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
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.