Well, unfortunately I think all of us saw the Big O doing something. I didn't think he would be dumb enough to carry the whizzinator on the plane with him. Not a very smart guy here. Making drafting Fason a very good idea. How long does it take before O gets cut. I really don't believe the story he gave. All that talent and he pisses it away..lol
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Onterrio stays a Vikings for the next two years, the Vikings do not resign him and he fills in a backup role for a mediocre running game like San Fransisco, New York Jets (post C-Mart), or Kansas City.
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ur both wrong, i say he snaps out of it next season (not this upcoming one) and starts 2 get it 2gether, in the end yeah, we probably won't re-sign him, but he'll get a starting job somewhere else and be a decent to good RB
My team is a choking machine, but there's always next year to be seen.
There's a record of Onterrio Smith being something of an Original Whizzinator about a year before being caught with the now famous drug-masking gizmo.
According to Minneapolis Police Department records, the currently suspended Vikings running back was cited for urinating in a Block E elevator. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on May 1, 2004. Between the female elevator riders and security surveillance video, there were several witnesses to Smith's publicly grappling with incontinence and/or these potty training issues.
His agent, Doug Hendrickson, did not respond to a voice mail left at his office Thursday afternoon.
In April, Smith caught the attention of Twin Cities airport authorities suspicious about a white powder in his carry-on baggage. Turned out it was only dried urine that apparently comes standard with the purchase of a elaborate drug-masking kit sold as "The Original Whizzinator." This week, Smith was suspended for the season by the NFL for running afoul of the league's substance-abuse policy for the third time.
"I was working an off-duty job at Block E when I was approached by a citizen who said that a male was going to 'pee' in the elevator," reads a report by Minneapolis police officer Michael Casey. "At this time I contacted a security officer [who] was monitoring a video-surveillance system. I asked him if he could observe anyone in the elevator urinating. The security officer observed a black male wearing a black shirt with a white shirt underneath, urinating in the corner of the elevator."
"The security officer told me that the male was now in his car waiting outside Le Meridien," wrote Casey. When Casey approached with questions, Smith (who was reportedly in the company of three others) showed some attitude, according to the police document. "I asked [Smith] why he urinated in the elevator. He asked me if I 'was for real.' I told him to step out of his vehicle. He responded by looking away from me" and showing off his potty mouth by dropping an F-bomb. "At this time I told him to get out of his car or I would force him to get out. His friends urged him to get out."
Instead of taking Smith to a restroom so he could wash his hands, Casey escorted Onterrio to a security office, where they reviewed the videotape. On it Smith was shown getting onto the elevator and going into the left corner, "where he assumes the position of a man urinating. Several females were in the elevator. They reacted by fleeing the general area, where he was urinating," Casey's report states.
Smith was ticketed, and a copy of the video was inventoried, the police document stated. On Thursday a police department clerk told me that no charges were brought, which leads me to conclude that Smith was relieved just to shake this off by paying a fine.
On the way to documenting this case of Smith confusing an elevator with a lavatory, I came upon another court matter with his distinctive given name on it.
Seems, Smith is scheduled to appear at Hennepin County's Ridgedale outpost on July 15 to deal with a charge of "driving after suspension." Smith should have no trouble making court appearances on time, since he's got nothing but time on his hands due to his season long suspension by the NFL.