Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Ricky Williams Retirement?


bassman186

Recommended Posts

What do you guys think about Ricky Williams retireing because of a Marijuana addiction that he can't pass? I heard he failed the 3rd drug test and hence retired, plus I also heard he is leaving ths US and going to Puerto Rico to live?

There goes my fantasy season!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Weird....whatever turns your wheel !

[This message has been edited by Guido (edited 08-01-2004).]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What a waste of talent. How sad is that, he chooses getting high over football. Then hangs his teammates out to dry. Ricky go find a hole to crawl into and never come out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Maybee he didnt want to play for Miami and this was a way out of his contract. I'm sure the guy can afford to take the year off and come back next year to play for Oakland. Probably wasnt the smartest way to do it though. They make stuff to drink that will make you pass a drug test, he could've passed one of the three if he wanted to.

Oh, and I heard it was Asia he was going to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think we will ever see Ricky again in the NFL. He said if he was ever interested in playing again that he likes the Raiders but even Oakland has drug tests so he would have to face a suspension of some kind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 weeks I think, but Miami would own him for another year if he did come back next year. I'm sure there is a way out though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Miami would retain his rights and he would have to be traded to another team. And the Dolphins could demand quality draft choices. This is the Barry Sanders situation.

That and if he has drug issues as alleged, and was facing games off, he would have to sit those out with the new team. That would bring his value down.

I hear the fins are going after the signing bonus. Ricky going to have to cut down on the reefer if he loses that bonus. smile.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As a die-hard Dolphin fan I have been keeping up on this deal. Walleyehawk is right, Miami retains his rights for the length of his retirement. His retirement years do not factor in his contract years. He is the Dolphins property, and if he ever wants to play in the NFL again, it will be on the Dolphins terms.

As far as my thoughts on Ricky....Well, I'll just keep those to myself. I do not want to get banned from this awesome site. Hehehe.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Farley writes:
(posted 08-10-2004 03:41 PM) "...They make stuff to drink that will make you pass a drug test, he could've passed one of the three if he wanted to."

According to ESPN (as told to them by Ricky Williams), he drank the masking drink for his previous drug tests, but failed 2 of them anyway.

Report: Ricky Williams Decides To Retire
July 25, 2004

Miami (AP) --- Ricky Williams has told the Miami Dolphins that he's retiring after just five years in the NFL, The Miami Herald reported on its website Sunday.

Williams said he was overjoyed by his decision.
..."You can't understand how free I feel," Williams told the Herald in a cell phone interview Saturday before boarding a plane in Hawaii and heading to Asia to begin several months of travel.

The 27-year-old running back, who started his career with the New Orleans Saints, said he plans to file his retirement papers with the NFL on Monday or Tuesday...

...Williams said there was no chance he would change his mind.

In May, three South Florida newspapers reported that Williams tested positive for marijuana and faced a fine of at least $650,000 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy for a second time since joining the Dolphins...
...Williams told the Herald his failed marijuana tests had a minor influence on his decision to retire, but was only one of many factors. It didn't cause him to retire, he said, as much as reinforce his reasons for wanting to do so...
...Williams' two seasons with the Dolphins have been the best of his career. He set a team record with 1,853 yards rushing in 2002. He followed that with 1,372 yards last season...


I think he just is plain sick of being in the league, he doesn't enjoy football as much as he once used to. He also has a disdain for the media and public scrutiny. He's a quiet-type and prefers to take his millions he's already earned (and believe me, he's earned every penny playing for the Saints and Dolphins) and walk away from football, while he can still walk. He owes the league nothing. He also has made more money in 5 years than you or I will make in a lifetime...he'll do just fine.

[This message has been edited by BackHerUp (edited 09-06-2004).]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If I had to bet I'd say he winds up broke and comes crawling back to the league. That's just my opinion. Professional athletes and other people that come in to money seem to lose it just as quickly. I'm not saying Ricky is like Mike Tyson, but that's one example. Ricky has said he's not worried because he's been poor, but he's just about to find out what it's like to be rich and then be poor. Like I said its just my opinion, and he doesn't owe anyone any explanation or reason. (Except the Miami locker room).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Piker,
You need to look a little more closely at Ricky.

He does not lead the extravagant lifestyle that most multi-million $$ athletes do. Read a little more about him and you'll see what I mean. For example, living in tin and grass shacks in Jamaica...no pun intended with the word grass...lol. Travelling with nothing but a backpack into third world countries, etc, etc.

I think his millions will last him for quite some time. No need for him to return for the sake of money.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know he's off doing all those things, but he's probably still living in a house or two stateside with some nice cars. I don't know, you might be right but I think he'll come crawling back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Hopefully, my other prediction of the Vikings and the Ravens in the Super Bowl works out too.

Ricky's a punk that doesn't care about football, his teammates or anything other than that fat contract he lost. He's found his passion for football surprisingly after having his signing bonus usurped.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Dolphins might be owning one of those "grass huts" pretty soon. The are heading to federal court in an attempt to put some muscle behind the arbitrators ruling. Get a judgement, mahn....

