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Ricky Williams

Williams before the 2005 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
Miami DolphinsNo. 34
Running back
Date of birth: May 21, 1977 (1977-05-21) (age 31)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height:ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
National Football League debut
1999 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
 Teams:
Career highlights and awards
Selected NFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
Rushing yards     7,112
Average     4.0
Rushing Touchdowns     47
Receptions     246
Receiving yards     1,899
Receiving Touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

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Early life

Williams was born, along with his twin sister Cassandra, in San Diego, California. He was born to relatively young parents, who ultimately separated when he was six years old. His mother was awarded custody of Williams and his siblings, Cassandra (Cassie) and Rebecca (Nisey). In San Diego's Patrick Henry High School, Williams primarily played baseball and football, but also ran track and wrestled. On the football field, Williams gained 2,099 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. He was named "Offensive Player of the Year" by the San Diego Union-Tribune.[1] Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... This article is about the U.S state. ... Brother and Sister redirect here. ... Patrick Henry High School can be: Patrick Henry High School (San Diego, California) Patrick Henry High School (Ashland, Virginia) Patrick Henry High School (Glade Spring, Virginia) Patrick Henry High School (Roanoke, Virginia) Patrick Henry High School (North Minneapolis, Minnesota) Patrick Henry High School (Hamler, Ohio) Patrick Henry High School (Stockbridge... This article is about the sport. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... This article is about scholastic wrestling. ... This derivation of the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, depicts nine historical units of measurement: the Yard, the Span, the Cubit, the Flemish Ell, the English Ell, the French Ell, the Fathom, the Hand , and the Foot. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California by the Copley Press. ...


College career

Williams was selected out of Patrick Henry High School in the 8th round of the 1995 baseball amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and played four years at the Class 'A' level with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League and the Piedmont Boll Weevils of the South Atlantic League. He was then taken in the 1998 Rule 5 draft by the Montreal Expos, who sold his rights to the Texas Rangers. He played college football for the University of Texas at Austin. Williams holds or shares 20 NCAA records, and became the NCAA Division I-A career rushing leader in 1998 with 6,279 yards (broken one year later by University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ron Dayne). He also broke the NCAA Division I-A career rushing touchdowns and career scoring records in 1998 with 73 and 452 respectively (topped one year later by Miami University's Travis Prentice), and rushed for 200 or more yards in twelve different games (an NCAA record he shares with Dayne and USC's Marcus Allen). Williams won the 64th Heisman Trophy, becoming the second Texas Longhorn to win this honor, joining Earl Campbell. Williams was sometimes known as the "Texas Tornado."[2] Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Batavia Muckdogs are a minor league baseball team in Batavia, New York, a city in Genesee County. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Kannapolis Intimidators is a minor league baseball team in Kannapolis, North Carolina. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The Rule 5 draft is a Major League Baseball player draft that occurs each year in December, at the annual Winter Meeting of general managers. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... The 1998 Division IA football season was the first of the Bowl Championship Series, which crowned Tennessee its national champion, the schools first since the 1950s and one year after mega star quarterback Peyton Manning left for the NFL. The BCS combined elements of the old Bowl Coalition and... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards and a memorable performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2005 as a... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... “Touchdown” Travis Prentice was born on December 8, 1976. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Heisman redirects here. ... This article is about the American football player. ...


