Smith in a tough spot

Paul KasprzakContributor IJune 12, 2010

Courts have ruled that the Ñational Football League can suspend New Orleans Saits defensive end Will Smith, which they have opted not to until the Starcaps case is resolved.

That puts Smith in a tough spot where nobody would want to be in.

“It’s a thorn in your foot,” Smith recently told Alex Marvez and Jim Miller of Sirius NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “It’s just always there and everybody keeps talking about it. At the endof the day, we feel like we didn’t do anything wrong because it wasn’t like we were using steroids. We’re like, ‘We know we made a mistake by taking something on the banned substance list.’ We want to try and resolve it the best way we can and move forward. We don’t want it to stain our careers that any time we talk about those guys that everybody refers to the StarCaps.”

Smith may be able to look at the situation posititvely, but essentially what Smith admits is that it is a distraction, which affects his performance.

In the end, for Smith its damned if you do and damned if you don’t.