Nov 27, 2010 8:51 PM by Shawn Kline
Saints Defensive Tackle and Captain Will Smith was arrested in Lafayette for Domestic Abuse and Simple Battery.
This, after Lafayette Police say Smith was seen leaving a downtown night-spot and had a verbal altercation with his wife, Raquel. Raquel, a Lafayette native, and Will are in town for a family member's birthday.
Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department said the altercation escalated to violence when Smith allegedly pulled his wife down the sidewalk by her hair.
Raquel Smith, who married the Defensive Tackle in 2008, responded to the allegations via Facebook and Twitter; calling the incident,
"A huge misunderstanding!" And, "this was all bs."
She pleaded with her followers and friends to,
"Allow the legal system to take its course." And, "before you pass judgement know the facts."
Her Facebook and Twitter are linked to Smith's official Facebook and Twitter as his wife.
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