Vikings' Smith inactive for game against Redskins

Updated: September 11, 2006, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. -- Minnesota Vikings safety Dwight Smith, who was cited for alleged indecent conduct two weeks ago, was inactive for Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

The Vikings said Smith was inactive due to a "coach's decision." New coach Brad Childress has vowed to change the culture of the team that was belittled following last year's infamous boat party involving several players.

Smith and a woman were cited for alleged indecent conduct outside a downtown Minneapolis nightclub on Aug. 26.

Another player involved in a preseason incident, receiver Koren Robinson, was cut after he was charged with drunken driving and fleeing police following a high-speed chase near the team's training camp. Robinson agreed to terms with Green Bay earlier Monday.

Fifth-round draft pick Greg Blue started for Smith at free safety.


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