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John_Wayne
05-20-2005, 05:30 PM
NFL | R. Williams Sheds Significant Weight - from www.KFFL.com (http://www.KFFL.com)
Fri, 20 May 2005 12:30:23 -0700

Michael Silver, of SI.com, reports former Miami Dolphins (http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl) and retired RB Ricky Williams (http://www.kffl.com/player/5735/nfl) has dropped 40 pounds since he last played in 2003 and now weighs 195 pounds. As reported, Williams has yet to decide whether to return to the NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) with Miami, who has expressed interest in having Williams return.



Dolphins | More on Potential Williams' Return - from www.KFFL.com (http://www.KFFL.com)
Fri, 20 May 2005 14:31:04 -0700

Updating a previous story, agent Leigh Steinberg said retired RB Ricky Williams (http://www.kffl.com/player/1053/nfl) does have a desire to return to the Miami Dolphins (http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl). Steinberg said Williams' strong rapport with new Dolphins (http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl) head coach Nick Saban (http://www.kffl.com/player/9162/nfl) is part of the reason why he wants to return. Williams and Saban have had "some steady dialogue in the last 10 days," said Steinberg. "Ricky has expressed a desire and excitement about returning to the Dolphins (http://www.kffl.com/team/22/nfl) and playing football this season," Steinberg said. "He's keeping in shape and has been involved in a rigorous training program."

chiefs4me
05-20-2005, 05:59 PM
My feeling is he is only coming back for the money....I wonder if he quit smoking pot?

4th and Long
05-20-2005, 06:01 PM
I wonder if he quit smoking pot?
If not, he won't be playing for Miami, or anyone else for that matter.

Skip Towne
05-20-2005, 06:07 PM
Does he have a suspension yet to serve or is that over with?

TRR
05-20-2005, 06:37 PM
Williams has to serve a 4 game suspension if he comes back.

I wouldn't take that guy back no matter how good he is. Miami is in for a lot of trouble if they allow him to come back.

foxman
05-20-2005, 06:45 PM
Wizzinator

4th and Long
05-20-2005, 06:52 PM
Wizzinator
ROFL The obvious answer but none the less, funny as hell. ROFL

John_Wayne
05-20-2005, 08:22 PM
A friend of mine is the biggest Phins fan you can fine and he said that the great majority of Phins fans would be totally peeved if Ricky was allowed to come back. They HATE that dude!!!!!

KCWolfman
05-20-2005, 08:42 PM
Can he play corner?

Ultra Peanut
05-20-2005, 08:46 PM
I feel for him, because I know all about how shitty SAD is, but I don't think I'd want him on my team if I were in charge of running one.

Skip Towne
05-20-2005, 08:51 PM
If not, he won't be playing for Miami, or anyone else for that matter.
I dunno, he might get a Whizzinator and fool everybody.

Wile_E_Coyote
05-21-2005, 09:02 AM
Saturday, May 21, 2005

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/dolphins/content/sports/epaper/2005/05/21/a1b_ricky_0521.html

The agent for Ricky Williams said Friday the retired running back "absolutely" will report to Dolphins training camp in July.

"Ricky's made the decision he wants to play again," Leigh Steinberg said.


Asked when Williams can be expected to make a final decision about returning to the Dolphins, Steinberg said: "He has. He's expressed his desire to play this year."

Steinberg said he has been in constant contact with Williams in the past several months and especially in the past 10 days, since Williams returned to California from a monthlong stay in India.

Dolphins coach Nick Saban, who said Thursday that Williams was "very, very interested in coming back,'' was not available for comment about Steinberg's remarks. But team spokesman Harvey Greene released a statement from Saban about all topics concerning Williams.

"I'm concerned with the players that are here getting ready for the season, and my conversations with Ricky are confidential," Saban said.
Steinberg said Williams has spoken several times to Saban in recent days.

"He feels a very natural rapport with coach Saban, and I think that's a very positive factor,'' Steinberg said.

Although Steinberg insists Williams plans to return, the running back didn't sound as certain in an online chat with a Sports Illustrated reporter Wednesday night. When asked if he planned to play football again, SI.com reported that Williams said, "I honestly do not know.''

The online report also said Williams weighs 195 pounds about 30 pounds lighter than he weighed in his last season with the Dolphins. Steinberg didn't dispute the player's reported weight.

"He just returned from a respected yoga teaching center in India," said Steinberg, who added that Williams is now a certified yoga instructor.

"That is a very strenuous physical discipline which fortunately allowed him to keep in shape. But since he's been back in California, he has been working out."

Despite Williams' uncertainty in the online interview, Steinberg believes he wants to play.

"Ricky never lost his love for football. It's just a question of whether he wanted to play in the NFL," Steinberg said. "And I think in the time away he's realized that he misses it and he's excited about rejoining the Dolphins."

Williams said online that he believes he can play two more seasons.
"I've still got 4,000 yards left in me," Williams wrote, meaning a pair of 2,000-yard rushing seasons. "Who is gonna turn that down?"

Steinberg declined to comment about issues blocking Williams' return to the NFL. He faces a drug suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and he owes the Dolphins $8.6 million for violating his contract through last summer's sudden retirement.

Williams, who reportedly tested positive for marijuana three times, can't rejoin the Dolphins until July because his retirement triggered a one-year suspension under the league's drug policy. Williams is also subject to an in-season suspension and fine.

