Saturday, May 3, 2008

Fomer NFL / Football Star Onterrio Smith was arrested for a California DUI i

California DUI Lawyer

Former NFL running back and Grant High School legend Onterrio Smith was arrested early Friday in Sacramento on suspicion of California DUI driving under the influence, California DUI attorneys said.

The 27-year-old Smith was arrested for the California DUI at Morrison Avenue and Disk Drive in Del Paso Heights, according to California DUI criminal defense attorneys. Matt Young. Smith was booked into Sacramento County jail just after 4 a.m., California DUI lawyers heard.

Smith also is facing an arrest warrant for allegedly driving with a suspended license and other traffic infractions, according to California DUI criminal defense lawyer sources. He is scheduled to appear in California DUI court Tuesday.

A former running back for the Minnesota Vikings, Smith has been out of football since 2004. He is considered one of the Sacramento region's greatest high school football players, but a list of disciplinary actions cost him his professional career.

Smith was suspended for the entire 2005 season and later cut by the Vikings after two seasons. In May of that year, he was detained at the Minneapolis airport for carrying "the Original Whizzinator," a device designed to beat urine drug tests.

Smith violated the NFL's anti-drug policy three times and was denied reinstatement to the league in 2006 for failing to comply with mandated drug counseling. That same year, he was cut by Winnipeg of the Canadian Football League.

It was an abrupt end to what was once a promising career. His senior year at Grant, Smith rushed for a Northern California season record 3,154 yards and scored 60 touchdowns. He finished his high school career with 6,123 yards and 99 touchdowns, both NorCal career records. California DUI attorneys would like to help and hope Smith will seek the right assistance.