Just got this off Fanball... Keep our fingers crossed on who the other player might've been. This is getting RIDICULOUS!!
10/14/05 10:59 AM
Onterrio Smith can't seem stay out of trouble. The Vikings' running back, already serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, has been accused of sexual assault by a 21-year-old Twin Cities woman, according to KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. A civil suit was filed today in Hennepin County District Court alleging that Smith and another Vikings player were drinking with the woman on June 12, 2004 when she passed out. The victim alleges that when she woke up, both players were on top of her. The woman has fetal alcohol syndrome.
Stay hot, Onterrio. This alleged crime happened well in advance of Smith's infamous Whizzinator incident, but it's still quite feasible that the league could take further action against him, perhaps even a lifetime ban. Smith was obviously in the league's program at the time of this incident, meaning it could be counted as another violation. The sexual assault charge just adds to the likelihood that more sanctions could be forthcoming from the league. It hasn't exactly been a stellar week (or year) for the Vikings, huh?
Why does it take over a year for something like this to come out? You would think that makes the story more questionable... but with the Whizz, you never know.