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Cochise
10-05-2004, 09:41 PM
...too broke to afford the KB?


Williams wants to rejoin Dolphins, agent says
Dave Goldberg / Associated Press
Posted: 48 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) - Ricky Williams wants to rejoin the Miami Dolphins and has asked the NFL how soon he can return, his agent said Tuesday.

It's unclear whether Williams must serve a suspension the rest of this season for repeated violations of the league drug program. He has asked the NFL for a hearing to clarify his status, but no date has been set.

"Ricky has asked me to explore and to try to facilitate his return," said his agent, Leigh Steinberg. "He has a passion for playing football and is excited about playing."

The 2002 NFL rushing champion stunned the Dolphins when he retired just before training camp in late July. Steinberg declined to discuss his client's change of heart, but on Sept. 24, Williams was ordered by an arbitrator to repay more than $8.6 million to the team for breaching his contract.

A Dolphins source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the team's understanding is that Williams can't play this year because of his drug-program violations.

Steinberg and the Dolphins declined to say whether there have been recent conversations between the two parties.

"This is an issue between the player, his representative and the league," Dolphins general manager Rick Spielman said. "Accordingly, we don't have a comment on the matter."

Last week, coach Dave Wannstedt said he hadn't talked to Williams in about a month.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to comment on the situation.

Since retiring, Williams has traveled to Asia and Australia, but Steinberg said he's now in the United States.

"He's in excellent shape," Steinberg said. "He has been working out regularly and looks great."

Williams and the Dolphins traded long distance barbs in the days after he quit. But the Dolphins' 0-4 start - their worst since 1966 - would likely make them more inclined to take him back.

Williams, 27, has given many reasons for retiring. He expressed a desire to continue smoking marijuana, and he said he was unhappy about his contract, a workload he considered excessive and Miami's new offensive coordinator Chris Foerster.

He acknowledged testing positive for marijuana three times. Under league rules, a player in the NFL's drug program faces suspension if he returns in the calendar year after he announces his retirement. If he returns after a year, he faces a lesser suspension.

The arbitrator's award of more than $8.6 million to the Dolphins involved bonus money included in Williams' contract, which runs through 2007. After mailing a letter to Williams asking him either to report or pay the money back, the team sought arbitration.

The Dolphins may be headed toward their first losing season since 1988. They have scored only two touchdowns in four games without Williams, who rushed for 3,225 in two seasons after being obtained in a trade with New Orleans.

Frazod
10-05-2004, 09:43 PM
Were I a Miami fan, I'd rather see the team go 0-16 than have this wastoid psycho f#ckball EVER suit up for them again.

Bowser
10-05-2004, 09:44 PM
What a jackoff this guy is.

cdcox
10-05-2004, 09:45 PM
Were I a Miami fan, I'd rather see the team go 0-16 than have this wastoid psycho f#ckball EVER suit up for them again.

What he said.

Deberg_1990
10-05-2004, 09:46 PM
Were I a Miami fan, I'd rather see the team go 0-16 than have this wastoid psycho f#ckball EVER suit up for them again.


nicely put....any team that thinks they are going to be a SB contender after they sign this guy are delusional......Hes got talent but zero heart for the game.

Frazod
10-05-2004, 09:50 PM
nicely put....any team that thinks they are going to be a SB contender after they sign this guy are delusional......Hes got talent but zero heart for the game.

Not to mention a brain that can be dried, rolled up and smoked. :shake:

Ebolapox
10-05-2004, 09:54 PM
f*ck, f*ck, f*ck
mother, mother, f*ck
mother mother, f*ck f*ck
motherf*ck, motherf*ck,
noise noise noise
1,2
1-2-3-4
noise, noise, noise
smoking weed, smoking weed
doin' coke, drinking beers
drinking beers, beers, beers
rolling fatties, smoking blunts
who smokes the blunts?
we smoke the blunts
rollin' blunts and smoking them

(can I get a dime bag??)

fifteen bucks, little man--
put that sh*t in my hand
if that money doesn't show,
then you owe me, owe me, owe

my jungle love--hey--
o-we, oh-we, oh
I think I wanna know ya, know ya,
yeah, what??

