The 19-year-old college football player was awarded the 82nd Heisman Trophy for an outstanding sophomore season with the Cardinals.
On Thursday, Hayes was indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a handgun and second-degree murder in the shooting death of Smith.
Though there is little information to show the suspect, identified as Cardell Hayes, knew Will Smith prior to the shooting, something else links the two -- a New Orleans police officer.
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