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o/t how many yards does ricky willams rush for this season in the cfl?

View Poll Results: how many yards will he rush for ?
0 - 1000 8 14.29%
1000-1500 8 14.29%
1500-2065 10 17.86%
2066-3000 break cfl record (2065) 24 42.86%
quits after game 2 to live in thge woods in southern ontario 13 23.21%
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05-19-2006, 08:15 PM
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o/t how many yards does ricky willams rush for this season in the cfl?

.http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/news_story/?ID=166354&hubname=

Report: Dolphins to clear path for Ricky

TSN.ca Staff

5/19/2006 11:26:34 AM

According to a report on Sports Illustrated's website the Miami Dolphins are ready to grant Ricky Williams permission to play for the Toronto Argonauts

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05-19-2006, 08:35 PM
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05-19-2006, 09:01 PM
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Bloody pot head should not be allowed to come to Canada, let alone play in the CFL.

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Bloody pot head should not be allowed to come to Canada, let alone play in the CFL.
ricky? sure he smoked his pot . seems kinda mellow compared to markus vick who the dolphins just signed .

what do you think ....


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Feb. 17, 2004: Arrested without incident and charged with four misdemeanors -- three for allegedly allowing underage girls to have alcohol and one for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old at a January party. Released on $2,500 bond.


May 14, 2004: Convicted of three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,250. Found not guilty of having sex with the 15-year-old.


July 3, 2004: Charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop about 25 miles east of Richmond, Va. at 2:30 a.m. Police said he was clocked at 86 mph, 21 mph above the speed limit, and that the vehicle smelled of marijuana.

July 6, 2004: Indefinitely suspended from football team for off-field problems.


Aug. 3, 2004: Suspended from the university for the 2004 season on same day he pleads guilty to reckless driving and no contest to marijuana possession in New Kent, Va. Is fined $300, has driver's license suspended for 60 days and is placed in a first offender program on the marijuana charge, requiring that he perform 24 hours of community service, undergo drug counseling and random drug tests, and give up his driver's license for six months.


Sept. 13, 2004: In plea deal, pleads no contest to one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Receives 30-day suspended jail sentence, is fined $100, ordered to perform 24 hours of community service and stay away from the teenage girls.

Jan. 17, 2005: Cleared to rejoin football team and re-enroll at Virginia Tech.

Oct. 1, 2005: Leads No. 3 Hokies to 34-20 victory at West Virginia, and makes obscene gesture to fans who have been calling him names related to past problems throughout the game. He apologized a day later.

Dec. 17, 2005: Pulled over by police in Hampton, Va. for driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone and driving with a suspended license.

Jan. 2, 2006: Leads Virginia Tech to a 35-24 win over Louisville in Gator Bowl. In the game, he stomped on the left calf of Cardinals All-American defensive end Elvis Dumervil, the NCAA sacks leader. Claims the incident was accidental and that he apologized to Dumervil, who denies ever receiving apology.

Jan 6, 2006: Is kicked off team at Virginia Tech for legal trouble and unsportsmanlike conduct in Gator Bowl.

Source: The Associated Press

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Bloody pot head should not be allowed to come to Canada, let alone play in the CFL.
Step off the soapbox.

If players in the CFL got kicked out for smoking pot, there wouldn't be much of a league left. Or an NHL for that matter.

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Wow...

This guy is going to break everything in the CFL
If I was an Alouette Linebacker, I'd be afraid.

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I predict that he will underestimate the players here and that he'll suck badly than go home crying and smoking pot. He will do no better than Lawrence Phillips, both are primadonas with big talent but without a head. Glad the Als hasn't go after him.

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Who cares? The Als are taking it this year...

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There's only one guy in football that can make this work............ Micheal Clemons.

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There's only one guy in football that can make this work............ Micheal Clemons.
I really like Pinball but hey the guy only comes here because there are no drug tests, he is a total jerk and doesn't care about anybody but himself. Anyway I think that bringing him in Canada is a joke and that such jerk shouldn't be allowed to play. What's next? TO with Winnipeg? Is the CFL wants to be the dump for jerks superstars who everybody hates south of the border?

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I really like Pinball but hey the guy only comes here because there are no drug tests, he is a total jerk and doesn't care about anybody but himself. Anyway I think that bringing him in Canada is a joke and that such jerk shouldn't be allowed to play. What's next? TO with Winnipeg? Is the CFL wants to be the dump for jerks superstars who everybody hates south of the border?
he may be a pot head, but everything said about him off the field is that he's a really stand up guy, actually a "great" guy.