-EB-

Deberg_1990
10-05-2004, 09:55 PM
I wonder what those Philly fans who booed the Eagles at the 99 NFL draft feel like these days?? The Eagles look like genuises now for choosing McNabb over Williams....

Coach
10-05-2004, 09:55 PM
Man, I wonder how his teammates would respond to this....

Probably not alot of love I can guarentee you that.

Jenny Gump
10-05-2004, 09:56 PM
What an assclown. Maybe he decided that being a rich stoner is better than being a broke stoner.

Miles
10-05-2004, 09:56 PM
From what i have heard, if he comes back and Miami trades him it will shit all over their cap.

Frazod
10-05-2004, 09:57 PM
I wonder what those Philly fans who booed the Eagles at the 99 NFL draft feel like these days?? The Eagles look like genuises now for choosing McNabb over Williams....

No shit. They dodged a big, stupid bullet.

Cochise
10-05-2004, 09:58 PM
From what i have heard, if he comes back and Miami trades him it will shit all over their cap.

Well, I thnk they have a couple years to clear it before they have to worry about not being a punching bag for the entire AFC.

Miles
10-05-2004, 10:05 PM
Well, I thnk they have a couple years to clear it before they have to worry about not being a punching bag for the entire AFC.

I figure David Boston will be back next year and revitalize their passing game ;)

Ugly Duck
10-05-2004, 10:08 PM
What a jackoff this guy is.Give the guy a break... he's wrestling with a powerful dilema right now:

"Should I pay the fins $8.5 million, or should I play for them? Pay them $8.5 mil, or play? So, so difficult...."

Frazod
10-05-2004, 10:09 PM
I figure David Boston will be back next year and revitalize their passing game ;)

That's just mean. :evil:

Frankie
10-05-2004, 11:20 PM
Does this mean the LJ for Chambers and Taylor trade is off?

Ralphy Boy
10-05-2004, 11:26 PM
Does this mean the LJ for Chambers and Taylor trade is off?
dammit Carl! I knew we should have made that trade a week ago.

Wait a minute, I know, we trade LJ straight up for Ricky. Priest can straighten him out.












Oh shut up, you knew somebody would say it. :p

Frazod
10-05-2004, 11:27 PM
I wonder what the folks over at finhaven think about this?

cdcox
10-06-2004, 06:31 AM
I wonder what the folks over at finhaven think about this?

They are probably feeling about like this:

fishhaven (http://www.djtravel.homestead.com/files/fish_heads_-_Qingping_79.jpg)

DaWolf
10-06-2004, 06:39 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see him somehow traded to the Faiders next year for a 2nd and 3rd rounder or something like that, assuming they could do something about the cap issue it might cause. No other team would touch the guy and Miami would not want him back due to the locker room trouble it would cause having a guy around who quit on you right on the eve of training camp.

Meanwhile Al Davis would be all over him. Marriage made in heaven. Plus the Faiders need a back and have Norv Turner, Pricky's former OC...

MichaelH
10-06-2004, 07:16 AM
In my opinion, he shouldn't be allowed back into professional football. He's tested positive for drug use. There shouldn't be a second chance in this case. He quit on his team and only when he was slapped with having to pay millions back did he reconsider.
Remember, this isn't the first time he's whigged out. He did it in New Orleans. He'd done it in Miami and he'll do it again.

Rain Man
10-06-2004, 09:45 AM
"Ricky has asked me to explore and to try to facilitate his return," said his agent, Leigh Steinberg. "He has a passion for playing football and is excited about playing."


BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I'll bet that Steinberg couldn't even keep a straight face while he was saying this. He probably had to fax it or something.

Molitoth
10-06-2004, 09:49 AM
Instead of coming back to play ball, maybe he could sell weed for Mr. Kravitz. Ya, sell weed to make money.