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Ricky Williams tests positive again!


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SI.com -- Dolphins' running back Ricky Williams has again tested positive for drug use, according to the Miami Herald, a violation that could result in a one-year suspension under the league's substance abuse policy.

The Herald cited two sources saying that Williams tested positive for a fourth time, but neither would disclose what substance Williams used. He had tested positive for marijuana on three previous occasions.

Marijuana use was a major contributor in Williams walking away from football in 2004, just days before the start of Dolphins' training camp.

He returned to the NFL last season, and was forced to sit out the first four games and was fined four weeks pay for his second and third substance abuse violations.

The 1998 Heisman winner also tested positive in December 2003 and in the '04 offseason.

Williams rushed for 743 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games this season, ending a streak of four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

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SI.com -- Dolphins' running back Ricky Williams has again tested positive for drug use, according to the Miami Herald, a violation that could result in a one-year suspension under the league's substance abuse policy.

They should make it a four-year suspension, so that the punishment is actually something people would fear. They are paid a hell of a lot of money to be professional athletes, if they can't stay clean for the duration of their career then they shouldn't be allowed to play - once they have retired they'll then have the time and the money to do a many drugs as they like.

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Yes, both a harsher penalty, and also if one is tested multiple times for drug use like him, I think the penalties should also progressively be harsher as well.

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/\ It's just weed...it's not like he's using steroids or something.

I know marijuana is illegal but being banned for life for it is harsh..considering the effects of the drug in comparison to smoking or alcohol.

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he is a bum, I think its a year suspension for the 4th time. I think it should be longer you have to be pretty stupid to get caught 4 times. It might be just weed but if he is dumb enough to keep doing it and getting caught, he deserves anything he gets.

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They should make it a four-year suspension, so that the punishment is actually something people would fear. They are paid a hell of a lot of money to be professional athletes, if they can't stay clean for the duration of their career then they shouldn't be allowed to play - once they have retired they'll then have the time and the money to do a many drugs as they like.

The penalty is harsh enough.

The only reason he came back in the first place was because the Dolphins threatened to take him to court to take some of his signing bonus back. He much prefers marijuana to football.

He used to mask it, though. I guess he forgot again...

Yes, both a harsher penalty, and also if one is tested multiple times for drug use like him, I think the penalties should also progressively be harsher as well.

They are. The first time I think you get placed into the program, and from then on it goes to a 4-game suspension and to a full season.

Ricky should've gotten a full season last time, but he somehow got away with only being suspended for 4 games.

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/\ It's just weed...it's not like he's using steroids or something.

I know marijuana is illegal but being banned for life for it is harsh..considering the effects of the drug in comparison to smoking or alcohol.

completely agree.

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completely agree.

I don't.

These guys get a paid a king's ransom to play a child's game. There are millions of Americans that have to follow the same rules (company drug policies) and we don't make sh!t compared to what these guys are making. I am sick and tired of athletes bitching about sh!t like this, and even more tired of people backing them up. :angry:

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Tested positive 4 times?!?!? Why is this guy allowed to still play?? He should be banned for life.

The guy should be in a rehab or jail like any of us other "joe's" Any other option is rediculous.

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I don't.

These guys get a paid a king's ransom to play a child's game. There are millions of Americans that have to follow the same rules (company drug policies) and we don't make sh!t compared to what these guys are making. I am sick and tired of athletes bitching about sh!t like this, and even more tired of people backing them up.:angry:y:

So. People no matter the profession make bad decisions concerning drugs and alcohol. The money doesn't matter. I get tired of people expecting people to make better decisions concerning the lives than regular people just because they make more money.

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So. People no matter the profession make bad decisions concerning drugs and alcohol. The money doesn't matter. I get tired of people expecting people to make better decisions concerning the lives than regular people just because they make more money.

:rolleyes:

Money does matter. If you can't abide by the rules, you don't deserve to play. It is that simple.

I am talking about athletes, not movie stars or rock stars.

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:rolleyes:

Money does matter. If you can't abide by the rules, you don't deserve to play. It is that simple.

I am talking about athletes, not movie stars or rock stars.

Why does money matter? Rickey Williams was most likely smoking weed in college when he didn't have money. So to him smoking weed was more of priority than following the rules concerning recreational drugs. Also he has his right to due process under the collective bargaining agreement. He has his rights you know. I wasn't talking about rock stars or actors. I've seen regular people with 9-5 jobs drink or smoke away their jobs. If they can make bad decisions of 40k jobs, I can see people making those same kind of decisions mess up 4 million dollar jobs. What about Eddie Sutton? He wrecked his SUV will under the influence of alcohol. He also entered the Betty Ford Center for alcoholism while coaching at Kentucky. Speaking of Betty Ford, she was an alcoholic. If a Hall of Fame coach who is a real role model and the First Lady of the US can have addictions, anybody can no matter their walk of life. That is why I said money doesn't matter.

I can add to that list the names of lawyers, politicians, doctors and any other high paying profession.

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Why does money matter? Rickey Williams was most likely smoking weed in college when he didn't have money. So to him smoking weed was more of priority than following the rules concerning recreational drugs. Also he has his right to due process under the collective bargaining agreement. He has his rights you know. I wasn't talking about rock stars or actors. I've seen regular people with 9-5 jobs drink or smoke away their jobs. If they can make bad decisions of 40k jobs, I can see people making those same kind of decisions mess up 4 million dollar jobs. What about Eddie Sutton? He wrecked his SUV will under the influence of alcohol. He also entered the Betty Ford Center for alcoholism while coaching at Kentucky. Speaking of Betty Ford, she was an alcoholic. If a Hall of Fame coach who is a real role model and the First Lady of the US can have addictions, anybody can no matter their walk of life. That is why I said money doesn't matter.

I can add to that list the names of lawyers, politicians, doctors and any other high paying profession.

That has nothing to do with my argument about athletes and the money they make and the rules they should follow (like many of us do). I am well aware that all walks of life are involved with drugs & alcohol.

/\ It's just weed...it's not like he's using steroids or something.

I know marijuana is illegal but being banned for life for it is harsh..considering the effects of the drug in comparison to smoking or alcohol.

That quote is what I was bitching about.

legalize and there wouldn't be a problem...

Do you really think the NFL would take marijuana off of the banned substances list if it was legalized?

There are some real idiots on this board. Probably been smoking too much dope.

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