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Will Smith's widow accepts his posthumous degree in Miami

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

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

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.

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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.