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Sean Smith former Raiders teammates show their support following one-year jail sentence

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Following Smith’s guilty plea and subsequent one-year jail sentence, a couple of his former Raiders teammates stepped up to show their support.

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One day after being released by the Raiders, Sean Smith plead guilty to felony assault according to Nathan Fenno of the LA Times. Smith was arrested back in July after violently attacking his sister’s boyfriend.

Officials say Smith attacked his sister’s boyfriend on July 4 -- beat and stomped on his head in Pasadena in the early hours.

He’s been charged with felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.

Rather than face a possible 7 years in state prison, the former Raiders cornerback agreed to a plea deal that lessens the charges to one year in jail along with three years of probation.

Following this news, Raiders teammates Bruce Irvin and Jalen Richard voiced their support of Smith’s actions.

To which Irvin responded:

Regardless of what Sean Smith did on the gridiron for the Raiders, this is a sad development that could ultimately mark the end of his NFL career. I can’t help but feel badly for him, seems as if his former teammates agree.