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BIG_DADDY
08-11-2005, 10:14 AM
What did Ricky do in his year off take psychedelics the entire time?

Williams: \"I Never Really Was Away\"
Aug 9, 12:08 PM (ET) Email this Story

By BARRY WILNER
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Ricky Williams wonders what all the fuss is about.

Williams, who returned to the NFL on Monday night with a mediocre performance - 8 yards on five carries - in Miami's 27-24 loss to Chicago in the Hall of Fame game, made it sound as if he never left the sport.

Was that one-year retirement in which he, well, dropped out, a mirage?

"It doesn't seem like I was gone, not even a week," the former NFL rushing king said. "Everywhere I go, I hear 'Welcome back.' But everywhere I have been, I have always been with myself. I'm with myself now more than ever.

"It's funny people say 'Welcome back' when I haven't gone anywhere."


He didn't go much of anywhere against the Bears, but it was the first of five preseason games and the Dolphins got their starters and second-stringers off the field pretty quickly. By the second half, Williams was relaxing on the sideline.

But Williams will need a lot more work this summer because he must sit out the first four regular-season games under an NFL suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. So to be a factor this season, he'll need a lot more out of the preseason than he got against the Bears.

Won't he?

"He looked fast, quick," coach Nick Saban said. "I was impressed."

He probably was in the minority. Williams never came close to breaking into the secondary. He was brought down easily when hit and slipped on one play where he had a little bit of running room.

Yet Williams thought it went well, right from the first hit.

"You always think it is going to be worse than it is," he said. "And usually when it happens, it is just a guy grabbing you. That's what it was.

"I honestly didn't feel like I had anything to get over with. To me, it was just another day."

With first-round draft pick Ronnie Brown, chosen second overall, still holding out, Williams figures to get a lot more work in the coming practices and the next exhibition game, at Jacksonville on Saturday. The Dolphins also are trying to figure out their quarterbacking situation and solidify their offensive line, so the tailback spot hardly is the only one in question.

Williams says he still has a hunger for the game.

"My passion for football will never go away," he said. "My coming back is more about a passion for life. But to be controlled by your passions, you are not going to be a very happy person. You are going to be running around chasing it. I'll try to keep my passion in balance."

Williams entered against Chicago on Miami's second series and had a 2-yard run. He had another 2-yard run and gained 2 yards on a swing pass on which he stumbled during the next possession.

In the second period, Williams had runs of 3, 2 and minus-1 yards. The blocking in front of him was shoddy.

The old Ricky might have made more out those carries, but it's early and the game didn't count in any standings. He felt the camaraderie was more important for now.

"The big thing was being on the sidelines with my teammates," he said. "It felt like I had never been away.

"My life might look complicated to others, but it's not complicated to me. Maybe it looks that way from the outside, but it isn't."

ptlyon
08-11-2005, 10:16 AM
Yep - sounds like a stoner to me

BIG_DADDY
08-11-2005, 10:20 AM
Yep - sounds like a stoner to me

That's psychodelics dude. Ricky just needs to put his helmut back on and run.

JUST RUN RICKY, RUN!!!!!

I wonder if they test for LSD and Shrooms. :Peace:

RedDread
08-11-2005, 10:30 AM
I don't think you can find inner peace playing one of the more violent sports on the planet.


...Or at least you can't be good while doing it.

the Talking Can
08-11-2005, 10:33 AM
mushrooms

siberian khatru
08-11-2005, 10:34 AM
"People on 'ludes should not drive."

BIG_DADDY
08-11-2005, 10:38 AM
mushrooms


Yes, absolutely some form of psychedelics. Doesn't look like Ricky ever came back from that trip.

Goapics1
08-11-2005, 10:39 AM
He looks like a homeless man with that shaggy beard.

KChiefsQT
08-11-2005, 10:39 AM
Yes, absolutely some form of psychedelics. Doesn't look like Ricky ever came back from that trip.

Maybe I should give him my tickets to Reggae on the River... from the looks of it, he would enjoy the 3-day endless high very MUCH.

Chiefs Pantalones
08-11-2005, 10:43 AM
"My passion for football will never go away," he said. "My coming back is more about a passion for life. But to be controlled by your passions, you are not going to be a very happy person. You are going to be running around chasing it. I'll try to keep my passion in balance."

ROFL This doesn't make sense. I wonder if he was high at the time he said this? If you have a passion, the only way you ARE happy is if you're living that passion and doing it.

I have a passion for sports, mostly football, so therefore I'm unhappy when I'm working at a career to be around it all the time? HIPPIE ALERT!!! STAY OFF THE DRUGS, RICKY!!

