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Monday, February 20, 2006

Keep off the grass, man

I'm sure we'll see a Dan LeBatard lecture/column about Ricky Williams being a deep thinker who needs something more than pro football to fulfill his soul or how difficult it is to be a professional athlete with time on your hands and money to burn within the next 24 hours. (Shall we take any bets as to whether or not he's the "Five Good Minutes" guest on Pardon the Interruption today?) Until then, we have a chance to point out what a dumbass Ricky Williams surely is. (Lindsey Jacobellis is probably sending him a thank you note for knocking her out of the dunce corner as we speak.)

If you didn't catch the news last night, Ricky Ganjaseed is facing a one-year suspension from the NFL for a fourth violation of its substance abuse policy. KDVR-TV in Denver reported that Williams failed a drug test, while the Miami Herald says he may have missed a required test. Either way, it's a violation. And since it would be his fourth, he's looking at a one-year ban from the league. (As Complete Sports points out, because of Williams' age, such a suspension could mean the end of his NFL career.)

This is following a season in which Half-Baked Ricky rushed for 743 yards (averaging 4.4 yards a carry) and six touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins, statistics impressive enough that the Denver Broncos were looking into trading for him. I imagine Mike Shanahan and his staff are looking into Plan B after these latest developments.

Is it a groaner of a pun if I say "What a dope"? Yes, it probably is.


  • At February 20, 2006 10:11 AM, Blogger the sports dude said…

    Some people just don't get it man, is it really that hard?

    Besides, I think he came back for one reason and one reason only... he was about to be forced into giving back his signing bonus. Seriously, the cat came back for one year so he would not have to repay it and now he can walk away, keep his money and smoke his days away. Brilliant, but a waste at the same time.

    Hey, maybe him and Charles Rogers could make a "Half Baked 2".

  • At February 20, 2006 10:36 AM, Blogger Ian C. said…

    Actually, Sports Dude, according to the Miami Herald article, the Dolphins can still collect $8.6 million for violation of his contract Ricky if they want to. They have the court decision; they just didn't act on it when Ricky came back.

  • At February 20, 2006 11:54 AM, Blogger the sports dude said…

    Ahhh... that is what I get for not reading stuff, hey, Ricky ain't the only one baked around here! Oops, did I type that outloud?!?!

    Did not know that, so I guess I will just change my stance and say yeah, he is just a dumb ass plain and simple.

  • At February 20, 2006 12:54 PM, Blogger Ian C. said…

    Sports Dude, I don't think you were wrong. I'm sure Ricky did come back so he didn't have to repay eight million bucks. (And I'm sure he needed the money he got for coming back to play.) It's just that Miami can still get it now.

  • At February 21, 2006 1:33 AM, Blogger twins15 said…

    Roffle about the Dan Le Betard comment... only because I can definitely picture that article. :D

    And yeah, I guess that "religous experience" or whatever he went on didn't help so much... what an idiot.

  • At February 21, 2006 11:41 AM, Blogger Ian C. said…

    Whatever Ricky tested positive for, it apparently wasn't marijuana. So much for all the pot jokes.


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