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August 17, 2017: NFL Player Charged with Assault on Man in Pasadena

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An Oakland Raiders cornerback has been charged with an assault on his sister’s boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Christopher Stogel said Sean Lee Smith (dob 7/14/87) faces one felony count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.

The criminal complaint includes an allegation that Smith inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim.

Arraignment is scheduled on Sept. 29 in Department D of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch. Case GA101651 was filed for warrant on Aug. 16.

Smith allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head near the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard early in the morning on July 4, the prosecutor said.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Pasadena Police Department.