BIG_DADDY
08-11-2005, 10:50 AM
Maybe I should give him my tickets to Reggae on the River... from the looks of it, he would enjoy the 3-day endless high very MUCH.


I wonder if Rickys room is breathing at training camp.

dtebbe
08-11-2005, 11:05 AM
I have editied the story to it's original state:

What did Ricky do in his year off take psychedelics the entire time?

Williams: \"I Never Really Was Away\"
Aug 9, 12:08 PM (ET) Email this Story

By BARRY WILNER
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Ricky Williams wonders what all the fuss is about.

Williams, who returned to the NFL on Monday night with a mediocre performance - 8 yards on five carries - in Miami's 27-24 loss to Chicago in the Hall of Fame game, made it sound as if he never left the sport.

Was that one-year retirement in which he, well, dropped out, a mirage?

"DUDE, It doesn't seem like I was gone, not even a week," the former NFL rushing king said. "Everywhere I go, I hear 'Welcome back.' But DUDE everywhere I have been, I have always been with myself. I'm with myself now more than ever DUDE.

"It's funny people say 'Welcome back' when, DUDE, I haven't gone anywhere."


He didn't go much of anywhere against the Bears, but it was the first of five preseason games and the Dolphins got their starters and second-stringers off the field pretty quickly. By the second half, Williams was relaxing on the sideline.

But Williams will need a lot more work this summer because he must sit out the first four regular-season games under an NFL suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. So to be a factor this season, he'll need a lot more out of the preseason than he got against the Bears.

Won't he?

"He looked fast, quick," coach Nick Saban said. "I was impressed."

He probably was in the minority. Williams never came close to breaking into the secondary. He was brought down easily when hit and slipped on one play where he had a little bit of running room.

Yet Williams thought it went well, right from the first hit.

"DUDE, You always think it is going to be worse than it is," he said. "And usually when it happens, it is just a guy grabbing you. That's what it was.

"DUDE, I honestly didn't feel like I had anything to get over with. To me, it was just another day."

With first-round draft pick Ronnie Brown, chosen second overall, still holding out, Williams figures to get a lot more work in the coming practices and the next exhibition game, at Jacksonville on Saturday. The Dolphins also are trying to figure out their quarterbacking situation and solidify their offensive line, so the tailback spot hardly is the only one in question.

Williams says he still has a hunger for the game.

"DUDE, My passion for football will never go away," he said. "My coming back is more about a passion for life. But to be controlled by your passions, you are not going to be a very happy person. You are going to be running around chasing it. I'll try to keep my passion in balance. You know what I'm sayin' DUDE?"

Williams entered against Chicago on Miami's second series and had a 2-yard run. He had another 2-yard run and gained 2 yards on a swing pass on which he stumbled during the next possession.

In the second period, Williams had runs of 3, 2 and minus-1 yards. The blocking in front of him was shoddy.

The old Ricky might have made more out those carries, but it's early and the game didn't count in any standings. He felt the camaraderie was more important for now.

"DUDE, The big thing was being on the sidelines with my teammates," he said. "It felt like I had never been away.

"My life might look complicated to others, but it's not complicated to me. Maybe it looks that way from the outside, but it isn't DUDE."

BIG_DADDY
08-11-2005, 05:08 PM
"My passion for football will never go away," he said. "My coming back is more about a passion for life. But to be controlled by your passions, you are not going to be a very happy person. You are going to be running around chasing it. I'll try to keep my passion in balance."

ROFL This doesn't make sense. I wonder if he was high at the time he said this? If you have a passion, the only way you ARE happy is if you're living that passion and doing it.

I have a passion for sports, mostly football, so therefore I'm unhappy when I'm working at a career to be around it all the time? HIPPIE ALERT!!! STAY OFF THE DRUGS, RICKY!!

I wonder if he gets tracers off the ball on screen passes.

C-Mac
08-11-2005, 05:35 PM
Like... Wow.... you know. :Peace:

Miles
08-11-2005, 08:47 PM
Woh thats deap man.

KCJake
08-11-2005, 08:58 PM
Ricky is just being honest. He straight-up doesn't give a sh!t what anybody thinks of him. So, he says exactly what's on his mind. If everybody in sports was as honest as Ricky, you'd think 80% of pro athletes are all head-cases.

Think about it. This guy doesn't have a care in the world and he's loving it. If somebody stuck a microphone in my face and I let out all my "true" feelings, i'd probably be put in jail.

I hope this guy rushes for 15 TD's this year. I hope he sparks up a joint during his end-zone celebration.

stevieray
08-11-2005, 09:03 PM
I hope he sparks up a joint during his end-zone celebration.


Give Tags a few years.