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LGHL Former Saints DE Will Smith shot and killed in New Orleans, per report

Discussion in 'News' started by Luke Zimmermann, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Former Saints DE Will Smith shot and killed in New Orleans, per report
    Luke Zimmermann
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    A senseless killing claims the life of the Buckeye and Saints great.

    According to a report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, former Ohio State standout Will Smith was the victim of a fatal shooting in the Big Easy late Saturday night. Smith's wife was wounded but is expected to survive her injuries. Smith was 34.

    New Orleans based journalist Lyons Yellin reported that a police source told him Smith was involved in a three car crash and a subsequent altercation that culminated in the shooting. Two men have reportedly been apprehended in connection with the incident.

    A former first rounder, Smith spent almost his entire professional career with the Saints. After being released in 2014, Smith signed with the Patriots but was cut before the regular season began. He never played professional football again.

    A Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion with the Saints, Smith was also a member of the Buckeyes' 2002 college football national championship team.

    Per New Orleans Police, the shooting took place just blocks from the city's annual French Quarter Festival. Smith had posted an Instagram photo about his experience at the event only hours earlier.

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