On April 25th, Ricky Williams, running back for the Miami Dolphins and 1998 winner of the Heisman Trophy, was suspended for testing positive for substance abuse (again). This marked the fourth time that Williams violated the NFL's substance abuse policy. The first three violations were for marijuana, which Williams admitted to using. Reports claimed that this violation was not marijuana, but could have been related to William's use of holistic medicine.
Williams was suspended from the NFL for the 2006 season for this fourth consecutive violation.
However, Williams will be carrying a football this year, just not in the United States. Williams signed a $240,000 one year contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL yesterday, making him the highest paid running back in the league. He began practicing with his new team today, despite still being under contract with the Dolphins.
Reports are the Williams is still expected to play for Miami again in 2007, after his one year suspension runs its course. Of course, Williams is going to have to stay clean while in Toronto.