Professional career

Early NFL career

Williams was selected as the fifth pick of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Mike Ditka traded all of the Saints' 1999 draft picks to get Williams, as well as a 1st and 3rd pick the following year. This was the first time one player was the only draft pick of an NFL team. Williams and Ditka posed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine as a bride and a groom with the heading "For Better or for Worse." Rapper Master P's (a.k.a. Percy Miller's) organization No Limit Sports negotiated his contract, which was largely incentive-laden in exchange for an $8M-plus signing bonus with salary incentives worth a range of $11 million to $68 million should he hit all of his incentives, with most of them requiring higher than top-level production to attain. Williams later made Leigh Steinberg his agent. Ditka was later fired for the team's poor performance, and Williams was traded after 3 seasons to the Miami Dolphins on March 8, 2002 for two first-round picks. In his first season with the Dolphins, he was the NFL's leading rusher and a Pro Bowler with 1,853 yards. The 1999 National Football League Draft amateur college selection procedure known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... ESPN The Magazine is a bi-weekly sports magazine published by the ESPN sports network in Bristol, CT in the United States. ... Percy Miller (born April 29, 1969), better known as Master P, (P. Miller) is an American Rapper and Producer. ... Leigh William Steinberg (b. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Williams was noted for his dreadlocks, but shaved them off during a solo trip to Australia. His shyness also makes Williams somewhat of an odd ball. "Ricky's just a different guy," former Saints receiver Joe Horn explained. "People he wanted to deal with, he did. And people he wanted to have nothing to do with, he didn't. No one could understand that. I don't think guys in the locker room could grasp that he wanted to be to himself, you know, quiet. If you didn't understand him and didn't know what he was about, it always kept people in suspense." Besides keeping to himself, Williams was also known for conducting post-game interviews with his helmet on (complete with tinted visor) and avoiding eye contact. Williams was later diagnosed with depression and social anxiety disorder. Rastaman with long locks Dreadlocks, sometimes simply called locks or dreads, are interlocked coils of hair which tend to form by themselves, in all hair types, if the hair is washed regularly and allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors, or scissors for a long period... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Joseph Horn (born January 16, 1972 in New Haven, Conn. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ... Social anxiety, sometimes known as social phobia or social anxiety disorder (SAD), is a common form of anxiety disorder that causes sufferers to experience intense anxiety in some or all of the social interactions and public events of everyday life. ...


Early retirement from football

It was announced on May 14, 2004 that he tested positive for marijuana in December 2003 and faced a $650,000 fine and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He previously tested positive for marijuana shortly after he joined the Dolphins, along with former punter Andrew Tomasjewski. Shortly before training camp was to begin in July 2004, Williams publicly disclosed his intent to retire from professional football. is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rumored to have failed a third drug test before announcing his retirement, Williams made his retirement official on August 2, 2004, was ineligible to play for the 2004 season, and studied Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of holistic medicine at the California College of Ayurveda that autumn in Grass Valley, California. is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Ayurveda (Devanagari: ) or Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Hindu system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. ... Grass Valley is a city in Nevada County, California, United States. ...


During that year he retired, the Miami Dolphins finished the season in second to last place with a 4-12 record and the second pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, in which they would select Williams' successor Ronnie Brown. This was one of the events of the final year of Dave Wannstedt's coaching tenure before his resignation. The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... Ronnie BrownSuck balls fuc (born December 12, 1981 in Rome, Georgia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... Dave Wannstedt (born May 21, 1952 in Baldwin, Pennsylvania), is the current head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team. ...


Williams maintains that he doesn't regret the retirement decision. He feels that it was the "most positive thing" he has ever done in his life, allowing him time to find himself.[3]


Return to football

Williams officially returned to the Dolphins on July 24, 2005, paid back a percentage of his signing bonus and completed his four game suspension for substance abuse. At his return press conference, Williams expressed his apologies for leaving the team two days before the start of training camp, which had contributed to the Dolphins' having their worst season in years, only winning 4 games in the 2004 season. Williams finished with six touchdowns and a 4.4 yards per carry average on 168 carries and 743 yards during 2005. While he shared time with Brown, he did have 172 yards in week 16, and 108 yards in week 17. is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 20, 2006, it was announced that Williams had violated the NFL drug policy for the fourth time. His mother reportedly said she doesn't think it was another marijuana violation and that he may have been in India when he was supposed to be tested. Nevertheless, on April 25, 2006, Williams was suspended for the entire 2006 season for testing positive for a drug other than marijuana. It has been suggested that the substance may have been an herb related to his interest in holistic medicine.[4] February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Canadian Football League

With Williams suspended for the entire 2006 NFL season, the CFL's Toronto Argonauts decided to put Williams on the negotiation list for the 2006 season.[5] This guaranteed that the team would become the rightful CFL organization to negotiate with Williams if his NFL contract be terminated at any point in time.[6] The Dolphins allowed Williams to play for the Argonauts on the condition that he would return to them in 2007.[7] Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The 2006 CFL season is the 53rd season of modern Canadian professional football and the 49th official league season. ...