"He owes a four-game suspension provided he comes back after the one-year anniversary of his retirement," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
A source said Williams is considering challenging the four-game suspension.

Steinberg wouldn't comment about Williams' personal life, but a source who has spoken to Williams said he has been drug- and alcohol-free since he enrolled at the California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley, Calif., last fall to study holistic medicine.

"If he wasn't going to be in rehab, he was probably in the best place for him," the source said. "They don't believe in any of that stuff there."

jeffrho68
05-21-2005, 09:27 AM
"Ricky's made the decision he wants to play again," Leigh Steinberg said.

Asked when Williams can be expected to make a final decision about returning to the Dolphins, Steinberg said: "He has. He's expressed his desire to play this year."Why should the Fish give a f**k what Ricky wants? This headcase quits on his team so he can pursue his love of smoking dope, and he expects to walk back in and play? Hmmmm... Could this decision have something to do with him owing almost 9 Mil to the Fish?? What an celf-centered a**hole. There's no way I would want someone like this on my team.

Dave Lane
05-21-2005, 10:27 AM
Can he play corner?


He has as many interceptions as most of our CBs so ya maybe...

Dave

KCChiefsMan
05-21-2005, 02:43 PM
He has as many interceptions as most of our CBs so ya maybe...

Dave

Ricky Williams has the same amount of interceptions that William Bartee has

Gaz
05-22-2005, 06:11 AM
Are the Dolphins really this desperate?

xoxo~
Gaz
Would not touch Williams with the proverbial 10-footer.

JimNasium
05-22-2005, 08:09 AM
I won't believe any of this until Nick Athan says it is so.

KCWolfman
05-22-2005, 08:22 AM
Are the Dolphins really this desperate?

xoxo~
Gaz
Would not touch Williams with the proverbial 10-footer.

If you had a ten footer, why would Ricky be an option?

Nightfyre
05-22-2005, 11:17 AM
Ricky Williams: Intends to Report to Training Camp
RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
Saturday, May 21, 2005

Update: Williams' agent says the running back absolutely intends to report to Dolphins training camp this summer, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Recommendation: We'll be more certain once we hear from new coach Nick Saban and the NFL, as Williams is still facing a possible suspension for drug use. Williams can't rejoin the Dolphins until July because his retirement triggered a one-year suspension under the league's drug policy. "He owes a four-game suspension provided he comes back after the one-year anniversary of his retirement," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. It's also worth noting that reports say Williams now weighs as little as 195 pounds, something Williams' agent doesn't dispute.

http://fantasysports.yahoo.com/analysis/news?slug=rotowire-ickyilliamsntendstoe&prov=rotowire&type=lgns&league=nfl

BIG_DADDY
05-22-2005, 11:37 AM
What kind of rigorous training program would involve losing 40lbs since he was last in football shape? That would have to be the crack daddy program.

NewChief
05-22-2005, 11:41 AM
What kind of rigorous training program would involve losing 40lbs since he was last in football shape? That would have to be the crack daddy program.


I think he lost the 40 lbs. while living and eating like a hippy for the last year. Probably was eating a raw foods type diet which will take the freaking pounds off.

BIG_DADDY
05-22-2005, 11:43 AM
I think he lost the 40 lbs. while living and eating like a hippy for the last year. Probably was eating a raw foods type diet which will take the freaking pounds off.

It's not like he was fat, were talking 40lbs of muscle here.

NewChief
05-22-2005, 11:48 AM
It's not like he was fat, were talking 40lbs of muscle here.

Yeah, but that 40 lb. of muscle was probably kept on through working out and eating like an athlete while he was still trying to compete. Stop working out, start doing nothing but yoga and running, and start eating vegetarian/raw foods diet, and you're going to drop some pounds.

That's all just speculation, though.

BIG_DADDY
05-22-2005, 11:51 AM
Yeah, but that 40 lb. of muscle was probably kept on through working out and eating like an athlete while he was still trying to compete. Stop working out, start doing nothing but yoga and running, and start eating vegetarian/raw foods diet, and you're going to drop some pounds.

That's all just speculation, though.

If he doesn't put on at least 20 pounds he's gonna get killed out there.

NewChief
05-22-2005, 11:53 AM
If he doesn't put on at least 20 pounds he's gonna get killed out there.

No shit. Hell, he needs to put on all 40 lbs with his running style. He's a bruiser and needs the weight.

JimNasium
05-22-2005, 11:58 AM
No shit. Hell, he needs to put on all 40 lbs with his running style. He's a bruiser and needs the weight.
Perhaps he can come up with a strategy to increase his appetite. He might also consult with Priest as I understand that nachos are an excellent source of protein.

Frazod
05-22-2005, 12:00 PM
I can't imagine why ANYBODY would want this piece of shit back. Seriously. If I was a Dolphins fan, the very notion of his return would infuriate me.

Bwana
05-22-2005, 12:09 PM
I can't imagine why ANYBODY would want this piece of shit back. Seriously. If I was a Dolphins fan, the very notion of his return would infuriate me.

I would have to agree. The guy is a total head case. :shake:

BIG_DADDY
05-22-2005, 03:08 PM
No shit. Hell, he needs to put on all 40 lbs with his running style. He's a bruiser and needs the weight.

Yea he ain't no twinkle toes out there he better find the weight pile and his appetite quick.