Ricky Williams to retire

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  1. MojoMan

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    Ricky Williams was drafted in 1999 by Mike Ditka and the New Orleans Saints, who traded their entire draft that year for the rights to pick him. While Williams turned out to be a good running back, he never approached the superstar status that Mike Ditka apparently believed he had.

    Good luck, Ricky.

     
  2. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Hmm, I thought I had just read last week that he was planning on returning for another year?
     
  3. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    He's 34, which means he played well past the average age of a RB. Can't blame him for retiring, he's had a great career and probably wouldn't have many prospects in free agency.
     
  4. Double Barrel

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    Good luck, Ricky! Now you can be a member of the Doobie Brothers again! :howdy:
     
  5. Doppelganger

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    Is he REALLY retiring or did he fail another drug test?
     
  6. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Occupy Austin intends to occupy City Hall since they got no advance notice.
     
  7. Texaninlild

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    Ricky will star in Up in Smoke II :popcorn:

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  8. mattieuk

    mattieuk Site Contributor

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    That was my first thought!

    Who wouldn't want to start being able to smoke up again, once you've got a few mill in the bank and are set for life!
     


  9. drunkcookie

    drunkcookie 2 drunk 2 cook

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    This dude has lived a hell of a life: free-ride to college; won the Heisman; made some mill; took a break from his job to go "find himself"; came back and pretty much still had a job; made some more money; left job on own terms...

    Hope the last half or more of his life is as badass for him as the first...
     
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    I understand where you are coming from with the "free-ride to college" blast, but I think it's incorrect.

    I have a son who is getting the so-called "free-ride to college" on a football scholarship, and it is a year round commitment. In addition, as a football player, he is part of a team that brings in lots of money to the university, so is a symbiotic relationship between colleges and players. They are earning that scholarship in the same way that we work to earn a paycheck.
     
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    Long live Harry Potter![​IMG]
     

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