Onterrio Smith suspended for four games...

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  1. texan279

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    Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com


    The Minnesota Vikings' offense may suffer a serious blow.

    FOX Sports has learned that the Vikings have been informed by the league office that second-year phenom running back Onterrio Smith is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.


    Smith, who was slated to contribute heavily to the Vikings offensive attack this season, will not be officially suspended until after he appeals the four-game ban.

    Smith had first-round talent on many teams' draft boards a year ago, but he slipped due to off-field concerns. It is believed he incurred two strikes against him on the league's drug policy this year, which would support the ban.

    Last year as a rookie, Smith produced a solid 5.4-yard-per-rush average on 107 carries. He finished with 579 yards and five touchdowns in a rotation used in the absence of the injured Michael Bennett.
     
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    Im pretty sure they will be ok at RB.
     
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    Some teams draft these guys with off field problems, who tumble down draft boards (Onterrio Smith, Derek Ross, Antonio Bryant and others) and then they strut around saying they had a great draft, like they uncovered some diamond in the rough. Amazing.
     
  4. chicagotexan

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    This guy proclaimed himself S.O.D. (steal of the draft) last year. He should update that to S.A.H. (stupid a** hole). Good lord hundsreds of thousands on the line, not to mention future millions and you risk it for partying ang getting high? what a moron. W.A.M.
     
  5. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Next thing you know he'll announce his retirement so he can spend some time hanging out with Ricky.
     
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