Former New Orleans Saints teammates and other NFL players were stunned by the gut-punch news that former defensive end Will Smith had been shot to death Saturday night after a fender-bender in the city.
Hurt right now. Lord please be with Will Smith's family.— Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) April 10, 2016
Mourning the loss of a great friend and teammate, Will Smith. Such a senseless tragedy. Please pray for Racquel and their children.— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) April 10, 2016
Devastated. Lord please be with the Smith family at this tragic time. Nonsense man...— Mark Ingram II (@markingramII) April 10, 2016
Heavy Hearts w the senseless passing of our Team Capt. Will Smith. Pray for his wife's recovery and their children. pic.twitter.com/VomR0Sut6M— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) April 10, 2016
RIP WILL SMITH.. #NewOrleans— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 10, 2016
Sick to my stomach! This one hurts— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) April 10, 2016
WOWWW!! Prayers to Will Smith family!! Take nothing for granted. You never know folks. God bless his family man. Wow this sucks!!— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) April 10, 2016
Pray for my friend's family, pray for his teammates. So senseless.— deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) April 10, 2016
Rest in peace Will
RIP brother #WillSmith pic.twitter.com/Gmf3YMDCaR— Jonathan Casillas (@jcasillas52) April 10, 2016
Shocked, crushed, & broken over this. Please pray for the family of my friend & brother Will Smith. Tragic beyond words. Love you, Will.— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) April 10, 2016
I woke up this morning to hear the terrible news about my friend, my teammate, my brother, Will Smith. I am devastated and heartbroken.— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) April 10, 2016
Steve Gleason, the former Saints player who is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, wrote:
Senseless and tragic don't come close to capturing my feelings on the @iWillSmith murder. Love you Will.— Steve Gleason - "Live Impossible" (@SteveGleason) April 10, 2016
Smith played at Ohio State and his tragic passing was noted by the Buckeyes’ coach as well as LeBron James.
Heart breaking news at the loss of buckeye great, Will Smith. Buckeye Nation extends our prayers to his family during this difficult time.— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) April 10, 2016
Prayers and condolence sent out to Will Smith #RIP and his beautiful family! So sad man. Good dude he was man!— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 10, 2016
A noted New Orleans native noted Smith’s death as well.
praying for the wife and family of @Saints will smith... RIP— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) April 10, 2016
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