07-29-2004, 10:47 AM #1
Ricky Williams wants his pot more than his NFL career
...giving up millions of $$ to smoke pot. I guess you can take people off the streets and make them run on a football field...but you can’t take away their loser mentality. Great role model...just another NFL loser. The NBA is full of them too.
07-29-2004, 10:51 AM #2
Hes pathetic, i lost all respect for him.
07-29-2004, 10:53 AM #3
I don't find that to hard to believe. I do find it shameful.
07-29-2004, 10:54 AM #4
okay then !?!?!?! what a dumbass
07-29-2004, 11:01 AM #5
Im embarassed to say that I liked him
07-29-2004, 11:19 AM #6Originally Posted by Maraxus
07-29-2004, 11:23 AM #7Associate Member
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I was in New Orleans recently, and I was watching the local tourist channel that tells what to do while in N.O., and Ricky Williams pops onto the screen saying that N.O. was the best city he had ever lived in because the party scene was non-stop, and you could party till daylight 7 days a week. It just kinda suprised me, not that he would say it, but that he would be so open about it, because didn't he suk when he was in N.O.? I mean, that had to endure him to the fans.
07-29-2004, 11:29 AM #8
He was initially given an 8 million dollar signing bonus when we went to the dolphins and since he is retiring b4 his contract is up, they are supposedly going to make him pay it back.........we'll see if this changes his decision at all.
07-29-2004, 11:39 AM #9
He owes the fins 3.4 million dollars. HE WILL BE BACK
07-29-2004, 11:47 AM #10
He was smart he got in the nfl and he got out of it.
The lifespan for a running back in the NFL is not long
at all so I think that he definetly made the right choice.
07-29-2004, 11:49 AM #11Originally Posted by builtthekid
07-29-2004, 11:51 AM #12
I dont thank thats true and how do u know.
And not to mention who cares about the dolphins.
07-29-2004, 11:52 AM #13
And the life span of a running back is not that long? What about barry sanders, or walter payton who put in well over 10 years in the league........He has no respect for himself or the game and i for one am glad to see him go, pro sports don't need ppl like him.
07-29-2004, 11:54 AM #14Originally Posted by builtthekid
Williams said, however, that there were "a hundred reasons'' for his retirement and that his desire to continue smoking marijuana was only one of them.
True enough...who cares about the fish.
07-29-2004, 11:57 AM #15Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
07-29-2004, 11:58 AM #16
Its funny that he duznt go into detail about his other "reasons" for retiring. Choosing pot over making millions of dollars...........looks like his college education really paid off
07-29-2004, 11:58 AM #17
his daughter's name is marley
07-29-2004, 11:59 AM #18
Let him smoke his weed, he still is (was) a better athlete than anyone on this board, is richer than anyone on this board and is a fukn p-i-m-p
Stop Hatin on the man.' He will be back. Mark my words
07-29-2004, 11:59 AM #19
haha so that just his ideal but its allright
07-29-2004, 12:03 PM #20
The only reason he'll be back is so he duznt have to pay all that money. And i'm betting that someone on the board here is probably richer.......some big inheritance or something.........to bad it aint me
07-29-2004, 12:06 PM #21Originally Posted by NoobJuice
...all that....and he's still a loser.....
07-29-2004, 12:24 PM #22Originally Posted by tryingto******
07-29-2004, 12:25 PM #23Originally Posted by NoobJuice
Spoken like a true dope smoker.
07-29-2004, 12:27 PM #24
he should play in amsterdam
07-29-2004, 12:32 PM #25
"He smokes weed he's a loser" What the $hit?
so lets see:
Bill Clinton- loser
Randy Moss- loser
Bob Marley- loser
TJ Duckett- loser
Reggie Sanders- loser
Nate Field- loser
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant- losers
HALF OF FUKN SOCIETY- LOSERS
Come on he's ashamed he's acting out. Just like a kid throwing a tantrum. Give him space and he'll be back. He's not a loser and this I am sure of.
07-29-2004, 12:33 PM #26Originally Posted by NoobJuice
I just thought of him as a bigger person and competitor than that....to just give it all up after how many people have supported him, encouraged him, helped him, etc. Now, he seems to be taking the easy way out.....
