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Onterrio Done for the Year (1 Viewer)

Finally. Steal of the draft my a##, he will be forever known as Stoner of the draft so at least he can keep his nickname SOD.At least this clears up the Vikings RB situation a little bit for us. :thumbup:

 
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Tice will address the media after practice. Onterrio is not at practice again today. It might just be spring drills but there are reports it is for the year. Nothing confirmed.

 
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Finally. Steal of the draft my a##, he will be forever known as Stoner of the draft so at least he can keep his nickname SOD.

At least this clears up the Vikings RB situation a little bit for us. :thumbup:
The only problem now is whether Fason enters the mix. If Tice continues to show an inability to stick with one RB then it could remain just as murky.For now, though, Bennett certainly gets a boost since he's the current starter. Moore is the guy who could really benefit here, however, so he has become a red-hot sleeper pick though he won't be able to fly under the radar as the No. 2 RB now compared to being the No. 3. Mo will continue to have value as the probable goal-line RB with Fason the darkhorse.

 
Can we at least get some confirmation or a :link: before the swarms of people jump in with all of their speculation?

 
This is just a rumor as of this point.Tice will address the media this afternoon as to why Onterrio has missed the last few practices.You can listen in on KFAN.com, but they currently are not talking about it.

 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.

 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
 
Regardless if it's true or not, he's still a waste of talent and it's ashame that some don't take advantage of an oppurtunity to get paid $$$$$$$ to play a kids game or a game that some of us play for fun on weekends. :bag:

 
Can we at least get some confirmation or a :link: before the swarms of people jump in with all of their speculation?
Not much of a leap of faith to speculate:A. Mr. Smith gets caught in the M-SP airport with Wizzinator

B. Mr. Smith was carrying Wizz and freeze dried wizz for a reason

C. Mr. Smith attends practice.

D. After practice, NFL says, "Hey Mr. Smith, come pee in this cup for me."

E. OMG it's got bud in it!

F. 1-year to light up

I don't think it should be illegal, but the guy has got to play by the rules.

 
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geez, couldn't he have waited at least a couple years until he signed a fat contract to start smoking herb again.Just shows how dumb he is, a 4th round rookie contract doesn't set you up for life. All he had to do was take 3 years off from smoking and get that fat payday. Then if he wanted to risk getting high more power to him. But wait for the payday Onterrio.He's up there with Bam Morris as far as brains go.

 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation. I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.

 
Can we at least get some confirmation or a  :link: before the swarms of people jump in with all of their speculation?
Not much of a leap of faith to speculate:
I agree, not out of the question by any means and thanks for your enertaining post. :lol: However, this has not been confirmed anywhere and you would have to think that it would be "breaking news" if true. W/o any kind of confirmation, I'll be forced to say this is just not true as of yet and mear speculation by some guys on the radio.

 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
Are there really kids who look up to Onterrio Smith?
 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation. I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.
I'd be surprised if the suspension is from the NFL as well. I think you may be right about KFAN stirring the pot on this one. We'll know shortly.
 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
SOD doesn't get paid to send messages - he gets paid to run the rock. I agree that it's not a great message to send.
 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
Are there really kids who look up to Onterrio Smith?
That depends on whether Bam Morris or Nate Newton have kids, I suppose.
 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
SOD doesn't get paid to send messages - he gets paid to run the rock. I agree that it's not a great message to send.
:rolleyes: Every employee gets paid to maintain a certain image for his company.

 
Not much of a leap of faith to speculate:A. Mr. Smith gets caught in the M-SP airport with WizzinatorB. Mr. Smith was carrying Wizz and freeze dried wizz for a reasonC. Mr. Smith attends practice.D. After practice, NFL says, "Hey Mr. Smith, come pee in this cup for me."E. OMG it's got bud in it!F. 1-year to light up
This makes sense, SOD carrying around the Original Whizzinator pretty much was an admission of guilt, "random" drug test was sure to follow.
 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL  league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation.  I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.
I'd be surprised if the suspension is from the NFL as well. I think you may be right about KFAN stirring the pot on this one. We'll know shortly.
I wouldn't. After that, I would have tested him. And you and I both know he would've failed that test.
 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL  league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation.  I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.
I'd be surprised if the suspension is from the NFL as well. I think you may be right about KFAN stirring the pot on this one. We'll know shortly.
Given the speculation though about this whole 'wizzenator' incident, while the NFL can't suspend him for that...al they have to do is show up with a cup in their hand and they could suspend Smith for the findings on that. Weed stays in the system a month so he was extremely vulnerable...
 
Vikings' Smith excused from team indefinitelyMark Craig, Star TribuneMay 20, 2005 VIKE0520.ONLINEEmbattled Vikings running back Onterrio Smith missed his second developmental camp practice in three days today and has been excused from the team indefinitely because of a league matter, head coach Mike Tice said this afternoon."I really can't speak about any reasons why, or when he'll be back," Tice said after the last of this week's developmental practices at Winter Park. "It's in the league's hands, and we'll leave it at that."Smith, a two-time offender of the league's substance abuse policy, was detained April 21 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a kit designed to circumvent drug tests. The league launched an investigation May 18 after news of Smith's possession of the Original Whizzinator broke in the Star Tribune.