On May 28, 2006 Williams became the highest paid running back in the CFL when he signed a one-year C$240,000 contract with the Argonauts. He chose to wear the number 27 on his jersey.[8] is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The designation C: (sometimes C: ) is the drive letter that refers to the main partition (or portion of an hard drive) on an MS-DOS or Windows personal computer. ...


The signing drew the ire of former Argonauts quarterback Joe Theismann. On May 30, 2006, Theismann was interviewed by Toronto radio station The Fan 590 whereupon he criticized the Argonauts for signing the suspended Williams. Theismann claimed he was disgraced to be associated with a team that would knowingly sign "an addict" such as Williams. The CFL has no substance-abuse policy currently in place, nor did it prohibit its teams from signing players suspended from other leagues, despite Williams being under contract with the Dolphins for the 2006 season[9]. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CJCL is a Canadian sports radio station in Toronto, Ontario. ...


Argo ownership responded to Theismann's criticism, noting Theismann's son, Joe, pleaded guilty in 2002 to a felony charge of possessing drug paraphernalia. He received a 10-year suspended prison term, was placed on five years of probation and fined. "It's really a delicate subject for him to attack someone if he has that in his own family," Argo co-owner Cynamon said. "If I was his son and he's calling (Williams) a drug addict and he should quit and he's a loser, I'd be shattered. This thing is really bothersome."[10]


Williams made his official CFL debut on June 17, 2006 in a home game against the Tiger-Cats at the Rogers Centre. In that game, he rushed for 97 yards on 18 carries, with his longest carry for 35 yards in the fourth quarter. Williams also caught two passes for 24 yards as the Argonauts defeated the Tiger-Cats by a score of 27-17. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ...


On July 22, 2006, Williams suffered a broken bone in his left arm during a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina, Saskatchewan.[11] He underwent surgery on July 23, 2006 to repair the broken bone.[12] Shortly after injuring his arm, Williams' suffered yet another injury after a door at the Argonauts' practice facility swung behind him and clipped the running back on his left achilles tendon requiring 16 stitches to close the gash.[13] During his recovery, Williams received hyperbaric oxygen therapy in St. Catharines, Ontario to expedite his return from injury.[14] In all, Williams missed two months of game action because of the injuries, returning on September 23, 2006 against the Calgary Stampeders. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Ron Harper Bill Hutchinson Warren... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about vertebrate anatomy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ...


In the 11 games that he played during 2006 CFL regular season, Williams rushed 109 times for 526 yards, scoring 2 TDs and his longest run was 35 yards. He also caught 19 passes for 127 yards.[15] A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ...


Williams stated his love for Toronto and mentioned the possibility of returning to the Canadian game during his professional career. "I was thinking it wouldn't be bad to come back up here and kind of follow the same steps as Pinner -- play here a couple years and maybe get a chance to coach up here," Williams said. "Because I really like Toronto, I really like this organization ... you can live here, you know? You feel like you have a life. I come to work, I go home, play with my kid, walk to the store. It's really nice. I get to teach. It's wonderful here."[16] In another interview, he expressed further desire to remain in the CFL, "If I came back here, you can put me anywhere," he says. "Up here, I can play offense, defense, special teams. I can do everything. I can block, play tight end, running back, receiver — even play the line. The NFL is so structured — 'You do this.' Here I can do so much."[17] Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Michael Lutrell Pinball Clemons, O.Ont (born January 15, 1965 in Dunedin, Florida, USA) is the current head coach of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ...


