Now the real mystery of why the Lions cut defensive tackle Shaun Smith has come to light. Smith was one of the cuts on Saturday to get the roster to 53. The NFL has suspended Smith for four games for violating the leagues policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances, according to an ESPN report. The Lions had picked him up early in training camp after he had been cut from Cleveland.
After practice today, coach Jim Schwartz said he could not comment on the matter. PAULA PASCHE