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Former Saints Defensive End Will Smith Shot To Death In New Orleans [UPDATE]

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Will Smith, who played defensive end in New Orleans for ten years, is dead after a shooting in that city’s Lower Garden district according to the Times-Picayune.

Smith’s Instagram showed him celebrating at this weekend’s French Quarter fest earlier tonight. He last played for the Saints in 2013; he was selected as a first-round pick out of Ohio State in 2004. According to Smith’s website, he was attempting to become an FBI agent as a post-football career.

Update (2:38 a.m.): According to police, the shooting occurred due to an argument after Smith’s car was rear-ended.

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