Sean Smith charged with felony assault

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Suddenly, the possibility of losing his job in the Oakland starting lineup is the least of Sean Smith‘s concerns.

Via A.J. Perez of USA Today, Smith has been charged with felony assault and felony battery with serious bodily injury. He allegedly “beat and then stomped” the head of his sister’s boyfriend on July 4.

Smith faces up to seven years in prison. His first court date is set for September 29.

He instantly becomes a candidate to be placed on paid leave, a discretionary device that the NFL adopted three years ago as a way to remove from play anyone who is facing serious charges that have not yet been resolved by the court system.

“We are looking into the matter to understand the facts,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email on Thursday night.

57 responses to “Sean Smith charged with felony assault

  1. Are Lester Hayes or Mike Haynes ready to come out of retirement? It’s a good thing there aren’t any opposing QBs in the west that can throw it anymore than 7yards downfield.

  2. SerenityNow says:
    August 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    First Raider arrest in four years, cut this bum Reggie!

    **********

    The Raiders are garbage. So is the fan base. That Super Bowl XI trophy needs an asterisk. It belongs to New England. The worst call in the history of sports gave Oakland an undeserved playoff win in Oakland that they converted into a Super Bowl, but it should have belonged to New England. When they played during the season in New England, the Raiders were blown out 48-17, scoring late to even make it that close. Just a fact. History was righted in the Tuck Rule Game 25 years later, resulting in 5 Lombardi Trophies and counting. The Raiders are the Patriots farm team.

  3. Raiders seem to be going in the right direction, but Smith was gonna lose his job anyway. Time to bite the bullet and eat the guaranteed money.

  4. Better hope your overpaid QB and geezer RB score ya a lot of points cause that defense is going to be trash.

  5. Ok, NFL this is a clear violation of the personal conduct policy. It shouldn’t take a year to figure this out. Also, we have the fact that he is being CHARGED with assault; Elliott was NEVER charged – big. Difference. This is a 6 game suspension.

  6. Sean Smith had the reputation of being a pretty high character guy who avoided trouble when he played in Miami on his first contract. Very surprised by this news.

  7. wonder when the charges were filed. It’s weird that this is the first that we’ve heard of it, a month and a half later.

  8. Hmmm a fight between him and his sister’s boyfriend? I’ll wait till the details come out. Usually when someone goes after their sister’s boyfriend something was done to their sister.

  9. When you are 9 years in the league and the team you are on drafts in the 1st and 2nd round at your position, you already know what it is. He has real trouble with smaller, quicker receivers and against the Cardinals he got burned bad on a double move in the 3rd quarter although the pass wasn’t completed. The writing was on the wall for Smith and he know’s it.

    This just makes the transition that much easier.

  10. When looking at Smith’s contract on Over The Cap, you’ll see that releasing him this year would result in $9.25 million in dead money and free up a measly $250,000 in cap space. It’s a total waste to decide to release him now.

  11. He played poorly as a RAIDER.

    He has bigger problems than football now.

    Aldon Smith situation deserves a descision.

    RAIDERS secondary will be OK if Aldon Joins the Pass rush with Mack, Irvin etc.

    Less time to cover makea your CB’s better ask the Patriots.

  12. While I disapprove of assault generally, I’d like to know the circumstances behind this particular incident. When a girl’s brother beats up her boyfriend, there might be extenuating circumstances. If a boy hurt or mistreated my daughter, this enlightened, evolved mom might just expect my son to pound him to a bloody pulp.

  13. “Sister’s boyfriend”

    I would like more information. He’s not some 22 yo kid with a checkered past – other than a DUI involving a light pole, he’s been solid.

    Now, even if the boyfriend did something to deserve punishment, it is not for Sean Smith to mete it out. But, I’d understand.

  14. babygaga19 says:
    August 18, 2017 at 2:27 am
    A soft D just got softer. Raiders 8-8.

    DUDE, your Chargers are the 1963 AFL Champs, enjoy the parade!

  15. The League office is being adjusted: anyone NOT in the travel office is re-assigned to the Roster Adjustment Office – where all the action is.

  16. lanman11 says:

    August 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    SerenityNow says:
    August 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    First Raider arrest in four years, cut this bum Reggie!

