A friend of the man charged with the murder of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith told Outside the Lines that the shooting of Smith was justified and that there was no negligence involved with Smiths death. Clay Matthews Packers Jersey .Kevin ONeal, 30, was at the scene in New Orleans on the night Smith was shot by Cardell Hayes, 29, on April 9. In his first television interview, ONeal told Outside the Lines Jeremy Schaap that Smith was hostile, erratic and uncontrollable during a confrontation after the Hummer H2 driven by Hayes rear-ended Smiths Mercedes G63 SUV.The clash after the accident resulted in Smith, 34, being shot multiple times, and his wife, Racquel, 33, being shot in her legs. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Outside the Lines reached out to 15 people who were either involved in or witnessed Aprils incident. ONeal, a passenger in the Hummer and a friend of Hayes since high school, agreed to be interviewed on-camera.For what I can remember, and what I can see when I close my eyes and when I revisit and rethink about everything that happened ... he was justified, ONeal said of Hayes shooting Smith. And Im not saying that cause hes my friend ... because if he was negligent, he was negligent. But he wasnt at all.Hayes was indicted on a second-degree murder charge in Smiths death. He also was charged with second-degree attempted murder of Smiths wife and aggravated criminal damage to a vehicle. Hayes pleaded not guilty to all three counts. The trials opening statements are expected Tuesday. Surveillance video showed Hayes Hummer was initially hit by Smiths Mercedes in New Orleans Lower Garden District. After Smith drove off, ONeal says he and Hayes followed to try to get the license plate number.No one was angry, ONeal said. Cardell, like, hes not an angry type of person. Like, hes not an angry dude at all.Several minutes later, after following Smiths vehicle, the Hummer hit the Mercedes, which had already struck another vehicle driven by an acquaintance of Smith. ONeal said Hayes was braking and did not intend to cause the accident.[Hayes] was slamming on brakes, ONeal said. Everything just started happening fast. It got real chaotic.According to ONeal, he and Hayes exited their vehicle after striking the Mercedes.ONeal said two men, who he later learned were both with Smith, approached him in a hostile manner. One took off his shirt, ONeal said, and was ready to fight.[Smith] was cursing Cardell out, ONeal said. You know. Cardell asked him to chill. He asked him to chill out. I asked him to chill out. I personally asked him to chill out.ONeal described Smith as uncontrollable.Hostile, erratic. Just -- he was just doing too much, ONeal said. He was uncontrollable. Very angry and volatile.While ONeal says he was focused on the two men confronting him, he heard gunshots.According to a 911 audio recording presented during a court hearing, Hayes told an off-duty police officer at the scene moments after the shooting that Smith said he was getting his gun from his vehicle.That is when Hayes shot Smith eight times, seven in the back. Smiths wife was shot twice in the legs.ONeal, who didnt witness the shooting, told Outside the Lines that Hayes acted in self-defense.All I know is that this man hopped out of his vehicle and attacked Cardell, he said. Other people who was in that other vehicle hopped out violent and hostile, attacking the both of us. ... Will Smith pulled out a firearm.ONeal said there was a rush to judgment in the shooting and that he feels bad for Smiths family.I just want them to know that, you know, Cardell didnt just murder yall people like that, he said. He aint just fly off the flip and just, you know, black-on-black violence, ignorant. It was none of that. He didnt. He tried everything in his power not to, you know, have it come to that.And its unfortunate that, you know, somebody had to lose their life and then another persons life is hanging in the wind. Reggie White Womens Jersey . Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. Green Bay Packers Jerseys . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. http://www.packersrookiestore.com/Packer...atthews-Jersey/ .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. A look at whats happening all around the majors Friday:---OCTOBER AT WRIGLEYThe Cubs can clinch home-field advantage for the postseason with a win over the Cardinals and a loss by the Nationals. The playoffs are just around the corner for the NL Central champs, and it seems as if they are only embracing the escalating pressure of trying to end the teams 108-year title drought. I think pressure is what you make of it, said Jon Lester, one of the front-runners for the NL Cy Young Award. I mean we all know what the deal is around here. You cant run from it. All you can do is show up and play.YNOA IN A PINCH, AGAINGabriel Ynoa is again being asked to fill in for the depleted Mets rotation. The right-hander made a spot start Sunday when Jacob deGrom was scratched, and now hes had his turn moved up from Saturday to replace left-hander Steven Matz , who was scratched from his scheduled turn after experiencing renewed shoulder soreness. Ynoa pitched adeptly in deGroms absence, limiting the Twins to a run and four hits over 4 2/3 innings. Manager Terry Collins said the latest setback could make it difficult for Matz to earn a spot on the postseason roster.KEYSTONE RETURNTigers second baseman Ian Kinsler could be cleared to play against Kansas City after missing three games this week due to a concussion. Kinsler worked out on the field before a doubleheader against Minnesotaa on Thursday, and Detroit was waiting to see how he felt the next day before making a decision. Reggie White Youth Jersey. Kinsler was hit in the head by a pitch from Clevelands Trevor Bauer on Sunday.MISSING OUT ON THE FUNComing off a critical series victory at Baltimore, the Red Sox can move closer to winning the AL East when they open a three-game set against the last-place Rays. Boston has closed strong despite struggles from left-hander Drew Pomeranz (10-12, 3.40), who hopes to get back on track before the end of the regular season. 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