Ricky Williams has had quite the history with marijuana, but that doesn’t mean you can make fun of him for it. The Ravens back up running back tested positive for the substance in 2004 and retired from football after facing a a $650,000 fine in December of 2003. After taking 2004 off, Williams returned to the Miami Dolphins in 2005, but failed another drug test after the season which earned him a full 16 game suspension from the NFL.
So Williams took his talents, and his weed, to Canada and played football for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. Williams says he “found himself” throughout this process and returned to Miami in 2007 while following a strict drug test regimen by the NFL. at age 33, he rushed for 673 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.2 yards per carry. This offseason he became a Raven.
It’s not your average NFL player story and it’s one that Ricky doesn’t want to be made fun of about. “One of the reasons I don’t tweet much is cause the weed jokes get kinda old,” Williams tweeted yesterday.
So Ravens fans, if you want to get to know Ricky on twitter, lay off the weed jokes. They’re too easy anyway.