Sep 15, 2011; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs former player Fred Smoot attends the game against Louisiana State Tigers during the second half at Davis Wade Stadium. Louisiana State defeat Mississippi State 19-6. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Fred Smoot Describes Vikings Love Boat as Trip Through the Okra Patch


For the vast majority of the population, okra is known as an edible plant. For former NFL player Fred Smoot, it’s so much more.

Smoot, who played for both the Washington Redskins (two separate occasions) and Minnesota Vikings during his nine year NFL career is more well known for his “Love Boat” chartering than his on-field performances.

You’ll probably recall back in 2005, Smoot put together a “cruise” which involved a handful of his Viking teammates. Smoot along with others rented a boat on Lake Minnetonka and hired prostitutes escorts to have a “sex party” on the boat. It of course got out of hand (shocking) which lead to charges being filed against Smoot and others, leading to the Vikings releasing the defensive back.

Fast forward to 2013 where Smoot decided to do a “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit. Needless to say, while the vast majority of answers were standard, there was a moment which turned pretty, well, you decide:

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If that’s called “running through the okra patch”, I’m not sure I want to know what the salad bowl is.

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  • Ragnar

    Not very surprising, this is Bryant McKinnie we are talking about here folks. He’ll eat anything in front of him.

    • Mckinneyweeny

      like sausage