Former NFL Star Onterrio Smith Arrested in Truckee

12:24 PM, Oct 23, 2009   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Former NFL player and Grant High School star Onterrio Smith was arrested Wednesday night in Truckee on an outstanding drug possession warrant, according to the Nevada County Sheriff's Department.

The sheriff's department Web site confirmed Smith, 28, was jailed late Wednesday after Truckee police determined he was wanted for possession of a controlled substance in Sacramento.

Smith was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding on westbound Interstate 80 near Truckee around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Nevada County Sheriff's spokesman.

A background check showed Smith was wanted on the outstanding warrant.

Smith was booked into the Nevada County Main Jail. He was released Thursday after posting $15,000 bail.

Smith, who helped lead Grant High School to a section championship in 1998, had a promising NFL career after being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2003.

Smith was suspended for the entire 2005 season by the NFL after failing his third substance abuse test. The suspension came a month after Smith was detained at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for carrying dried urine and a "Whizzinator" kit used to beat drug tests.

He was released by the Vikings in 2006 before the end of his suspension.

Smith was also arrested in Sacramento in 2008 for allegedly driving under the influence.


The Associated Press

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