Smith Suspension Still In Limbo

A ruling on the appeal of Onterrio Smith's four-game suspension was expected two weeks ago. But, as of now, it still hasn't come down.

When Onterrio Smith was grounded by the NFL for a failed drug test, it was anticipated he would miss the first four games -- since the original announcement came early during training camp.

But, not only will Smith be playing Sunday, he has a 50-50 chance or better of playing in Week 2 as well.

The NFL has yet to hear Smith's appeal and, if it isn't heard today, odds are it won't be heard until next week. Under league rules, if a player is to begin a suspension, he must be informed before Monday of the following game week.

So far, so good. Nobody has contacted the Vikings and he remains on the roster.

* The Vikings have decided on Gus Frerotte as the holder for Morten Andersen. Frerotte has never held for a left-footed kicker, but the Vikings aren't anticipating any big problems.
* The Cowboys returned about 400 tickets that were allotted to the team. They are available through Ticketmaster.
* Got Randy Moss on your fantasy team? You may want to play him. In four career games vs. the Cowboys, Moss has caught 21 passes for an amazing 525 yards and eight touchdowns.

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