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Tyrann Mathieu Says He Knows The Alleged Killer Of Will Smith, "Hating A** Coward"

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu says he's familiar with the man who allegedly murdered former Ohio State defensive end Will Smith in New Orleans last night. 

Cardell Hayes, a 28-year-old former prep star in Louisiana, was arrested and charged today with the killing of Smith. Hayes was booked with a second-degree murder charge. He allegedly shot Smith and his wife, Raquel (who was injured and taken to the hospital), after a fender-bender in the Lower Garden District of the city. 

Mathieu, who's from New Orleans, posted the following on Twitter regarding what happened. 

He also posted the following thoughts:

">April 10, 2016

">April 10, 2016

">April 10, 2016

">April 10, 2016

Well said, Tyrann.

Smith, 34, leaves behind three children and his wife. He was a three-year starter at Ohio State and a national champion. He spent his entire NFL career with the Saints, helping New Orleans win a Super Bowl in 2006.