The controversy over the Argonauts signing Williams prompted outgoing CFL commissioner Tom Wright, in his final state of the league address, to introduce a new rule that would come in effect before the start of the 2007 CFL season that would prevent a player under suspension in the NFL from signing with a CFL club. This rule has been informally known as "The Ricky Williams Rule." Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ... Tom E.S. Wright, B.Phil. ... The 2007 CFL season will be the 54th season of modern Canadian professional football. ...


The new rule, however, will be grandfathered so that players still playing in the league, such as Argonaut tackle Bernard Williams, who was also suspended by the NFL for drug abuse and did not seek reinstatement when the ban ended, can continue playing.[18][19] A grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bennie Bernard Williams (b. ...


Second return

Williams adhered to a strict regimen of multiple drug tests per week in 2007 as part of his attempt to be reinstated by the NFL. He also practiced yoga, which, he claimed, helped him to stop using marijuana.[20] In October 2007, Roger Goodell granted his request for reinstatement. Williams returned for a Monday Night Football Game on November 26, 2007. He rushed 6 times for 15 yards before a Steeler defender accidentally stepped on his right shoulder, tearing his pectoral muscle. The next day it was reported that he would miss the rest of the season, although he expects to be ready for the 2008 season.[21] For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yog, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices designed for the purpose of cultivating a steady mind. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... -1...


Timeline and rumors

On April 19, 2007, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan said that he would consider acquiring Williams as a backup to Steven Jackson. "He's proven himself with me" said Linehan, who coached him as an offensive coordinator in 2005 with the Dolphins. There is no word on whether the Dolphins will pursue tampering charges against the Rams, as it is against NFL rules to discuss players under contract with another team.[22] is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1936) National Football League (1937–present) Western Division (1937-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970-present) Current uniform Team colors Millennium Blue and New Century Gold Personnel Owner Chip... Scott Thomas Linehan (born September 17, 1963) was named head coach of the St. ... For Carolina Panthers American football fullback, see Steven Jackson (fullback). ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ...


On May 11, 2007, an anonymous source reported that Williams had failed a drug test again. The source indicated that NFL medical advisors have recommended to the commissioner that Williams not be allowed to apply for reinstatement in September.[23] is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The NFL has made no comment, nor have the Miami Dolphins. Williams did make a comment: "Due to the recent reports about me failing a drug test, I feel it is appropriate for me to issue this statement," Williams said. "Last month, following a psychological evaluation requested by the NFL, we — the psychiatrist and I — came to the realization that there were a few things I needed to iron out about myself in order to make my return to the NFL as successful as possible. A psychological evaluation or mental examination is an examination into a persons mental health by a mental health professional such as a psychologist. ...


"I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field. There is no need to smear my name or to defame my character for the sake of news. When the time is right, God willing, I will be back on the field scoring touchdowns for whatever team is fortunate enough to believe in me.


"I appreciate all the support I have received from my fans," Williams said, "and I assure all others that I am strong, clean, and happily preparing myself for a triumphant return to the NFL."[23]


Williams applied for reinstatement in the NFL on October 1, 2007.[24] ESPN News announced on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 that Ricky Williams will be reinstated into the NFL. Williams is allowed to practice with his team, but he will not be eligible to play in a game until Week 12 of the 2007 NFL season. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


On November 26, 2007, the Miami Dolphins activated Williams to their active roster. He played in Miami's Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Williams split time with RB Jesse Chatman in his first game back, and did not receive the start.[25] Due to the wet conditions and a well placed hit by James Farrior, Williams fumbled on a third down attempt. Williams returned to the locker room during the 2nd Quarter with a shoulder injury incurred after Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons stepped on his shoulder in pursuit of the Williams fumble. The Dolphins ended up losing 0-3 in the lowest scoring game in Monday Night Football history.[26] is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Jesse Chatman (born September 22, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... James Farrior (January 6, 1975, Richmond, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as an inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He played college football at the University of Virginia, and played with the New York Jets from 1997 to 2001. ... Lawrence Timmons (born Born May 14, 1986) is a top prospect linebacker for the 2007 NFL Draft that currently attends Florida State University. ...


