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05-11-2005, 05:47 PM

MINNEAPOLIS Vikings running back Onterrio Smith, who has a history of violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was briefly detained by airport police last month after they found an elaborate kit used to beat drug tests.

Police at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport questioned Smith on April 21 after a search of his bag discovered vials of white powder, according to a police report.

Smith told officers it was dried urine used in conjunction with a device called "The Original Whizzinator." The officer who filed the report wrote that Smith "told me that it was dried urine for making a clean urine test." In addition, he had a bottle of pills labeled "cleansing formula."

Smith told police he was taking the vials to his cousin. The police report didn't say where Smith was traveling. The Star Tribune first reported the story Wednesday.

"We will continue to monitor the situation as we would with any other and evaluate it from there," coach Mike Tice said in a statement Wednesday.

Smith's agent, Douglas Hendrickson, didn't immediately return a message left at his office.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said league rules state that failing to cooperate with a drug test was the same as failing it.

"The possession of paraphernalia to circumvent a drug test away from the drug testing site is not a violation of the substance abuse policy, but possession of such paraphernalia is something that will be investigated and action will be taken if appropriate," Aiello said.

"A player who is in the program is subject to up to 10 random tests a month for a two year basis. There is visual observation for all tests in which the shirt is taken up and the pants are pulled down below the knees."

Smith was suspended last season for four games after testing positive for marijuana. It was his second "strike" in the NFL's substance-abuse program. He would earn a yearlong suspension for a third violation.

The report filed April 26 says a tube of toothpaste set off an alarm as a bag Smith was carrying was being scanned. Six or seven vials of white powder were discovered in the bag. Smith was detained, questioned and allowed to leave, the report said.

In 2000, Smith was kicked out of Tennessee for using marijuana. He finished his college career at Oregon. Smith rushed for 579 yards as a rookie and led the Vikings last season with 544 yards.


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05-12-2005, 02:19 PM
"The Original Whizzinator"

I keep laughing every time I hear this name on the radio. Keep wondering... do they add "the original" because they are knocking off "fake Whizzinators" in Korea????

05-13-2005, 06:48 PM
I'm sure glad this knuckle head isnt a starter for the Vikings. With all the off season troubles the Vikes seem to have (Dennis Green/Cris Carter) i get upset at times for being a viking fan. Then i just remember hell atleast im not a Cowboys fan.