Tyrann Mathieu knows Will Smith’s alleged killer

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu apparently knows the man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith early this morning and took to Twitter to call the man out for his actions.


The alleged killer is 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, a former prep star in Louisiana who was booked today on a charge of second-degree murder. Reports state that he and Smith got into an argument over a fender-bender and that he shot Smith out of road rage. Smith’s wife, Racquel, was also shot and injured at the scene.

But Mathieu was not done yet and started tweeting about the cultural reasons for Smith’s death.

All they have is music to influence them, and if you listen closely to music now a days, it's brainwashing them to believe drugs and killing

— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 10, 2016

Are the cool thing to do which is why I'm dropping an album… Cause that shit ain't cool, cool is being a father and being able to provide

— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 10, 2016

Cool is facing adversity and having GOD having a place in your heart and world.

— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 10, 2016

Cool is handling things like men not like cowards…

— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 10, 2016

Clearly, Mathieu is hurting from Smith’s murder along with the rest of the football community. Smith was a beloved member of the Saints and helped lead New Orleans to a Super Bowl in 2009, and also won a championship at Ohio State.

Simply put, this one is going to sting for a while.

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