Former LSU star and New Orleans native Tyrann Mathieu spoke out about the troubled youth in his hometown city following the tragic news of Will Smith, who was shot and killed after a fender-bender in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans this past weekend. Per Fox Sports Radio:
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The Cardinals safety, and New Orleans native, joins Mike Hill and Kirk Morrison a day after the senseless killing of Saints DE Will Smith. He speaks on the importance of Smith to the New Orleans community, and how he changed the identity of the Saints. Tyrann blames the system that kids in these areas grow up in, and the lack of opportunities they have. He says the key to turning the culture around is to commit to them, and to direct them in the right way.
You can listen Mathieu's full comments below here.

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15 Comments
This kid is awesome. Always been a huge fan.
Reply67 months
please quit deleting my posts CWILL, it is getting rather ridiculous.
Reply67 months
Yes, add violent video games!!!! We have lost a sense of what is good and kind and right, my heart breaks.
Reply67 months
Add Violent video games for sure and any senseless violent movies like Pulp Fiction or Quentin Tarantino movies. We have allowed ourselves to be boiled alive slowly like the proverbial frog in water. We better wake up and realize there is a greater force fighting against us.
Reply67 months
Shun the music, movies and ganster culture. It is going to take strong black men, not the government and not education to reform the intercity youth in the most violent cities. Tupac is not a hero he is a coward. Will Smith was a hero. If Mathieu wants be help, shun the crap and speak up, all the crap our kids are inundated with is part of the problem.
Reply67 months
You forgot violent video games.
67 months
It's not a "system" problem. It's a community problem. It's a family problem. It's a culture problem.
Reply67 months
TT9
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Always loved him, always will. A little guy that few said could make it. Busted his arse and is one of the best DB's in the NFL. He's a fantastic example for all that you can make it with hard work.
Reply67 months
If someone like Tyrann, who grew up there and is a local hero, is scared, who can be expected to commitment to these kids? Can one commit without being there in person?
Reply67 months
If someone like Tyrann, who grew up there and is a local hero, is scared, who can be expected to commitment to these kids? Can one commit without being there in person?
Reply67 months
It's family structure. Honey Badger is correct.
Reply67 months
And the local Pols care about raising taxes and tearing down statues. They will never address the problems. It won't win them elections. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Reply67 months
adressing real problems doesn't get you elected/re-elected. Pointing fingers and pleasing the mob gets you that.
67 months
The problem is beyond the capacity of local pols regardless of their quality or political leanings.
67 months
S
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Listen: I like the title of this piece.
Reply67 months
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