PASADENA (CBSLA/AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles County Superior Court to allegations he beat his sister’s boyfriend.
The 30-year-old Pasadena native was arraigned Friday on one count each of felony assault and felony battery stemming from a July 4 incident. A date is scheduled to be set Nov. 6 for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require Smith to stand trial.
On July 4, Pasadena police officers responded to the corner of South Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard in the Old Town neighborhood where they found the victim on the sidewalk, unresponsive with injuries to his face and head.
After talking to witnesses, investigators identified Smith as the attacker. Police say he allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head.
Smith signed a $40 million, four-year contract with Oakland in 2016. Smith attended William Blair High School and previously played for the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith pleaded guilty in 2015 to a driving under the influence charge in Kansas City and was sentenced to two years of probation.
If convicted, Smith faces a maximum of seven years in prison.
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