By John Turney
Will Smith was drafted with the 18th pick of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Ohio State University. He played from 2004-12 with the New Orleans Saints. He was born on the 4th of July, 1981, in New York. His life was snuffed out over seemingly nothing more than a traffic dispute on April, 9, 2016. Smith was shot and killed in the Garden District in New Orleans, LA, around 10:30 P.M.
Police reports say Smith
NBC news is reporting "Smith Had Dinner With
Smith was a beloved Saint, know for his off-the-field charity work in New Orleans and in Utica, New York. He was a low-key star, not known
Here is a sampling of Tweets regarding Smith's murder.
Saints owner Tom and Gayle Benson released a statement that
In his nine years he was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2006. However, he was also a Pro Bowl alternate in 2005, 2007, and 2009. Additionally, he was named First-team All-Pro by the San Francisco Chronicle's Nancy Gay in 2006 and again in 2009 by Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Update: May 31, 2016 "Report: Former Saints DE Will Smith's blood-alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit on the night he was shot"