Ricky Williams has spent more time peeing in a cup than he has picking up yards for the Miami Dolphins. A retirement, a suspension, the threat of an 8 million dollar lawsuit, a reinstatement, a suspension, a failed drug test while on suspension, a delay in reinstatement, a reinstatement, an season ending shoulder injury. Say that 10 times fast. Now, it appears that Ricky Williams, in the tradition of a political candidate exclaims he wants “4 more years”.
Apparently the time missed while serving his suspension has saved the RB some wear and tear…of course the fact that after this season he will be a free agent has nothing to do with the decision to play football. Williams seems to have found a renewed sense of worth as he has impressed the Miami Dolphins coaching staff with his off-season workouts, but will it be enough to earn him a contract with a new team? A contract that might be able to supply his family with enough money to live off the rest of their lives? The first is probable, the latter is not likely.
Williams has too much baggage and is too risky. While there is no doubt that Ricky could hit the open market running with more than enough would be suitors for his services, very few are likely to hand out any contract worth a dime without being heavily “laced” with incentives including roster bonuses tied to him actually being active on the roster and not suspended.
The benefactor in all of this is Miami. With this a contract year for Williams, the Dolphins will probably get a little extra punch from him this season, perhaps as the trade deadline approaches, a few trade offers may come their way…not impossible, but not likely. Any way you cut this, the news that Ricky wants to continue playing football after only a few months ago saying that he was going to finish out his contract and leave the game, is a sign that Ricky is determined to stay off the drug addiction that has kept his body young for an NFL RB at his age.
Speaking of suspended NFL players, Pacman Adam Jones may have changed his name, but one of our ugly sisters refuses to change her name, she is back with all the dirt that is the NFL, so check on Pacman Jonesin’ for all your NFL smack.