Audio: Childress on Onterrio Smith
Onterrio Smith
Onterrio Smith

Posted Feb 13, 2006

What will the Vikings do with running back Onterrio Smith? Hear what head coach Brad Childress had to say about the situation.

Vikings head coach Brad Childress isn’t making a commitment either way when it comes to possibly bringing running back Onterrio Smith into the Vikings fold once again.

Smith, the team’s leading rusher in 2004 with 544 yards on 124 carries despite serving a four-game suspension, was suspended for the entire 2005 season after receiving his third strike against the NFL’s substance abuse policy. In the spring of 2005, he was also stopped by airport police and found to have a drug-masking device known as the “Original Whizzinator,” which was one incident in a string of embarrassing off-the-field episodes for the Vikings in 2005.

Hear what Childress had to say about Smith’s status with the Vikings by clicking on the link below.

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