Smith plead guilty to felony assault for a July 2017 incident where he beat up his sister’s boyfriend. Smith was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation, but TMZ reports that he’s set to be released on Sept. 5 for good behavior and overcrowding.
It will be interesting to see if a team shows interest in Smith, seeing as he would be one of the best available cornerbacks. However, it’s possible the league will suspend Smith, which would almost assuredly delay him getting another shot until after he’s served the ban.
Smith, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2009. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $40 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $8.25 million and $8.75 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Raiders released him back in March.
In 2017, Smith appeared in 14 games for the Raiders and recorded 34 tackles, two interceptions and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 75 cornerback out of 120 qualifying players.