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Old 04-03-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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Former NFL running back Onterrio Smith has filed the appropriate paperwork for reinstatement, nearly two full years after he was bounced for multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy.
The problems came to a head (pun definitely not intended but impossible to ignore) when a fake, um, organ for use in duping drug tests was found in his luggage at an airport check point. He later was suspended, reportedly for skipping a drug test.
Agent Doug Hendrickson told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he made the application last week on Smith's behalf.
"He's been out of the league two years, but you know the talent's there," Hendrickson said. "He's still young. A lot of teams need a back. I think someone will take a chance on him and bring him in to camp."
Smith called himself the "Steal of the Draft" after the Vikings selected him in the fourth round four years ago. He started his collegiate career at Tennessee, was expelled, and finished up at Oregon. Concerns arising from (surprise, surprise) marijuana use caused the guy with first-round talent to fall to out of day one. (A prior version of this story said that Smith was a third-round pick. We apologize for the error.)
He rushed for more than 500 yards as a rookie, including two late-season games with 148 and 146. He rushed for more than 600 yards in 2004, when he was missed games due to a drug-related suspension.
Smith tried to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2005, but was cut during training camp.
Technically, Smith was banished from the league, with the opportunity to apply to reinstatement after one year. He has applied for reinstatement at least once before.
Last week, Ricky Williams applied for reinstatement following a banishment imposed in April 2006. This is Williams' first shot at reinstatement.


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Old 04-03-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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Reinstatement? Both Smith and Williams should be permanently barred from re-entry into the league. Dollars to donuts says that if they are allowed to return, they're both suspended this season or next for repeat substance abuse. Once a doper, always a doper and if the NFL allows them to come back, they're even bigger dopes.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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Even if he did get reinstated...word is that he has a "piss-poor" attitude
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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Even if he did get reinstated...word is that he has a "piss-poor" attitude
HA! you know marvin lewis is going through tremors trying to resist the urghe to pick up the phone and call him. "but its 1st round talent..., must call"

o smith already has experience playing with 2 johnsons.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:19 PM   #5
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It isn't just a drug issue. It is an honesty issue. It is a charactor issue. Let him play in arena football, if they will allow it.
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If Goodell is at all serious about cleaning up the league's image, the "Whizzinator's" reinstatement request will NOT be granted. Let this assclown go play for peanuts in the Arena League. Of course, I have to wonder how far Goodell can go without Upshaw and the NFLPA interfering on the "Whizzinator's" behalf. Let's face it, nothing less than a murder conviction is enough in Upshaw's mind to uphold what would in effect be a permanent ban from the NFL for any player, and I'm not even sure a murder conviction would be enough for Upshaw.

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HA! you know marvin lewis is going through tremors trying to resist the urghe to pick up the phone and call him. "but its 1st round talent..., must call"

o smith already has experience playing with 2 johnsons.
I still have Marvin taking Eric Wright out of UNLV...with the arrest on rape...and finding 136 estasy pills in his apartment....he was BORN to be a Bengal!!!
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i dont even rea;y remember this guy
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Reinstatement? Both Smith and Williams should be permanently barred from re-entry into the league. Dollars to donuts says that if they are allowed to return, they're both suspended this season or next for repeat substance abuse. Once a doper, always a doper and if the NFL allows them to come back, they're even bigger dopes.
Williams one more chance since he hasn't busted the drug rule enough, but Smith rid him.
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