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    For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    I have noticed a lot of argument on whether or not Smith should be suspended due to the nature of pot itself, that it is a not an enhancement drug like steroids. As someone who has used and enjoyed pot in the past, I think I can safely answer this one.

    YES, SUSPEND HIM.

    Folks, I have used pot in the past, and enjoyed it enough to want to return to it if I could. But, I quit 3 years ago when my wife had surgery and had to quit smoking cigarettes. We are both smoke-free, due to our concern for smoking's side-effects. Plus, the illegality of smoking pot. And therein lies my argument.

    Smoking pot is currently illegal in this country, like it or not. If I smoke pot and am caught, I will suffer the consequences of my actions. I am of an age in which I do not want to have such consequences adversely affect my life, so, I made the decision to walk away from pot.

    If I, with my undistinguished little life and world that I live in, can do this, what does it say about Onterrio Smith (SOD:Still On Drugs), who had a world almost all of us would trade our life for in an instant, and threw it away because he selfishly ignored not only the rules of the NFL, but of the USA?

    If you think that pot should not be a factor in the lives of NFL players, that pot use should not be punishable by law, then get out there and join the groups that are fighting to legalize it. I wish you well.

    But to argue in favor of Onterrio Smith, that he should not be punished for smoking pot, is, in my humble opinion, just a way of calling people like me who kicked the habit, foolish. I have to obey the laws of the land. So does Onterrio.

    He, and to an extent, Randy Moss, put themselves above the team. I would prefer a team of merely good players who busted their asses every play of every game, and obeyed the rules, than a team of great ones who 'played when they want to play'.

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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    I'd rather watch talented players like Moss on my team, preferably with some resemblance of a defense as well. But I'm a Viking fan in the first place, so whatever.

    By the way, to win championships with mediocre players you need awesome coaching. Tice? Well, there is always hope but...

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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    good point...I think...I don't have the attention span to read your novel.
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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    He's already suspended, so nobody needs to get on a soapbox regardless. Not like WE have any say in the matter anyways. :roll:

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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    I think Onterrio should be punished of course, but saying he put himself above the team is a bit unfair. He has a problem and unfortunately was not mature enough to solve it and focus on his real career. Smith, the league, and the Vikings all are losers in the fiasco Onterrio has caused.
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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    Say bye bye.Strike one is for people who make a mistake.Strike two is for people who make mistakes and are slow learners.Strike three is for total losers.
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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    Maybe he can try out for the CFL. I think its still illeagle in Canada, they just dont care as much. Or maybe the Amsterdam Admirals ...

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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    "ryanmurphy" wrote:
    Maybe he can try out for the CFL. I think its still illeagle in Canada, they just dont care as much. Or maybe the Amsterdam Admirals ...
    More importantly I don't think we have a drug testing policy in the CFL. Marujuana is "decriminalized" here, meaning if you get caught with a small amount, all you get is a fine, however larger amounts are treated as illegal.


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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    Third strike is where I draw the line. I think many of us in these forums have tried pot in the past and many of us (myself included) will likely do it again at some point. But I would never risk my career or millions of dollars and get CAUGHT three times. I don't understand people like that.
    I definitely think pot should be legal and think it is a joke that it isn't, but the fact is, it isn't and to not have the responsibility to accept that and make sure you are not nailed for it THREE TIMES is just childish.

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    Re: For what it's worth, on Onterrio Smith

    First off, being caught with a device to beat a urine screen does not constitute a suspension. What the man does on his own time is none of our business or the NFLs IMO. A player can go out and get drunker than a skunk and that is ok, but smoke some weed and he is a bad person. More people are killed in one day from alcohol, than in 1 yr from smokin marijuana. So why is alcohol legal and marijuana is illegal. Alcohol is a socially acceptable drug, i would also say it is number 1 cause of spousal and child abuse in this country. Smokin marijuana does not mean he put himself above the team or the laws of this country any more than drinkin. I bartended for 3 yrs i have seen first hand what alcohol does to people, how it destroys peoples lives. Sorry to bore you all just had to state my opinion. See Ya!!!!!!

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