Vikings' Smith inactive for game against 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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