and preacher ….go figure

  5. She was also nekked in Action Jackson with Carl Weathers.

    I thought the two of them found God together, were saved and on the righteous path. Perhaps not… Pretty sure she’s still on the straight and narrow.

  6. Are we really having a discussion about an ex-players ex-wife?

    Damn lockout strikes again.

    Worst. Offseason. Ever.

  7. “I thought the two of them found God together, were saved and on the righteous path. Perhaps not… Pretty sure she’s still on the straight and narrow.”

    Pretty sure Smith is gonna be on something straight and narrow for a loooonngggg time..

  8. Patriot42 says:
    May 10, 2011 8:20 PM
    Is it a crime to commit homicide in Oakland?
    _____________________

    It happened in LA County, genius… Next time you rip on the Silver & Black, get your facts straight… Also, get ready for a beaten on Oct 2nd…

  9. beastofeden,

    Did you read that article? His first client was Greg Townsend, not Anthony Smith.

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