Late NFL player Will Smith's blood alcohol level was 3 times legal limit on night he was killed

FBI makes inquiry into death of former Saints star
FBI makes inquiry into death of former Saints star

New Orleans Saints player Will Smith's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit on the night he was shot and killed during an April confrontation in Louisiana, two sources told ​NOLA.com The Times-Picayune.

Official toxicology reports have yet to be made public, but a source told the newspaper that Smith's BAC was .24 percent -- triple the legal limit of .08. Smith's family attorney, Peter Thomson, has previously said that Smith was driving on the night of his death, but not "inebriated to the point" of being unable to drive a vehicle.

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The 34-year-old was killed after being shot eight times during what has been widely reported as a road rage incident. Twenty-eight-year-old Cardell Hayes, a former semi-professional football player, has been charged with murdering Smith.

According to the report, it is unclear whether the yet-to-be-uncovered toxicology reports will be presented during a June 1 court hearing.

Hayes' attorneys suggest that Hayes pulled the trigger in self defense.

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