 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL  league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation.  I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.
I'd be surprised if the suspension is from the NFL as well. I think you may be right about KFAN stirring the pot on this one. We'll know shortly.
I wouldn't. After that, I would have tested him. And you and I both know he would've failed that test.
True.
 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
SOD doesn't get paid to send messages - he gets paid to run the rock. I agree that it's not a great message to send.
:rolleyes: Every employee gets paid to maintain a certain image for his company.
:yes: Although I think it is a crock, employees should be paid to do a job while on company time. I got into an argument at a bank one day and a week later was informed by HR that I had violated our standards and ethics policy, if another violation were to occur I would be terminated. I was at the bank on my own time and the manager pulled my paycheck and contacted my employer and told them that I had threatened her. My side of the story, she was rude to a line of customers and I waited until I was done then went to her office and told her that if she worked for me and I saw her talk to people that way I would fire her. That was it. Even my boss at the time was :unsure: about it, said he never even thought about something like that being an issue.
 
If SOD failed a drug test, he's an idiot, and should be banished for a year.

If this suspension has anything to do with the whizzinator, I hope he sues the NFL.
If he fails a drug test then punish him. But if he is punished for trying to cheat on a drug test then sue? Great message you are sending there. I realize he has a big leg to stand on legally if it's because of the Whizzinator but still a lousy message to send to the kids that look up to this guy.....
SOD doesn't get paid to send messages - he gets paid to run the rock. I agree that it's not a great message to send.
:rolleyes: Every employee gets paid to maintain a certain image for his company.
Of course. But I would be surprised if being caught with a whizzinator warrants a year long suspension, even after SOD's two strikes. That's why I'm guessing it's a failed test. You think the players union would take a 1 year suspension for an item not on the NFL's banned substances list? Maybe there's a clause that stipulates that being caught with any type of device that could possibly be used to defraud the NFL testing system can be considered a strike, but that seems somewhat draconian to me.

 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL  league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation.  I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.
I'd be surprised if the suspension is from the NFL as well. I think you may be right about KFAN stirring the pot on this one. We'll know shortly.
I wouldn't. After that, I would have tested him. And you and I both know he would've failed that test.
True.
Yes, this is true... but there are no reports that the NFL has done this yet. Therefor, its still only specualtion.
 
From my understanding just days ago an NFL  league admin guy (not sure who it was) came out and said it was highly unlikely the NFL would count this as a 3rd strike since the device was not used in a testing situation.  I really think KFAN is just stirring the pot and speculating on why O. Smith is not in the quaterbak camp.
I'd be surprised if the suspension is from the NFL as well. I think you may be right about KFAN stirring the pot on this one. We'll know shortly.
I wouldn't. After that, I would have tested him. And you and I both know he would've failed that test.
True.
Yes, this is true... but there are no reports that the NFL has done this yet. Therefor, its still only specualtion.
complete speculation - based on facts/data/logicNo worries jurb....I hope you don't have him, though.

 
http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5412675.html

Vikings' Smith excused from team indefinitely

Mark Craig, Star Tribune

May 20, 2005 VIKE0520.ONLINE

Embattled Vikings running back Onterrio Smith missed his second developmental camp practice in three days today and has been excused from the team indefinitely because of a league matter, head coach Mike Tice said this afternoon.

"I really can't speak about any reasons why, or when he'll be back," Tice said after the last of this week's developmental practices at Winter Park. "It's in the league's hands, and we'll leave it at that."

Smith, a two-time offender of the league's substance abuse policy, was detained April 21 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a kit designed to circumvent drug tests. The league launched an investigation May 18 after news of Smith's possession of the Original Whizzinator broke in the Star Tribune.
 
I'd be willing to bet that there's a provision in the CBA that equates cheating on a drug test to a failed drug test.BTW - any odds on how quickly the Vikes cut his #### after June 1?

 
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Vikings: Smith returns

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com

Thursday, May 19, 2005

News

Vikings' running back Onterrio Smith returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the previous day for personal reasons. Smith continued his silence with the media, but offensive coordinator Steve Loney was complimentary of the third-year back. "I know it's a tough time for him, but he's remained focused in our meetings and in practice," Loney told the Star Tribune. "He had a nice run. He has to fight through whatever personal challenges he has." Smith has not spoken since he was detained by airport police, who found a kit designed to circumvent drug tests in his luggage.