On November 28, 2007, Ricky Williams was placed on Injured Reserve (IR) as it was reported that he would be out for the remainder of the 2007 NFL season with a torn chest muscle which he suffered in Miami's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In that game, Ricky Williams had 6 carries for 15 yards, and the injury came when Ricky Williams fumbled the ball and was stepped on by a Pittsburgh defender.[27] is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Steelers redirects here. ...


On January 3, 2008, Ricky Williams had his contract "renewed" by the Miami Dolphins.[28] The agent for Williams said his client is healing nicely and should be healthy well before training camp. Williams is expected to be the back up for Ronnie Brown. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Ronnie BrownSuck balls fuc (born December 12, 1981 in Rome, Georgia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ...


Personal life

Williams has admitted being very shy and was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, which he struggled to cope with during his football career. Williams was treated with therapy and medication. To alleviate his symptoms, he smoked marijuana illegally during the NFL football season and was consequently penalized. In humans, shyness is the feeling of apprehension or lack of confidence experienced in regard to social association with others, e. ... Social anxiety, sometimes known as social phobia or social anxiety disorder (SAD), is a common form of anxiety disorder that causes sufferers to experience intense anxiety in some or all of the social interactions and public events of everyday life. ... Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ...


Williams was briefly a spokesperson for the drug Paxil as treatment. He worked with the drug company GlaxoSmithKline to educate the public about the disorder.[29] Williams later quit Paxil saying the drug didn't agree with his diet. Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat, Pexeva) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. ... Pharmacotherapy is the practice of treating diseases with medication. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical, biological, and healthcare company. ...


Williams said marijuana had been a better treatment since it produced fewer side effects (than Paxil).[30] In an interview with ESPN, Williams stated, "Marijuana is 10 times better for me than Paxil."


Williams admitted in a 60 Minutes interview that one of the main reasons for his retirement was to avoid the humiliation of his marijuana use being made public (with his third failed drug test).[31] After his retirement he quickly went to California to get a prescription for medical marijuana (which he had no problem securing). In 2006 he claimed he no longer needs marijuana but doesn't criticize others' choices on the matter.[32] In April 2007, however, he reportedly tested positive for marijuana.[23] This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Cannabis sativa extract. ...


Williams is a qualified yoga instructor. He has stated that one of his main reasons for joining the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts was for the opportunity to teach free yoga lessons at a local Toronto yoga facility. Also, he is a confirmed Hindu.[33]. For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yog, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices designed for the purpose of cultivating a steady mind. ...


Williams has four children.[citation needed] Williams is a vegan, and a supporter of PETA[34] A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. ...


In the media

  • He appeared in an infomercial for Natural Golf alongside Mike Ditka.[35]
  • HBO's Inside the NFL had a skit about Williams trying to return to the Dolphins. It featured him trying to raise $8.6 million, avoiding drug tests, and even asking Dan Marino to return with him.
  • His likeness appeared on the cover of the original NFL Street.
  • He played a cameo role in the feature film Stuck on You
  • He makes an appearance on the third season of the physical reality game show, Pros vs. Joes on SpikeTV

