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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

    "V-Unit" wrote:
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    That's pretty much what I figured. They have no reason to keep him. He will probably never play in the NFL again.

    He fooked it up.
    Don't be so sure...he will probably get picked up by the Raidahs...or the Cowboys! lol
    lol

    Yeah well there is always the Raiders and Cowboys, I think even they will pass on him! grin
    Watch him end up in Green Bay! They could use someone to back Green and probably replace him. Just a thought, probably never happen.

    He really needs to be let go and have the fear of possibly never playing again. For his good, we should have cut him right after his suspension was issued. He might have had an additional dose of reality to go along with the suspension. Just think a whole year without being coddled, thinking he might have to work at 7-11 or some crap like that. We did him, the multiple offender no real apparent good by keeping him on the Roster.
    Wouldn't we have taken a cap hit if we had cut him last year? I mean I'm all about sending the correct moral message, but the NFL is a business these days. Smith already damaged us by taking himself off the roster. Why cut him and have him hit our bank account harder as well?

    If not playing for a year was not enough to set him straight there is not much we or any NFL team could do. It's just too bad for him you get million of dollas for playing running back, not for playing pothead.
    You might be right, it may have affected our cap.

    Maybe something like that would have hit home with the players on the team last year to, the moral lesson that is.

    Also, the cap was what it was, 30 mill under.

    I don't think we had to pay him a dime 'cause he didn't earn any paychecks.

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

    "V-Unit" wrote:
    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "Del Rio" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "Del Rio" wrote:
    That's pretty much what I figured. They have no reason to keep him. He will probably never play in the NFL again.

    He fooked it up.
    Don't be so sure...he will probably get picked up by the Raidahs...or the Cowboys! lol
    lol

    Yeah well there is always the Raiders and Cowboys, I think even they will pass on him! grin
    Watch him end up in Green Bay! They could use someone to back Green and probably replace him. Just a thought, probably never happen.

    He really needs to be let go and have the fear of possibly never playing again. For his good, we should have cut him right after his suspension was issued. He might have had an additional dose of reality to go along with the suspension. Just think a whole year without being coddled, thinking he might have to work at 7-11 or some crap like that. We did him, the multiple offender no real apparent good by keeping him on the Roster.
    Wouldn't we have taken a cap hit if we had cut him last year? I mean I'm all about sending the correct moral message, but the NFL is a business these days. Smith already damaged us by taking himself off the roster. Why cut him and have him hit our bank account harder as well?

    If not playing for a year was not enough to set him straight there is not much we or any NFL team could do. It's just too bad for him you get million of dollas for playing running back, not for playing pothead.
    Since he was suspended we were not allowed to cut him.

    At least that is what I understood.

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

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    I hope it's not true, that dude is a stud. his high school (GRANT) is not even 15 min, from my house. dude can ball! way better than m.m, thats just the way it is out here in cali. we like to burn, it should be legal.
    It doesn't matter what stance you take on drug use, for or against, it is illegal in the here and now.

    That is just the way it is in the US of A.

    Unfortunately or fortunately (choose your view or both points) we live in a country that loves their internet, liquor, viagra and their bible.

    Fact is, that O.Smith let his homies(fans and teamates) down by missing an entire year of Football. Is that how it is in Cali?

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
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    Wouldn't we have taken a cap hit if we had cut him last year? I mean I'm all about sending the correct moral message, but the NFL is a business these days. Smith already damaged us by taking himself off the roster. Why cut him and have him hit our bank account harder as well?

    If not playing for a year was not enough to set him straight there is not much we or any NFL team could do. It's just too bad for him you get million of dollas for playing running back, not for playing pothead.
    Since he was suspended we were not allowed to cut him.

    At least that is what I understood.
    That must be an NFLPA thing huh??

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

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    I hope it's not true, that dude is a stud. his high school (GRANT) is not even 15 min, from my house. dude can ball! way better than m.m, thats just the way it is out here in cali. we like to burn, it should be legal.
    It doesn't matter what stance you take on drug use, for or against, it is illegal in the here and now.

    That is just the way it is in the US of A.

    Unfortunately or fortunately (choose your view or both points) we live in a country that loves their internet, liquor, viagra and their bible.

    Fact is, that O.Smith let his homies(fans and teamates) down by missing an entire year of Football. Is that how it is in Cali?
    Very nice indeed Snow.
    Daunte who?

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

    "snowinapril" wrote:
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    Wouldn't we have taken a cap hit if we had cut him last year? I mean I'm all about sending the correct moral message, but the NFL is a business these days. Smith already damaged us by taking himself off the roster. Why cut him and have him hit our bank account harder as well?

    If not playing for a year was not enough to set him straight there is not much we or any NFL team could do. It's just too bad for him you get million of dollas for playing running back, not for playing pothead.
    Since he was suspended we were not allowed to cut him.

    At least that is what I understood.
    That must be an NFLPA thing huh??
    I think.

    I just remember last year when he was suspended that people we saying we should just cut him. Others (I think Muchluv or Del) said that we could not.

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    I hope we give the guy a chance to see what he's got and if he's got his life turned around. We've spent the time and money on him and it doesn't make any sense to cut him now. If we were going to do that we should have done it last year cap hit or not, we had the room. I'm not a big fan of what he's done but can he turn it around. How many of the people that post here would be in trouble if there life were put under a micro-scope. I for one know that I did some foolish things when I was his age. Be careful when throwing stones. Beside the NFL is notorius for giving talented players numerous chances. I would rather give him a chance then bring in T.O who tears the whole team apart. At least Onterrio was just hurting himself!

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

    Maybe the SeaHawks can offer him 49 mil a year with a poison pill contract and screw us again. :lol: :lol:

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    Re: Onterrio Smith to be released

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    I hope we give the guy a chance to see what he's got and if he's got his life turned around. We've spent the time and money on him and it doesn't make any sense to cut him now. If we were going to do that we should have done it last year cap hit or not, we had the room. I'm not a big fan of what he's done but can he turn it around. How many of the people that post here would be in trouble if there life were put under a micro-scope. I for one know that I did some foolish things when I was his age. Be careful when throwing stones. Beside the NFL is notorius for giving talented players numerous chances. I would rather give him a chance then bring in T.O who tears the whole team apart. At least Onterrio was just hurting himself!
    You act like this is the first time.

    Why did he slip in the draft? How many times did the NFL/Vikings give him a chance?

    I agree about casting stones....however there comes a time in a persons life where their balls drop and they begin to walk like a man. At that time a person HAS to take responsibility and stop asking for chances.

    I think that time for O.Smith is now. Maybe he can make it back to the NFL if he works very hard, harder then he ever has. To me that is the only way he should get back in. No more free rides for O. Smith. I think the Vikes did a good job on this one.

    Besides at the end of the day what has he lost? A job. Tell me another job out there that allows you to get hired as a drugie, get busted three times as a drugie, and give you a tear off with pay to think about what you did?

    Better yet about the microscope, if we saw a story break on MSNBC about a guy who had three chances to stop smoking pot or he would lose his job at the gas station.......would anyone be saying "Give him a chance."

    Gonna be risky buisness wise for someone to take him on, one strike is all he gets this time and he has prooven time and time again that he is swinging and hitting air.

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    Although I think he was a good talent and I was hoping they would give him another chance I totally understand why they don't. It's his own fault.

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