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It’s been a month since NFL star Will Smith was shot and killed following a car accident in New Orleans, but it feels like yesterday for the people he left behind.

In one of her first public appearances since losing her late husband, Racquel Smith was able to accept an MBA from the University of Miami on the football player’s behalf.

According to reports, the Saints star was on track to graduate from the school’s very first MBA program for artists and athletes, and had plans to pursue a coaching internship with the Saints before he was killed. The New Orleans Saints posted a photo of Raquel smiling while holding her husband’s degree, with the caption, “Will Smith’s widow, Racquel, accepted his graduate degree posthumously during University of Miami’s commencement ceremony today.”

As we reported, Raquel suffered a gunshot wound to each leg in the incident that killed her husband.

Congrats and well wishes to the Smith family.



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