Just over a month ago, former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was tragically murdered in after an alleged road rage incident. Not only was he just months away from being inducted into the Saints’ Hall of Fame, but he was just about a month away from obtaining his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Sadly, he was not able to be in attendance and receive the degree, but his wife, Racquel, was there to do so Thursday night. Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was receiving his degree as well and documented the exchange on Instagram.
This was certainly an emotional night for Racquel and Will Smith’s parents, who were also in attendance for the ceremony. Smith was one of the many current and former players in Miami’s 18-month MBA program for Artists and Athletes.
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