The AP obit is here. It’s sad that his life will always be remembered in a more complicated way than he wished. But honesty compels me to say that such was the choice he made. I hope his family can find some peace with that eventually.
"Offensive tackles is what we need," Smart said. "I think if you combed the country and asked every SEC coach, he's going to say, 'We're most deficient at offensive tackle.' It's the rarest find. You want a 6-5, 6-6 kid. They don't grow on trees." -- Macon Telegraph, 2/3/16