Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Vikings Smith Suspended for the Season

Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith has been suspended for the season after a kit designed to beat a drug test was found on his person at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Smith told police the gear was for his cousin. He wasn't charged by police, and the NFL has said possession of the device alone isn't enough to violate league drug policies.

Smith missed four games last season for violating the league's drug policy, and had two strikes against him before the latest violation. The third strike in the program comes with an automatic one-year suspension.

I know we are not dealing with a rocket scientists here, but for the love of Pete! You have two strikes against you already and you really think people are going to believe it was for your cousin? Who’s your cousin Ricky Williams?

Onterrio, you might get nominated for the bonehead of the year.