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Will Smith's widow accepts his posthumous degree in Miami

Will Smith's widow accepts his posthumous degree in Miami

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The widow of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith accepted his degree from the University of Miami on Thursday, nearly a month after he was shot and killed.

A publicist for the Smith family, Lauren Renschler, said Racquel Smith accepted the degree during a graduation ceremony in Miami.

"She was extremely proud of Will," she said.

A photo showed Smith, sitting in a wheelchair, smiling as she held the diploma. Racquel Smith was shot twice in the legs during the April 9 altercation in New Orleans that killed her husband.

The beloved Saints player was studying at the school's executive MBA program for artists and athletes when he died.

In a video, the crowd can be heard clapping and cheering as an announcer says that Racquel Smith is accepting the award on behalf of her husband.