    **********

    The Raiders are garbage. So is the fan base. That Super Bowl XI trophy needs an asterisk. It belongs to New England. The worst call in the history of sports gave Oakland an undeserved playoff win in Oakland that they converted into a Super Bowl, but it should have belonged to New England. When they played during the season in New England, the Raiders were blown out 48-17, scoring late to even make it that close. Just a fact. History was righted in the Tuck Rule Game 25 years later, resulting in 5 Lombardi Trophies and counting. The Raiders are the Patriots farm team.
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    The blow to the head that Stabler received was the correct call I will bet anything they would call it on your crying qb. Since you only started following football in 2001you have ZERO knowledge on the game because you’re to busy trying to defend your cheating organization that has been fined, lost draft picks and have had players suspended.

  17. What’s the rest of the story? Did the boyfriend assault his sister. I don’t condone violence but if the guy beat the heck out of her I could see him losing his temper.

  18. SerenityNow says:
    August 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    First Raider arrest in four years, cut this bum Reggie!

    **********

    The Raiders are garbage. So is the fan base. That Super Bowl XI trophy needs an asterisk. It belongs to New England. The worst call in the history of sports gave Oakland an undeserved playoff win in Oakland that they converted into a Super Bowl, but it should have belonged to New England. When they played during the season in New England, the Raiders were blown out 48-17, scoring late to even make it that close. Just a fact. History was righted in the Tuck Rule Game 25 years later, resulting in 5 Lombardi Trophies and counting. The Raiders are the Patriots farm team.
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    So you’re saying that the Raiders lost to your Pats during the regular season, but somehow we’re good enough to get to the same level of the playoffs and then that game was determined by one questionable call that went the Raiders way? Yeah, sounds like your team stomped them down a good one that year. Don’t get all ” deflated” about it.

  19. Hopefully Sean “Toast” Smith can be cut and not owed any money because of this incident. He’s definitely not worth $9 million and even at the veteran minimum, he’s a waste of roster space.

  20. Remember when Raider fan was laughing about how they stole this guy from the Chiefs? Whose laughing now.

  21. “C’mon Sean…..you don’t go puttin your foot on a man’s head like that.
    What were you thinkin? You do it like this.”

    Ndamukong Suh

  22. @aldog83 says:

    RAIDERS secondary will be OK if Aldon Joins the Pass rush with Mack, Irvin etc.

    Less time to cover makea your CB’s better ask the Patriots.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Aldon Smith? What decision? He already made his decision. He decided being an addict beats being a Raider.

  23. History was righted in the Tuck Rule Game 25 years later, resulting in 5 Lombardi Trophies and counting. The Raiders are the Patriots farm team.
    =====

    **Brady knows he fumbled.

    The whole world knows **Brady fumbled.

  24. TMZ is reporting that the boyfriend refused to dress up as an aluminum foil Skeletor for home games, so Smith stomped his head in.

  25. Another big miss by Reg Mac. Lets compare:

    Reggie Mckenzie:
    Raider GM: 5 years
    Won/loss: 30-50.
    AFC West Titles: none
    Playoff appearances: 1
    Playoff record: 0-1 (lost WC game to Brock Osweiler)
    Super Bowl appearances: none
    Super Bowl wins: none

    John Elway:
    Bronco GM: 6 years
    Won/loss: 67-29.
    AFC West Titles: 5
    Playoff appearances: 10
    Playoff record: 6-4
    Super Bowl appearances: 2
    Super Bowl wins:

    Any questions? 1

  26. The Tuck Rule facilitated the “dynasty” known as the patsies.

    These are the facts and they can not be disputed.

    Hopefully the RAIDERS and RAIDER NATION are finished paying for the sins of Al Davis and the grudges held that should be forgotten long ago.

    You’re welcome.

    RAIDER NATION

  27. So many thumbs down. Are the numbers wrong?

    Reggie Mckenzie:
    Raider GM: 5 years
    Won/loss: 30-50.
    AFC West Titles: none
    Playoff appearances: 1
    Playoff record: 0-1 (lost WC game to Brock Osweiler)
    Super Bowl appearances: none
    Super Bowl wins: none

    John Elway:
    Bronco GM: 6 years
    Won/loss: 67-29.
    AFC West Titles: 5
    Playoff appearances: 10
    Playoff record: 6-4
    Super Bowl appearances: 2
    Super Bowl wins:1

    Any questions?

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