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.
Smith last played for the Saints in 2012.