Sean Smith Reportedly Arrested on Assault Charges from 4th of July Incident

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith stands on the field during an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was reportedly arrested Thursday and charged with felony assault stemming from allegations that he was involved in a physical altercation with his sister's boyfriend July 4. 

He later posted $80,000 bond and was released from custody, per NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair

According to TMZ, Smith has officially been charged with "felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury" for allegedly beating and stomping on the victim's head.

TMZ later reported on Friday morning that the victim "was hospitalized in critical condition with multiple broken bones in his face." TMZ added that "officers responded to calls of an unconscious male on the streets of Pasadena and when help arrived they found him bloody and beaten on the sidewalk."

Smith will reportedly plead not guilty, per the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur

"We are looking into the matter to understand the facts," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio in an email. 

News of Smith's arrest comes hours after NFL.com's Steve Wyche reported Smith had ceded his starting job on the outside of the Raiders defense to T.J. Carrie.

Wyche added "one coach said his sense of urgency has not been consistent thus far" and that Smith has largely been relegated to nickel duties. 

Smith, 30, signed a four-year, $38 million deal with the Silver and Black that includes $20 million guaranteed last spring. 

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