Winning Record –
MAY 22, 2019 – The 47-year-old has been open about his struggles with alcohol — saying he knew he had substance abuse issues back in high school but thought he could control it. Smith has admitted he would drive drunk and show up to the Vikings practice facility “stinking like alcohol” … but somehow managed to hide his problem from team officials. Smith says he bottomed out after retiring — and tried to get sober in 2007 before relapsing in 2011. That’s when Smith hit rock bottom … his wife (who was pregnant) moved out and threatened to leave him … and that’s when he decided to make sobriety the highest priority.