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References

  1. ^ "Ricky Williams #34", NFL Players. Retrieved on 2007-02-13. 
  2. ^ Richard, Dave (December 9, 2002). "Q & A: Williams makes it look easy", Miami Dolphins. Retrieved on 2007-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Lost and found: Ricky Williams interviewed", Toronto Sun (2006-05-29). Retrieved on 2006-06-01. 
  4. ^ "NFL suspends Ricky Williams for 2006", The Sporting News (2006-04-25). Retrieved on 2006-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Argonauts looking at Ricky Williams", TSN (2006-04-27). Retrieved on 2006-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Ricky Williams interested in joining Argos", TSN (2006-05-03). Retrieved on 2006-05-28. 
  7. ^ South Florida Sun-Sentinel story, not available online as of November 24, 2006.
  8. ^ "Williams headed to CFL, signs with Argonauts", ESPN (2006-05-29). Retrieved on 2006-05-29. 
  9. ^ :The Fan 590 - Toronto's Sports Radio
  10. ^ "Argos owner blasts Theismann", Associated Press (June 1, 2006). 
  11. ^ "Williams out indefinitely with broken arm", TSN (2006-07-22). Retrieved on 2006-07-22. 
  12. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Statement - Ricky Williams", Toronto Argonauts press release (2006-07-24). Retrieved on 2006-07-25. 
  13. ^ "Ricky ready to return for Argos", Rogers Sportsnet (2006-09-14). Retrieved on 2006-09-23. 
  14. ^ "Williams turns to oxygen tank to heal arm", National Post (2006-08-15). Retrieved on 2006-08-15. 
  15. ^ "Ricky Williams (roster info)". CFL.ca Network. Retrieved on 2006-11-24.
  16. ^ Fitz-Gerald, Sean (2006-08-24). "Williams weighing return to CFL", National Post. Retrieved on 2006-08-24. 
  17. ^ Saraceno, Joe (2006-11-06). "Living in the moment, Williams enjoying his time in Canada", USA Today. Retrieved on 2006-11-24. 
  18. ^ "CFL to bar suspended NFL players", CBC Sports (2006-11-20). Retrieved on 2006-11-24. 
  19. ^ "CFL unveils 'Ricky Williams Rule'", The Toronto Star (2006-11-17). Retrieved on 2007-03-31. 
  20. ^ Ostler, Scott (March 1, 2007). "Williams' clear vision: An NFL comeback", San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2007-04-08. 
  21. ^ Associated Press (November 27, 2007). Agent: Injured Williams out for season, expects to be ready for '08. ESPN. Accessed November 27, 2007.
  22. ^ Marvez, Alex (April 20, 2007). "Rams interested in Williams", South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved on 2007-04-22. 
  23. ^ a b c Mortensen, Chris (May 12, 2007). "Docs recommend delay of Williams' NFL reinstatement", ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-13. 
  24. ^ "Ricky Williams to seek reinstatement next month", ESPN.com (2007-09-14). Retrieved on 2007-09-18. 
  25. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7492306?MSNHPHMA
  26. ^ NFL Game Center: Game Recap - Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers - 2007 12
  27. ^ SEASON OVER FOR INJURED WILLIAMS | Sporting Life - NFL News | Super Bowl, New England Patriots v New York Giants, NFL News, NFL Scores, NFL Tips, American Football Scores, Super Bowl XLII, Tips, Results, & Gridiron Stats
  28. ^ Dolphins Renew Williams | SportsTalkBuzz 24/7 Sports Talk and Commentary
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  30. ^ http://www.mpp.org/releases/nr080404williams.html
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  32. ^ "Yoga helps Williams find his karma", The Globe and Mail (2006-05-30). Retrieved on 2006-05-31. 
  33. ^ Although odd, Ricky Williams isn't without his charms Pro Football Weekly - November 23, 2007
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  35. ^ "Mike Ditka Joins Natural Golf Team". The Wire. Retrieved on 2006-11-25.

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Further reading

See also

  • List of sportspeople sanctioned for doping offences

The following is an incomplete list of sportspeople who have been sanctioned by their sports governing body for doping offences. ...

External links

  • Ricky Williams at MiamiDolphins.com
  • Toronto Argonauts Profile
  • Ricky Williams at NFL.com
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com - career statistics.
  • Ricky Williams warming up video
  • Press release and audio clips of Ricky Williams at the Toronto Argonauts' press conference
  • "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ricky" (Toro Magazine feature on Ricky Williams)
  • Minor League Baseball stats
  • CNNSI.com Draft Video
  • Ricky's instructor page at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm website
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Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams tested positive for marijuana in April and will not be allowed to apply for reinstatement to the NFL until September, sources said.
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Ricky Williams, the former NFL star who played in Canada last season after being suspended for a year for substance abuse, has applied for reinstatement.
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