I'd take his strangeness/income over my income any day of the week....Originally Posted by size
I watched an interview of Eric Dickerson a couple of years back and he was asked about a few of the top running backs. He said Ricky williams "did not have the heart" to make a big impact on the game.
I guess he was right.
Its obvious hes going to Thailand to become a bodybuilder...
Originally Posted by Jarconis
He is one jacked mofo.
Ah I over looked the fact that he totaly screwed the Dolphins because now they have 0 running game. It would have been ok to do it in say march, but right now with training camp and pre-season around to corner it was a pretty dick move.
Yup but it will probably equal 2 wins for the patriots so I am happy about it.Ah I over looked the fact that he totaly screwed the Dolphins because now they have 0 running game. It would have been ok to do it in say march, but right now with training camp and pre-season around to corner it was a pretty dick move
Yeah....Ricky Williams retire and now Brock Lester turns down a 4.5 million WWE contract to sign a base salary with the Minnesota Vikings. Go figure.....
dolphins werent gonna be any comp for my pats anyways, the chokin homos in teal
Maybe he's facing other charges?
Or maybe he just wants to do drugs and young prostitutes in a country that permits it.
If it's the second one, he won't be coming back to play ball...it's not like he's a musician and can get away with, either physically or publicly.
He's been hanging out alot latley with Lenny Kravits...wants to be a rock star..
Put his picture in the dictionary next to the word FOOL.
A huge waste of prodigious talent.
Someday he'll wake up somewhere and realize what a capital F Fool he is for squandering it all.
I mean if the guy doesn't want to play football, or retire at the top of his game or whatever, that's fine. But what I'm reading in the news is that the guy is just a flake who'd rather be able to smoke dope whenever he feels like it.
The only upside for me personally, is that I've had my kids read the articles as a lesson in life about how recreational drugs can RUIN a person. The guy makes more money in 1 FOOTBALL game than I make in 4 years salary, and he's walking away from that, the notoriety, the privilege and the honor associated with being an elite athelete among elite atheletes................. to be a pothead.
But frankly, I'd rather have some criminal loser from today's headlines to be able to drive a point like that home.
It's really, really disappointing to see this from someone like him.
Agreed. The amount of God given raw talent he has wasted is just plain said.
It was just reported in the Chicago Trib. that Williams faced a four-game suspension for yet another failed drug test for marijuana. The Dolphins hadn't been notified yet, but surely Williams knew. He'd have been sitting out the first quarter for the season, so he threw in the towel.
And yes, this is a great argument for the stupid decisions people make for recreational drugs...a few hours of enjoyment vs. a lifetime of success.
BTW, don't the Colts look like geniuses for not drafting his pothead ass ? I'm sure some of you remember the Colts getting blasted for taking Edgerrin James over Ricky Williams.
Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
I can't wait to see Peyton;s brother Eli croak on the field this year if he does indeed start. I don't like that guy...
Colts will be poppin though this year...look out for 'em....
I can't imagine them using him over warner.I can't wait to see Peyton;s brother Eli croak on the field this year if he does indeed start. I don't like that guy...
Colt will still have to go threw the pats.Colts will be poppin though this year...look out for 'em....
I can...Warner sucks man...Originally Posted by VanillaGorilla
Pats, they'll be no match for the Steelers this year...
I have heard that before.lolPats, they'll be no match for the Steelers this year...
BTW, I don't know if you guys know, but according to Jim Rome, Ricky Williams wants to play for the Raiders in 2005 and there's nothing the Dolphins can get in return. He will likely comment on it in his show "Rome is burning" at 9pm Pacific, 12pm Eastern
He didn't retire per say. He quit.
And a large portion of the decision was because he wants to smoke weed. I kid you not.
Here's Bill O'reilly on Williams:
Up In Smoke
By: Bill O'Reilly for BillOReilly.com
Thursday, Aug 05, 2004
Star Miami Dolphin running back Ricky Williams has walked away from millions of dollars, in part because of marijuana. Williams told the Miami Herald that he smoked weed constantly and masked his use by consuming a substance called "Extra Clean." Nevertheless, Williams failed three drug tests administered by the NFL, and finally decided to retire at age 27, citing his desire to continue smoking pot as one of the reasons.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, less than 2 percent of American youths had ever used marijuana, back in the year 1962. Forty years later, that percentage had increased to an astounding 54%. The simple question is: What dynamic has changed in America to account for the drastic increase in the consumption of marijuana?
The watershed event, of course, was the rise of the anti-war movement in the late 1960s. Smoking pot became the appetizer for the Vietnam protest entree. The rock world immediately got involved, and an intoxication celebration was underway.
Since that time, marijuana use, especially among young people, has steadily increased, and now about 20% of high school seniors smoke pot on a regular basis.
Interestingly, up until 1992, marijuana use was far more common among whites than minority Americans, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. But in the nineties, pot consumption by African-American men and women between the ages of 18 and 29 increased 224%!
The ten years between 1992 and 2002 coincided with the rise of the rap industry. Icons such as Snoop Dogg and Ludacris consistently glorified marijuana, and I believe their message fell on willing ears. A generation of Americans kids, of all colors, were (and continue to be) pounded by rhythms and lyrics encouraging a libertine lifestyle with a heavy emphasis on drug use and exploitative sex. How could this not take a toll?
Anyway, Ricky Williams and millions of other young Americans love their pot, and are willing to make great sacrifices to consume it. Think about all the good Williams could have done with the money he was earning. Life in the National Football League is no easy venture, but athletic ability is a gift that should not be discarded lightly.
The bigger picture is that marijuana use is now largely accepted by American society even in the case of young people. This is a disaster for kids. Awash in drugs and alcohol, we are now a culture where children are exposed to intoxicating agents practically from the time they reach the age of reason (7 years). And any child who becomes involved with mind altering substances loses their childhood instantly. They are never the same.
But how often do you hear the media speak out against substance consumption? It is winked at, excused, and even tacitly encouraged by many pundits and activists. That is the great change since 1962. Getting high is no longer even an issue in many quarters - it is standard procedure.
Ricky Williams should be the poster boy for the marijuana debate. The man obviously is seeking emotional comfort, and the price of that comfort is somewhere around $15 million dollars. You can't get much higher than that.
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