Views

So much for conspiracy theories that suggested Onterrio's absence was caused by the league suspending him over the Whizzinator incident. The NFL is still investigating the matter, but it remains doubtful that Smith will be suspended since he was not caught in act of using the kit during an actual drug test.

 
http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5412675.html

Vikings' Smith excused from team indefinitely

Mark Craig, Star Tribune

May 20, 2005 VIKE0520.ONLINE

Embattled Vikings running back Onterrio Smith missed his second developmental camp practice in three days today and has been excused from the team indefinitely because of a league matter, head coach Mike Tice said this afternoon.

"I really can't speak about any reasons why, or when he'll be back," Tice said after the last of this week's developmental practices at Winter Park. "It's in the league's hands, and we'll leave it at that."

Smith, a two-time offender of the league's substance abuse policy, was detained April 21 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a kit designed to circumvent drug tests. The league launched an investigation May 18 after news of Smith's possession of the Original Whizzinator broke in the Star Tribune.
wait, isn't today May 19th? :unsure:
 
http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5412675.html

Vikings' Smith excused from team indefinitely

Mark Craig,  Star Tribune

May 20, 2005 VIKE0520.ONLINE

Embattled Vikings running back Onterrio Smith missed his second developmental camp practice in three days today and has been excused from the team indefinitely because of a league matter, head coach Mike Tice said this afternoon.

"I really can't speak about any reasons why, or when he'll be back," Tice said after the last of this week's developmental practices at Winter Park. "It's in the league's hands, and we'll leave it at that."

Smith, a two-time offender of the league's substance abuse policy, was detained April 21 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a kit designed to circumvent drug tests. The league launched an investigation May 18 after news of Smith's possession of the Original Whizzinator broke in the Star Tribune.
Why is this dated "May 20th?"
 
http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5412675.html

Vikings' Smith excused from team indefinitely

Mark Craig, Star Tribune

May 20, 2005 VIKE0520.ONLINE

Embattled Vikings running back Onterrio Smith missed his second developmental camp practice in three days today and has been excused from the team indefinitely because of a league matter, head coach Mike Tice said this afternoon.

"I really can't speak about any reasons why, or when he'll be back," Tice said after the last of this week's developmental practices at Winter Park. "It's in the league's hands, and we'll leave it at that."

Smith, a two-time offender of the league's substance abuse policy, was detained April 21 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a kit designed to circumvent drug tests. The league launched an investigation May 18 after news of Smith's possession of the Original Whizzinator broke in the Star Tribune.
Why is this dated "May 20th?"
Someone get Mark Craig on the phone so we can clear this up.
 
Not So Fast

Vikings: Smith returns

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com

Thursday, May 19, 2005

News

Vikings' running back Onterrio Smith returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the previous day for personal reasons. Smith continued his silence with the media, but offensive coordinator Steve Loney was complimentary of the third-year back. "I know it's a tough time for him, but he's remained focused in our meetings and in practice," Loney told the Star Tribune. "He had a nice run. He has to fight through whatever personal challenges he has." Smith has not spoken since he was detained by airport police, who found a kit designed to circumvent drug tests in his luggage.

Views

So much for conspiracy theories that suggested Onterrio's absence was caused by the league suspending him over the Whizzinator incident. The NFL is still investigating the matter, but it remains doubtful that Smith will be suspended since he was not caught in act of using the kit during an actual drug test.
I doubt the Star Tribune is wrong about this. I put more faith in that newspaper than I do fanball.com
 
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Not So Fast

Vikings: Smith returns

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com

Thursday, May 19, 2005

News

Vikings' running back Onterrio Smith returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the previous day for personal reasons. Smith continued his silence with the media, but offensive coordinator Steve Loney was complimentary of the third-year back. "I know it's a tough time for him, but he's remained focused in our meetings and in practice," Loney told the Star Tribune. "He had a nice run. He has to fight through whatever personal challenges he has." Smith has not spoken since he was detained by airport police, who found a kit designed to circumvent drug tests in his luggage.

Views

So much for conspiracy theories that suggested Onterrio's absence was caused by the league suspending him over the Whizzinator incident. The NFL is still investigating the matter, but it remains doubtful that Smith will be suspended since he was not caught in act of using the kit during an actual drug test.
That was posted earlier this morning. I think the newly posted news might be more relevant.
 
http://www.startribune.com/stories/510/5412675.html

Vikings' Smith excused from team indefinitely

Mark Craig, Star Tribune

May 20, 2005 VIKE0520.ONLINE

Embattled Vikings running back Onterrio Smith missed his second developmental camp practice in three days today and has been excused from the team indefinitely because of a league matter, head coach Mike Tice said this afternoon.

"I really can't speak about any reasons why, or when he'll be back," Tice said after the last of this week's developmental practices at Winter Park. "It's in the league's hands, and we'll leave it at that."

Smith, a two-time offender of the league's substance abuse policy, was detained April 21 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a kit designed to circumvent drug tests. The league launched an investigation May 18 after news of Smith's possession of the Original Whizzinator broke in the Star Tribune.
Why is this dated "May 20th?"
Someone get Mark Craig on the phone so we can clear this up.
He apparently went to the Mitch Albom school of Journalism
 

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