Mathieu says he knows man who shot ex-NFL player

Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 00:55:47-04

New Orleans native and Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu said on Twitter that he knows the man who shot and killed former NFL star Will Smith in his hometown Saturday night.

On Sunday morning, 28-year-old Cardell Hayes was arrested and booked for second-degree murder in the death of Smith, part of a road rage incident in which Smith's wife was also shot, at New Orleans' Lower Garden District.

Shortly after Hayes was booked, Mathieu, who played collegiately at Louisiana State, tweeted the following.

Also on Sunday, Mathieu delivered a passionate series of tweets about a number of things he believes need to change in order to break this cycle of violence.