Former NFL Star Gets Surprising News About His Jail Sentence. Will He Play Again?
Former Oakland Raiders star Sean Smith was released from jail Tuesday.
Smith was sentenced to a year behind bars on a felony assault charge after he brutally beat his sister’s boyfriend. Well, he ended up only serving a fraction of the time.
Ex-Oakland Raiders star cornerback Sean Smith is a free man — he was released from jail Tuesday morning … roughly 5 months into his 12-month sentence.
Smith was initially scheduled to be released on Sept. 5 due to good behavior and overcrowding — but he caught an even bigger break … getting out almost a month before that.
As TMZ pointed out, Smith is only 31-years-old. That’s not exactly young by an NFL metric or standard, but he’s not exactly ancient. However, I’m not feeling confident an NFL team will be taking a chance on a guy who did time behind bars for felony assault, especially given our current climate.
Let me put it this way for all of you. A general manager is putting his job on the line by signing a guy like Sean Smith. Why? Well, it’s very simple. The GM is essentially vouching for Smith when he inks him to a deal. If the former Raiders star were to get arrested again, the general manager would almost immediately be in the hot seat.
There’s something to be said about high risk/high reward prospects, but it’s not like Smith got popped for something minor. Again, he pled guilty to a felony and was sentenced to a year in jail.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for an NFL team to give him another chance.