Raiders cornerback Sean Smith will stand trial on charges felony assault and battery stemming from a July 4 incident in Pasadena involving his sister’s ex-boyfriend. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided in a Tuesday preliminary hearing there was enough evidence to proceed to trial, the Los Angeles Times reports. Smith will be arraigned on Jan. 3, a few days after the Raiders’ regular-season finale against the Chargers. If convicted, he could face a maximum of seven years in prison. Two witnesses identified Smith as a man who stomped Christopher Woods’ head in the Old Town neighborhood of Pasadena. According to the L.A. Times, Woods had a metal plate installed under his right eye and had surgery to repair five facial fractures. Woods also tore a knee ligament and testified to having blurry vision. He also said he will need more surgery.
Report: Sean Smith to stand trial for felony assault and battery
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