Ricky has one choice left. The Raiders. No other team is going to mess with his issues and pay the price the Dolphins want with draft picks. He has cost the team alot this year. A coach likely, attendance will go down, value of the franchise falls with the bad record, etc. There are too many other idiots in the league with Keeshawn and T.O. Plus the drug history means constant tests and the next one will cost him a year. Onterrio Smith is in the same boat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wouldn't group TO and Keyshawn in the same group as Onterio Smith and Ricky Williams. It's one thing to run off at the mouth and another to be so dumb that you can't stop smoking pot to make millions of dollars. Now Koren Robinson is getting suspended for drugs, hopefully Jerry Rice can straighten him out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Kayak1310
      Has anyone fished the Rum River between Onamia and the Wayside landing around this time of year before? I'm looking to take a trip with the kayak over labor day, but wanted to make that stretch would be deep enough to float (I'm ok with occasionally dragging the kayak, but I don't want to take my girlfriend on a 9 mile hike in ankle deep water), and that there'd be a realistic chance to hook into some good smallies. I will be doing strictly catch and release, I just want to get out and have some topwater fun. I had heard from some that the stretch of river in question may be better in June, so I wasn't for sure.    If that stretch of river is no good, is there another that you'd recommend?   I appreciate any help.
    • leech~~
      Word: Fish with Dad more!  👍   "I finally got into some larger fish with my Father"
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...  Walleye fishing has been good all summer and is still strong.  Lots of limits of walleyes along with some big fish being caught.  Lake levels continue to drop thankfully.  Boat ramps are open and charters / guides continue to be on fish. Drifting spinners still producing.  Hammered gold, pink, orange, glow white, glow red or a combo of some of these colors working well.  Usually a two or three hook harness with just a few inches of crawler off of the back hook.  Good success jigging for walleyes.  This technique usually slows down in August, but this year it is still working great.  Using a frozen emerald shiner is the go to. Big walleyes being found, as a rule, over deep mud.  Jigging, spinners and crankbaits are all catching the big fish.   Nice eaters still set up in 15-20' outside both gaps on the south end of the lake as well as numerous areas of Big Traverse Bay.   Lots of anglers running north if conditions allow.   On the Rainy River...   Some good walleye, sturgeon and smallmouth bass reports from the Rainy River.  Water levels continue to drop.   Shoreline breaks, current breaks, weed edges and holes holding a mixed bag. Sturgeon anglers are reporting good numbers of fish.  Putting in a couple of days normally results in some success.  Holes and flats or saddles just off of the current good areas to look at. Up at the NW Angle...  Lots of walleyes along with a mixed bag is the norm.  Some anglers fishing MN waters, others boating into Ontario waters from the Angle and fishing there.  Good reports across the board. Angle resorts are located in MN right on the border.  Checking in with Canada Customs and being vaccinated is not needed if boating from the U.S. to Canada and not touching land, docks, anchoring, mooring or exchanging goods or services.   Little Traverse Bay (large open water east of Little Oak Island) still holding good numbers of walleyes over deep mud. Typical summer spots are producing.  Sunken islands, neck down areas with moving water and points.  With 14,552 islands, lots of places to fish. Muskie anglers reporting fish have been active with good numbers being caught. Various ways to travel to the Angle. 1.  Drive through Canada to the Angle  (must be vaccinated, no covid test required) 2.  LOW Passenger Service (charter boat service across the lake avoiding customs)  3.  Lake Country Air (fly from various Midwest locations to LOW and NW Angle) 4.  Take your own boat.  (Safety first, this is a 40 mile ride over big water)  
    • gimruis
      I have been out four times this season since mid July.  I caught some smaller ones the first couple trips, but Saturday I finally got into some larger fish with my Father.  The bigger ones are tiger muskies in the mid 30 inch range.  I had another one on that made these look small.  We got a good look at it when it surfaced and spit the hook with a head shake.  Appeared to be 45+ inches, which is enormous for a hybrid.
    • gimruis
      I saw a fair amount of wood ducks and teal in the Rum River a couple weeks ago when I was floating it for smallmouth bass.  More so than usual.   I hear ya on the ducks though.  There just isn't nearly as many as there used to be, which is why I stopped hunting them.  Hard to justify the time investment and scouting that is required when it only produces a few ducks per season.  I used to harvest about 35/season just 10 years ago too.
    • BobT
      Need to read bottom and mark fish while on plane   Marking fish while on plane? Is this even practical? At that speed, my guess is you'd go over it so fast a fish might show up as a dot on the screen. I've never thought that would be possible. Am I wrong? 
    • Rick
    • Wanderer
      I’ve only seen teal one morning on the river.  Absolutely nothing in all the evenings I’ve been out.  Hard to get excited about hunting around home. 😒
    • DarrenBell
      I wouldn't be able to compose an A+ swot analysis essay examples without the best samples I found on the site. Every essay example is free. https://proessays.net/essays/category/swot-analysis
    • DarrenBell
      Public Administration in any sphere is a complicated process. In public service, there is a high level of responsibility. Every decision may affect large groups of people. There are many challenging points in Public Administration in public service. For example, public administration servants might face a lack of clarity or conflict regarding goals. Public Administration is difficult when there are numerous parties involved. Public Administration essay in public service should also be as objective as possible. There are voting sessions in various committees that help reach the objectiveness. However, if a suggestion gets 50% of votes among street-level bureaucrats, how should this be interpreted? Is a minor preponderance of votes enough to accept a proposal? The sphere implies a focus on societal needs. Sometimes the needs of the target population differ from the common societal ones. In such cases, public administration specialists need to find a balance between those interests. Bureaucrats at street level need to take into consideration many factors. In some cases, it might be challenging to figure out what to do. It is especially true if the decision regards a long-term perspective. Any public service organization has an established pattern for effective decision-making. Such models might involve many formalities. As a result, the process might be extremely time-consuming. https://proessays.net/essays/category/public-administration Related Resources: https://renkulab.io/gitlab/-/snippets/2871 https://www.ridesharetalks.com/?qa=356716/economics-essay-example https://gitlab.syntra-limburg.be/-/snippets/1240 https://forum.making-stories.com/d/296-government-essay-examples
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.