Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was identified as the man shot and killed during a road rage incident in New Orleans Saturday night.
According to police reports, Smith was driving with his wife when he was involved in a three-car collision. After an ensuing argument, Smith was shot multiple times by another driver and pronounced dead at the scene.
Former teammates and players from around the NFL reacted with shock after hearing of Smith’s death.
Pray for my friend's family, pray for his teammates. So senseless.— deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) April 10, 2016
Rest in peace Will
I love Will and his fam. My class of '04 brother. Please pray for comfort for his wife, precious children and the millions who cheered him— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) April 10, 2016
Sick to my stomach! This one hurts— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) April 10, 2016
Shocked and devastated. I'm so overwhelmed with grief over this. We love you Will. RIP. Please pray for Racquel's strength and recovery.— Zach Strief (@ZachStrief) April 10, 2016
Woke up an Can't make sense of this senseless killing of Will Smith, Lord please watch over the Smith family and give them strength.— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) April 10, 2016
Devastated. Lord please be with the Smith family at this tragic time. Nonsense man...— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) April 10, 2016
Smith played seven seasons with the Saints after being drafted out of Ohio State in 2004. He was 34.