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Old 07-28-2004, 01:57 PM   #16
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Don't be too sure that this is it for Ricky. Looks like he will owe the Dophins $8 Million if he follows through with this retirement. With all of his world travel plans, that may give him some second thoughts...

Of course the union will get him his 60K severence pay, so maybe that will offset it?? LOL
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Old 07-28-2004, 02:53 PM   #17
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I admit if he were on the Skins, I'd be pissed right now. I understand why and he can quit whenever he wants, but the timing is what's bad here. Football is different from the workplace, but usually in most jobs we're expected to give 2-weeks notice. Football is different, but in my view, before the draft to me would be the equivelent of a "2-week notice". Maybe I am comparing apples to oranges, but thats how I see it. Good luck to him though.
I guess it could have been worse, he could have waited until week 1 of the regular season. I heard he was quite vocal in the off-season meetings with Dolphins about staying together and working as a team. Man some teamates can't be happy right now.
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Old 07-28-2004, 04:31 PM   #18
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The Truth!

He's a Pot-Head!
He wants Pot more than the bucks in FB!

He had failed a drug test, and was facing a 4 game suspension, so his timing is not totally off.

Ricky even turned down a deal to have his head shaved by a
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:58 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by backrow
He's a Pot-Head!
He wants Pot more than the bucks in FB!

He had failed a drug test, and was facing a 4 game suspension, so his timing is not totally off.

Ricky even turned down a deal to have his head shaved by a
$750,000 sponsor!
actually he was only looking at a fine of four games worth of pay, no suspension. so what if the guy enjoys smoking a little weed every now and again he also wants to spend more time around his 3 kids and not be under the restraint of someone else's schedule.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:14 PM   #20
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Here is what I wrote this morning in my daily rant about Ricky Williams:

"I am not full of the milk of human kindness this morning Ė or if I am, then someone must have laced it with some brown mustard. It has only been a couple of days into the Ricky Williams story cycle and guess what? I am fed up to my ears with this story. I donít care if Ricky Williams returns to the NFL in the next 30 minutes nor do I care if he never picks up another football in his natural life. I donít care why he made the decision that he did. I donít care who talked to him in the last 24 hours or anything they have to say about what he putatively told them in that conversation. I donít care about comparisons between Ricky Williams and other running backs who retired abruptly. I donít care about how this will significantly change fantasy football this year. I donít care what the potential impact might or might not be on Dave Wannstedtís coaching tenure in Miami. I donít care to discuss the ethical aspects of Ricky Williamsí telling or not telling his coaches and teammates of this decision earlier in the off-season. I Ö donít Ö care !!

"The reason ďI Ö donít Ö care !!Ē is that the retirement of Ricky Williams is inconsequential to things that are important to mankind. The only impact of his retirement that might be substantial is to the Miami Dolphins and while I wish that franchise no harm and bear no animus toward their fans, the Dolphins and their fans are hardly something that I am going to wring my hands in angst about. Dan LeBatard and Ricky Williams are collaborating on a book Ė they have been for several years Ė and LeBatard said that Ricky Williams wants to use the book as the sole medium to explain the reasons and the bases of his decision to leave football. Would that it were to be the case. Since I doubt that I will be reading that pillar of literature, that would mean that I would never need to hear about this again from anyone who actually knows why he left football. That would suit me just fine."

Remember, you asked what I thought about Ricky Williams ...
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #21
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Few people put as much effort into letting us know they don't care as Curmudgeon!

Obviously, it's not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. But in the context of the NFL I think it's a pretty big deal. And this board is primarily about the Redskins and the NFL. That's why "world topics" are off-topic.

But I digress.

I really don't know what to make of RW's situation. Robert Smith said on ESPN Radio today that what Ricky Williams the player did was totally selfish and disrespectful (anyone remember when exactly Smith retired, was it near training camp?) but the player is not as important as the person. And the person had the right to do what he did. It seemed like Williams had been trying to tell people he was contemplating retirement and since no one listened seriously he figured this would be the only way he'd be heard.

Like others have said, as long as it doesn't happen to our Skins...
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:34 PM   #22
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Arrington said he didtn care if a Skin did it. He said he doesnt want someone on the team that doesnt want to be a part of it anyways. Of course it would still suck if we lost, portis lets say. But players would rather have him gone then on the team. Thats why no one wanted to keep Bailey, he didnt want to play for us. People wanted his skill but you could kinda of tell he just wanst into it much at the end of the year. As Joe Gibbs said when he got the job, we want TRUE redskins.
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