As it stands right now, all Onterrio Smith is guilty of is opening the eyes of the rest of the world to the Original Whizzinator. Think what you will about his actions -- as of yet, none of his cousins have stepped forward to say the test-beater was for him -- as it stands now, neither the team nor the league seems to be in any position to take punitive actions against him.
For the record, until Smith actually tests positive for drugs, having test-beating equipment in his luggage, while damning in the court of public opinion, doesn't equate to a positive test.
While the league is investigating the particulars of the case, it doesn't appear as though the Vikings can do anything in the way of punishment and, if the league tries anything without a positive test, you can bet the players union will jump in with an appeal.
As it stands, Smith is liable to only embarrassment and the potential of the Vikings saying "enough is enough" and releasing him. Barring something unforseen, it would seem the Whizzinator is little more than a prop and not grounds for suspension.
Smith Has Explaining To Do
Viking Update Top Stories
NFL’s important offseason datesFrom all-star games to free agency to the draft to the start of the preseason, the key dates for the NFL offseason.
Viking Update11:45 AM
Berger has much to consider before he’s backMinnesota Vikings center Joe Berger says he has a lot to think about and discuss before he returns for a 13th NFL season.
Viking Update8:43 AM
Show me the (Super Bowl) money!There is considerable debate as to the extent of the economic impact a Super Bowl has on a city, but much of the money the State of Minnesota invested in U.S. Bank Stadium will re…
Viking Update5:10 AM
Teammates call it strange if A.P. isn’t backTeammates of Adrian Peterson acknowledge it is a possibility that he won’t return to the Minnesota Vikings in 2017, but they say it would be strange without him and talk about his…
Viking UpdateYesterday at 10:17 AM
Report: Vikings to hire RBs coachThe Minnesota Vikings have reportedly hired a running backs coach and it may be working toward filling their quarterbacks-coach position.
Viking UpdateYesterday at 8:19 AM