07-29-2004, 12:33 PM #27Originally Posted by Mart651
07-29-2004, 12:34 PM #28Originally Posted by NoobJuice
07-29-2004, 12:34 PM #29Originally Posted by NoobJuice
glad you understand....all losers....not helping your case here any bro....
07-29-2004, 12:35 PM #30Originally Posted by NoobJuice
So. I did to when I was a child. Not judging just stating a fact.
07-29-2004, 12:35 PM #31Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
07-29-2004, 12:37 PM #32Originally Posted by NoobJuice
....unless he has more than doubled his initial sign-on bonus and not spent any of that on weed, women, and booze.....there are several people on here worth more than he is.....stick around....you'll learn.....
07-29-2004, 12:38 PM #33
They would be stupid to take him back...
**** that asshole loser if I was GM i wouldn't
take his ass back no matter how bad they need
a running back...
Originally Posted by NoobJuice
07-29-2004, 12:42 PM #34
What makes him a loser is chosing Marijuana over a career in the NFL. If that is indeed what he did.
07-29-2004, 12:44 PM #35Originally Posted by tryingto******
The people I listed I know some people look up to and consider "Heros" I would not say anyones heros could be deemed "losers" as well.
more losers to add.
Billie Joe Armstrong
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
07-29-2004, 12:47 PM #36Originally Posted by NoobJuice
LMAO truely. I can't believe you named that many people and I did not find one I respected.
07-29-2004, 12:50 PM #37
Ricky Calling It Quits On His Own Terms:
Ricky did the right thing.
That's not what any Miami Dolphins fan wants to hear, but it's the truth. Unlike a lot of other athletes, Ricky Williams is leaving on his own terms, while he still has his health, while he still has a chance to do something else productive with his life.
Many pro football players become walking medicine cabinets when they retire. A good portion of them wind up with chronic back and neck pain.
Some have a permanent limp.
Some have limited use of their extremities. Almost all deal with considerable pain on a daily basis.
Sure, they make good money, but oftentimes the price they have to pay is even greater.
To most of us, the pounding an NFL running back takes is incomprehensible. As Emmitt Smith once said, playing in a pro football game is like being in 30 to 40 car accidents.
Yet Smith keeps toiling away, padding his NFL career rushing record with the lowly Arizona Cardinals, who basically signed the former Florida Gator as a PR move after he was cut by Dallas.
Emmitt's dedication and passion for the game might be unparalleled, but should he be applauded for continuing to grind it out so far beyond his prime?
Or should we praise the decisions of Barry Sanders, Robert Smith and now Williams, who have gotten out when the getting is good?
Sanders played for 10 years and rushed for more than 15,000 yards. He was well on his way to becoming the all-time leading rusher, then retired after the 1998 season.
People thought Sanders had lost his mind. Surely, they said, he would come to his senses and play again, maybe after sitting out for a year.
But Sanders, who was 30 years old at the time, knew when to say when, just as Smith did, when he retired from the Vikings at age 28 after the 1999 season. The legendary Jim Brown was just 29 when he called it quits after leading the league in rushing for eight of his nine seasons.
And the guess here is that Williams — who played just half as long as Sanders — won't be changing his mind either.
Everybody should have the right to move on to a new phase of their lives, whether you're a pro athlete, rock star, company executive or bus driver.
Sometimes it's not always a popular decision with fans, coaches, bosses or co-workers, but that's life. Freedom of choice is what this country was built on.
From the Dolphins' perspective, Ricky's timing could have been better. The team is just days away from the start of training camp and it has no idea who will carry the ball this season.
But don't blame Ricky for that.
He didn't want to leave his coaches and teammates in the lurch, but he knew it wouldn't be fair — to them or himself — to continue playing half-heartedly.
So in the end, it wasn't a real tough call to make.
And Ricky made the right decision.
07-29-2004, 12:50 PM #38Originally Posted by elicotton
He was actually supposed to be the "next big thing" for the Saints...but he was always injured and really didn't play all that much...I have friends who live/lived in N.O. when he did...a few of them would see him out....the word was that he was gay and trying to hide his lifestyle...he is also supposed to be really wierd...who knows
07-29-2004, 12:52 PM #39
Apparently all you need is some god giving talent (pure luck) and some money to not qaulify as a loser in your book. There is a lot of respected people that smoke weed, however once you choose weed over your career or family, you fall into the loser catigory
07-29-2004, 12:58 PM #40Originally Posted by NoobJuice
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