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Postby Madison » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:15 am

shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.


Can't they make a special exception in order to rid the country of one more pothead?

I'd say the tradeoff is worth it. ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:28 am

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shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.


man why the nfl hatin on ricky???


Um, because he uses narcotics. Where you been Miner?
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Postby theclefe » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:55 pm

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YES! DO IT! Do you realize the revenue this dude would bring to the league????


I don't know much about the CFL, but if they either don't care about image, or can take a hit in image, then Ricky's a great addition. He'll help out the team, no doubt, but should bring another audience to the CFL too. I know I'd keep up on how he's doing.


He should play arena ball. He would be the best in the league, regardless of the position he plays.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:25 pm

Since when does a Toronto franchise(cough, cough, Shane Corson, Darcy Tucker) care about their image? Plus I don't see this ever happening anyway.
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Postby mweir145 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:27 pm

shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.

Do you have a link to that? I'm really not sure how the NFL can restrict him from playing in another league, it would have to be the Dolphins that do this.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:53 pm

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The Miner Part 2 wrote:
shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.


man why the nfl hatin on ricky???


Um, because he uses narcotics. Where you been Miner?


ive been pretty busy using the word hatin.
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Postby Red Stripe » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:12 pm

The Miner Part 2 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
The Miner Part 2 wrote:
shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.


man why the nfl hatin on ricky???


Um, because he uses narcotics. Where you been Miner?


ive been pretty busy using the word hatin.


Hopefully not hatin on Tru
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:18 pm

Red Stripe wrote:
The Miner Part 2 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
The Miner Part 2 wrote:
shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.


man why the nfl hatin on ricky???


Um, because he uses narcotics. Where you been Miner?


ive been pretty busy using the word hatin.


Hopefully not hatin on Tru


Who doesn't hate on tru?


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Postby shpuck » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:42 pm

mweir145 wrote:
shpuck wrote:I read this morning that Ricky won't be allowed to play there because while under suspension in the NFL, he can't play for another league. This is according to Miami Herald, confirmed by the Dolphins, and reported by CBSSportsline.

Do you have a link to that? I'm really not sure how the NFL can restrict him from playing in another league, it would have to be the Dolphins that do this.


Looks like you're right, but the original news from cbs wasn't very clear

cbssportsline wrote:The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that RB Ricky Williams, who has been suspended by the NFL for violating their Substance Abuse Policy, has drawn interest from the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. However, the Miami Herald reports that while under suspension, Williams cannot play for any other league, which was confirmed by the Dolphins.


but if you go here:
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sp ... 465247.htm

it specificially says the Dolphins are the ones that can allow him or not.
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Postby mweir145 » Mon May 29, 2006 1:14 am

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To update this thread, Ricky did in fact end up signing with the Argos for somewhere close to $250,000. This could actually be the biggest "name" signing by a Toronto team since Roger Clemens way back in '96. I for one, may go out to more games this season, and maybe I'll even buy my first Argos jersey (with Williams on the back of course :-D ).

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2461281
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