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Trial Date Set For Alleged Murderer Of Former Saints, Ohio State Star Will Smith

A trial date has been set for the alleged murder of former New Orleans Saints and Ohio State defensive lineman Will Smith, but the defense doesn't approve of it. 

Sept. 20 is the date set for the trial of Cardell Hayes, who has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing 34-year-old Smith. 

Hayes' defense is wary of a Sept. 20 trial date because it occurs during football season. 

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Hayes shot Smith and his wife (who was injured but lived) after a traffic incident in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans on April 9. 

The Louisiana native is arguing self-defense. Smith's BAC was reportedly three times the legal limit at the time of the shooting.