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    Unreal! This guy should not be allowed back! In other words he is broke and needs some cash.


    Dolphins | Williams Wants to Return - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:11:39 -0700

    Updating ongoing reports, ESPN's John Clayton reports retired Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams is looking to find out what his status is with the league in terms of where he stands in his retirement and the league's substance abuse program. According to Clayton, it appears Williams has had a "reality check" now that he's toured the world. He is looking to clarify everything to find out whether or not and possibly when he could return to the NFL with the Dolphins.

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    Hard to pay for the stash when you're not earning that weekly paycheck.

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    • #3
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      But, will the Dolphins welcome him back, or will they be concerned about his stability? You know what they say, here today, ganga tommorow!

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by AvengerRam
        You know what they say, here today, ganga tommorow!
        OOOOOOOH SNAP!!!

        Won't Williams have to sit out a year anyways because of his third substance abuse violation though?

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        • #5
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          I think the Hippie lettuce has really taken over! :redface:

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          • #6
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            As we as Rams fans know all to well......fans are forgiving if you produce. Ricky produces. He will catch some heck early, but just wait till he busts one of his long runs on someone.

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              Before Williams tries to reenter the NFL, I suggest he has his supplier's manufacturing facilities tested for contamination. No respectable weed produces such confusion ... his batch should be recalled like Vioxx ...

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by txramsfan
                As we as Rams fans know all to well......fans are forgiving if you produce. Ricky produces. He will catch some heck early, but just wait till he busts one of his long runs on someone.
                That's what I hate about the NFL...Who cares if the guy is a worthless piece of crap...as long as he makes big plays then it is OK...ahem L Little...It sets a bad precedent for young athletes all over the country

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                • #9
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                  dont hate the NFL for it, hate us, the fans, if we didn't put such a high price on winning (people calling for coaches heads if they lose 2 or 3 games in a row) and started booing players who are criminals/immoral then teams wont play them. Its the fans that have made it what it is.
                  The Breakfast Club. You want cheese with that?

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                  • #10
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                    The Dolphins reportedly want to trade Ricky if he does come back. I can only imagine what they'll get.

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                    • #11
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                      I am not impressed. To make a decision to leave is a statement. To come crawling back after taking a good look thru the ol checkbook is just plain silly. Apparently Ricky does not know much about planning for the future.
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                      • #12
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                        I believe Ricky will have to serve a four-month suspension if he comes back, unless he works something out with the league. Of course the Dolphins want to trade him - they're not about to let him F them over again, especially since that seems to be recurring (New Orleans). I'd love to see him play for the Raiders. It just sounds so perfect.

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                          I would not want him anywhere NEAR my team, period, I don't care how good he is.

                          Pay $8 million or GET PAID $8 million, seems like an easy decision.

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                          • #14
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                            RW ... two words: "stay away". :tough:

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                            • Nick
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                              by Nick
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                              "Ricky indicated to me that he is no longer interested in resuming his career at this time," Williams' lawyer, David Cornwell, said in a statement e-mailed to the Associated Press on Thursday.

                              The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner needed to let the league know by Thursday so he could be moved from the retired list to the suspended list by the deadline. He would have served the suspension for the Miami Dolphins' final four games, starting Dec. 12 at Denver.

                              "David Cornwell informed our office that Ricky Williams has declined to accept the terms of his reinstatement," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

                              Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene wouldn't comment, saying the matter is between Williams and the NFL.

                              Williams, 27, stunned his team by retiring shortly before Miami opened training camp in July. The Dolphins filed a lawsuit in federal court against the running back, seeking the $8.6 million an arbitrator ruled he owes the team for breaching his contract. Williams is fighting the decision.

                              He is now enrolled in a 17-month course at the California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley, Calif., studying holistic medicine.

                              The talks to allow Williams back into the league involved a promise to return to the field next season and to re-enter the NFL drug program immediately, including being tested on a regular basis.

                              "The NFL sought assurances that Ricky is indeed committed to playing," Cornwell said.

                              Williams gave up the $5 million he would have earned this season, which would have been his sixth in the NFL, amid reports he faced suspension for substance abuse.

                              He rushed for 3,225 yards in two seasons with the Dolphins, including a league-leading 1,853 yards in 2002. Miami acquired him from New Orleans after the 2001 season.

                              But without Williams, the Dolphins have gone into a tailspin. They're 2-9 and will finish with a losing record for the first time since 1988.

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                            • Nick
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                            • Nick
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                              by Nick
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                            • ZigZagRam
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                              by ZigZagRam
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                              "He wants to get on with his life, wants to move on to bigger and better things," Herald reporter and ESPN commentator Dan Le Betard told SportsCenter.

                              According to the Herald's report, Williams wants to travel the world and is tired of the demands and restraints of a professional football career.

                              "I just don't want to be in this business anymore," Williams told the paper. "I was never strong enough to not play football, but I'm strong enough now. I've considered everything about this. Everyone has thrown every possible scenario at me about why I shouldn't do this, but they're in denial. I'm happy with my decision.

                              "I'm finally free. I can't remember ever being this happy."

                              According to Le Batard, the Dolphins are stunned by the news and members of the organization are still trying to talk Williams out of his decision, one the Herald says should be finalized this week when Williams faxes his retirement papers to the league.

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