Smith beat and then stomped on Wood's head near the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Colorado Boulevard during the early hours of July 4, Deputy District Attorney Christopher Stogel said. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Pasadena on September 29.
If convicted as charged, he would face a maximum possible sentence of seven years in state prison. "Be safe. Make good decisions".
He added: "More occurrences than ever happen this time of year". Don't take any chances.
It was not immediately clear if Smith had a lawyer who could comment on the allegations. "I think they'll continue to alternate reps and both get opportunities to show us". He is a veteran of eight National Football League seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and the Raiders. He signed a four-year, $40 million deal with Oakland in 2016, but has been viewed as a disappointment, and is reportedly in danger of losing his starting job this season.
Smith's attorney, Daniel Rosenberg, told ESPN that his client has maintained his innocence and will plead not guilty.
Smith faced DUI charges just two years ago as a member of the Chiefs.
Smith's play had already been frustrating enough for the Raiders that he'd been replaced this preseason as a starter by former seventh round pick T.J. Carrie.