Ricky Williams Signed To The Argos...
- 05-29-2006, 04:32 AM
- 05-29-2006, 10:50 AM
Not really sure on that one but I have to admit I might actually check out a couple of Argos games this year
05-29-2006, 01:33 PM
Yeah, I think it may raise some serious ethical issues in that the CFL is basically saying "It's okay to do drugs". Even moreso in that they are not honouring the contract of another league to do so.
05-29-2006, 01:36 PM
They are a business. This will make the league a lot of money.
It's good for Rickey.
And, as far as ethics, I know Nick Saban isn't the bastion of them (cough LSU cough) but he and the Dolphins supported Ricky and said they'd take him back when his suspension is up.
05-29-2006, 01:46 PM
It's my understanding that this is quite common in the CFL (American players going up there after being suspended or banned for failing US drug tests). In RW's case, he has to sit out a year suspension....might as well stay in shape playing if the Argos will have him. I think the Argos have asked him to make some public anti-drug statements as part of the deal (for the kids, ya know).
05-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Yeah, the Argos do about 50 community events a year, which they obviously want him to be a part of. I guess all things considered this is a fairly mild suspension, all he did was smoke weed. Half the players in the NFL have killed somebody, so I suppose his mistakes pale in comparison.Originally Posted by yeahright
05-29-2006, 04:25 PM
05-29-2006, 05:27 PM
Ha!..No, it's de-criminalized. Under an Oz there is no criminal charge layed, but it is still illegal. Though, I don't see it being completely legalized under our current administration. So, Ricky must be happy!Originally Posted by jmh80
05-29-2006, 06:14 PM
I was reading that your government (the previous one) was about to legalize it but the US government threatened to inspect every truck crossing the border, thus devastating the Canadian economy....so the plan was shelved.Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
05-29-2006, 06:24 PM
Pretty much. As much as I hate to admit, every Prime Minister in Canadian history has failed to diversify the Canadian market into a global one, effectively rendering Canada incapable of surviving (under the current conditions) w/o the huge fiscal influence of the United States. The most unfortunate aspect of this fiscal hedgemony is how it has consistently affected our legal policies. The legalization of marijuana a prime example. What's also sad is your government's willingness to take full and blatant advantage of this. I.E., no Canadian presence in Iraq = prolonging the Canadian beef stoppage, BC softwood lumber tariffs, Nova Scotia Cod situation, etc, etc.Originally Posted by yeahright
05-29-2006, 10:27 PM
I agree.....and if Vancouver would just start treating their sewage like a world-class city in a civilized country, I'd have complete sympathy for you (they currently dump raw sewage into a waterway which carries it south into the states).Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
05-29-2006, 10:30 PM
Haha..Yeah, that's BC though..They are savage hippies out there. I am in Alberta, we are civilized hicks (not me though)Originally Posted by yeahright
05-30-2006, 12:55 AM
05-30-2006, 03:52 AM
damn im gonna miss ricky but at least we have ronnie brown to fill his shoes this kid is going to be the next big thing in the nfl. ill see u suckas at the superbowl in our city . did you noticed that ricky finally shave the **** off his face and head so he must be happy.
06-01-2006, 08:16 PM
I think Ricky is going to have a great season in Canada with less pressure than what he is subjected to in the NFL.
When it comes down to it, he's just a really akward guy (remember when he did a whole post game interview in his helmet due to his social anxiety) with a boat load of talent. To some people, substances like weed help them overcome issues like social anxiety...not that it's right.
06-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Yeah canada takes it up the a$$ and then someone points out one little thing that canada does wrong. P.s i live in B.c damn it so im not sure if i prove or discredit your statement!Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
I think ricky is a boy in a mans body he's too immature and has some psycological probs and he IS however and amazing footballer and he WILL fill the seats.
Last edited by somewhatgifted; 06-01-2006 at 08:28 PM. Reason: typo
06-03-2006, 01:51 AM
This is a good business move for Toronto. They get a RB with all-pro skills at a good rate. The Canadian rules don't favor the running game (3 downs per series) but he'll at least be playing and will have to improve his receiving skills.
06-03-2006, 02:18 AM
Yeah, he'll get alot of recieving touches maybe (if they put him in the slotback position) for certain plays.Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
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