As the brash receiver revealed on “The Rich Eisen Show,” he would be subject to a suspension if he were to revive his playing career. As he attempted to file his retirement paperwork, Smith said he received three spontaneous PED tests and “just didn’t want to deal with it.”
“So they said the only way to have to deal with all this stuff, I had to submit some kind of paperwork,” Smith said, according to Will Brinson of CBS Sports. “I literally for a month and a half had to call these guys and was like, ‘I’m not coming back.’ They said, ‘If you want to come back, you gotta take these drug tests.’ And not drug tests like, oh, I’m doing drugs, but mainly saying to continue to play to show teams that I’m interested. I was like, ‘I’m not interested.’ So I submitted my paperwork and said, ‘Look, I’m done. I have no desire to play.’
“On record right now I have three drug tests I have failed to appear for, and so actually if I tried to reinstate and play, I would be suspended.”
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