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Wade  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:31:17 AM(UTC)
Good story, IMO.

Sounds like he has his head on straight, good priorities. And maybe has for several years now.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/18/ricky-williams-digging-life-post-graduation-from-football/



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Ricky Williams digging life, post-”graduation” from football

Posted by Darin Gantt on July 18, 2012, 7:37 AM EDT

AP
If you thought Ricky Williams might be missing football, think again.

The former Saints, Dolphins and Ravens running back, now a retired free spirit, said his job of the previous 13 year never appealed to him. Of course, that’s why there were absences in those 13 years as well.
zombieslayer  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:26:17 PM(UTC)
Heh. He was always a hippie. Didn't belong in football.

Was damn good carrying the rock though. And tough as hell.
Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:30:09 PM(UTC)
zombieslayer said: Go to Quoted Post
Heh. He was always a hippie. Didn't belong in football.

Was damn good carrying the rock though. And tough as hell.


I thought this comment in the article was interesting.

Darin Gantt said:
It’s easy to dismiss Williams as a flake or a marijuana-smoking hippie, but it’s also an gross oversimplification. Williams battled social anxiety disorder for years, which led to the interview-in-helmet phase.
Wade  
#4 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:08:23 AM(UTC)
zombieslayer said: Go to Quoted Post
Heh. He was always a hippie. Didn't belong in football.

Was damn good carrying the rock though. And tough as hell.


What's wrong with being a hippie?
Cheesey  
#5 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:43:45 PM(UTC)
He should have joined the "Doobie Brothers"!
He'd fit right in!
DakotaT  
#6 Posted : Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:14:26 PM(UTC)
wade said: Go to Quoted Post
What's wrong with being a hippie?


Haven't we been through this enough? It usually ends up that one of you old bastards gets mad at me for a couple weeks. Stick it to the man, Wade.

I have nothing against Ricky Williams indulging in the herb while he played. It seems like it helped him, as it does many people.
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