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You should read this if you understand french,

It's a article about Williams, he suffer from social anxiety.

At least when you bash someone, please do it when you understand the facts, an so, Know it ..

http://www.accrofoot.com/articles.ph...-09%2016:24:33

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Step off the soapbox.

If players in the CFL got kicked out for smoking pot, there wouldn't be much of a league left. Or an NHL for that matter.
What soapbox? He is not Canadian and as suck by Canadian law he is not allowed in with a criminal record. But he will get a special permission because he is an athelete. Sounds fair to me.

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From what I know of Ricky Williams, he's a very good running back, who has sufferred from some social disorders, and has struggled with various ways of handling them. Nothing weird here, happens a lot. He likes to smoke a joint, wow, so do a large % of the population. I don't think he's ever raised his hand to a woman in anger, at least no incidents have been reported, so mentionning him with Lawrence Phillips is unfair.

He's a very good running back, who commits the one sin, the football public can't forgive, he doesn't like the NFL, isn't crazy about the physical demands of the football life, and wouldn't play if he had options. Nothing else will give him the *M bonus he accepted, and he's trapped into playing as long as it takes to come out of his self created mess.

Pinball doesn't need to straighten him out, he isn't crooked. The issue may be whether he really wants to play. Running backs have been imported before, he should be dominant, but it depends on the Argos scheme. You don't pound the line in the CFL as often as you do in 4 down football. If the Argos go conservative, teams will stack the line, there isn't an unstoppable player in any league. I would expect him to gain 1500-2000 yards though, depending on his health.

I'm thinking that the league may yet again say that the cap is just a guideline this year.

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What soapbox? He is not Canadian and as suck by Canadian law he is not allowed in with a criminal record. But he will get a special permission because he is an athelete. Sounds fair to me.
Does he have an arrest record ?

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I don't believe he was ever arrested for any drug related offences. He was arrested for failing to sign a traffic ticket, or "DWB" (driving while black) as they call it in the Southern states.

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I predict that he will underestimate the players here and that he'll suck badly than go home crying and smoking pot. He will do no better than Lawrence Phillips, both are primadonas with big talent but without a head. Glad the Als hasn't go after him.
didn't Phillips lead the league in rushing yards ?

and Phillips never was a good RB in the NFL, while Williams had some excellent seasons and even last year he played very well. So if Ricky wants to he'll break very record there is to break.

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Williams will crush the record. He's going to be the best player in the CFL by far, and pinball will keep him under control.

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didn't Phillips lead the league in rushing yards ?

and Phillips never was a good RB in the NFL, while Williams had some excellent seasons and even last year he played very well. So if Ricky wants to he'll break very record there is to break.
No, I don't believe he did. Phillips was very good with Mtl. but hardly dominant. Williams would be easily the best pur runner in the league now. He 'should' be dominant but it doesn't always work that way. Like anywhere else, he'll need holes to run through. He's always played with a lead blocker, often a CFL team has no FB. The NFL runs to the hole, the CFL guy more often has to identify it. Still, he's the best pure RB in th eleague and there's no reason to think he won't be good. Solid NFL players have not worked out in the cFL before though.

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maybe he smokes pot, but he is a hell of a RB.

He will break the record and dominate the league!

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What's the big deal if he smokes pot every one and a while....
It relieves the pressure and tension off of him... I even smoke some pot every once and a while.. It's no big deal.. Alot of atheletes do it to relieve tension.

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He ain't gonna get 2000 yds, not even close. And that's not a knock against Ricky. In order to get close to that, he needs a superior O-line and a run-first offence, neither of which TO possesses. While their O-line is quick, it's also small and not great at supporting the run. It's built to protect a scambling QB, not a smashing RB.

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What's the big deal if he smokes pot every one and a while....
It relieves the pressure and tension off of him... I even smoke some pot every once and a while.. It's no big deal.. Alot of atheletes do it to relieve tension.
It's amazing how hard it is for people to grasp such a concept.

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Get with the times people... he's smoking pot, not hooking himself up to a heroin IV at half-time.

Plus the CFL is such a wretched league that they aren't in a position to turn down one of the biggest names in US football of the past 10 years. This should be fun.

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Strangely I agree with the first part of your post. The guy's done nothing the vast majority of us haven't done.

He'll sell tickets, the CFL tends to have varying marketing plans from team to team, so US exposure still matters to some of the owners, what's the downside ? If he dominates, people want to see records. If he doesn't people want to see their guys beat the NFL star. Seems like a win/win.

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