Tuesday May 31st, 2016

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The blood alcohol level of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was significantly over the legal limit when he was shot and killed in April, reports The Times-Picayune.

Smith, who was shot eight times when he was killed after a traffic accident, reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.24% at the time of his death, which is three times Louisiana’s legal limit of 0.08%.

Smith’s wife Racquel was shot twice in her legs during the incident, but survived the shooting.

The murder suspect in Smith’s death is 28-year-old former semi-professional football player Cardell Hayes, who was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Hayes has pleaded not guilty.

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Smith last played for the Saints in 2012.

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