September 30, 2008
— Ace Miami's loving this guy.
Williams told The Miami Herald for Tuesday's editions that when players were given Friday off, "Automatically your mind, which is so constrained since training camp began ... says, 'I'm free, what can I do?' "
"So there was definitely an urge," he said. "But I just thought about what I have to lose, and it was easy. The urge didn't last very long."
Since 2004, the Dolphins running back has played only 16 NFL games, including three this year. If Williams were to smoke marijuana again, he would likely be out of the NFL for good because he already has violated the league drug policy four times.
"There's no space, no wiggle room for me," Williams said.
He said that doesn't scare him, because he feels he's in control and on the right path. He said he successfully fought off the latest urge to smoke by meditating instead, which gives him the same "feeling of being free" as marijuana.
And you know what helps relax you for meditating? Pot.
Thanks to Dave at Garfield Ridge.
Posted by: Jayne Cobb at September 30, 2008 11:37 AM (+MtXg)
Williams said he will not smoke marijuana again while he's in the NFL, but he's uncertain whether he'll abstain when his career ends in six weeks.
Posted by: blogRot at September 30, 2008 11:39 AM (EKMxC)
Posted by: SoHoS at September 30, 2008 11:39 AM (jwGKm)
Posted by: kidney at September 30, 2008 11:39 AM (/RDxc)
Posted by: spypeach at September 30, 2008 11:45 AM (QwWKI)
Remind me again why this ass evan has a career outside of fast food restaurant?
Posted by: Rocks at September 30, 2008 11:49 AM (Q1lie)
I feel for the guy, addictions are hard to kick.
Posted by: uniball at September 30, 2008 11:52 AM (27iEn)
The man is keepin' him down!
[if] we wake up on Nov. 5th to find a President Obama, we might all need to toke up a bit.
Why should we be different than the president?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 30, 2008 11:52 AM (0+Ggj)
Posted by: Uncle Billy at September 30, 2008 11:52 AM (DiSkY)
You know what Rocks was smoking when he typoed through that exclamation-heavy sentence?
Posted by: David Ross at September 30, 2008 11:53 AM (GwV+j)
Only 16 games since 2004. I wonder what the cost would come out to in terms of money lost per joint.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 30, 2008 11:54 AM (rf03a)
Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2008 11:56 AM (rs7M9)
How fucking pathetic are you when you throw away a chance to live the life people dream of, so that you can smoke something that white trash kids, do tokes of one hitters off of at lunch time?
If I so much as drank in the 6 months leading up to my Summary, It was gonna be upgraded to a Special.
I didn't drink, because I liked where I was (minus the CM thing) and things were bad enough without me making it worse,
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 11:57 AM (ul7te)
Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2008 11:57 AM (rs7M9)
And when you're no longer the Man, and you're second fiddle behind Ronnie Brown, you kind of have to watch your ass and stay out of trouble.
Posted by: otcconan at September 30, 2008 11:57 AM (wWa9U)
Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2008 11:59 AM (rs7M9)
Fucking clicky doohickey majiggy!!!
And that was just as a friggen guy in a uniform making 29K annual (incentives included)
The things I wouldn't give up for a chance to be a millionaire, making millions, playing a game.
I would, right now, sign a 25K a year contract, if I could get payed to play baseball, I'm not good enough.
This fucking guy had EVERYTHING! even the talent, not "good enough" talent, but REAL FUCKING TALENT!!!
I don't feel sorry for him, FUCK him!
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 11:59 AM (ul7te)
Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2008 11:59 AM (rs7M9)
Posted by: billypaintbrush at September 30, 2008 11:59 AM (5RjUC)
Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2008 12:00 PM (rs7M9)
Posted by: uniball at September 30, 2008 12:01 PM (27iEn)
Posted by: Perhaps I should remain nameless at September 30, 2008 12:02 PM (evdj2)
4 years, 6 games a year, ~$250,000 per game...probably $100 per.
Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 30, 2008 12:05 PM (4ZOxD)
The problem isn't with him doing it, it's that he chose it over everything else.
Lets say you are married, and your wife said, "If you fuck another woman, You will never see me again."
Okay, bad example.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:06 PM (ul7te)
Ha! That there is funny shit, similar to a Don Rickles joke.
Posted by: uniball at September 30, 2008 12:18 PM (27iEn)
Sheesh. Ok, my cycle has ended, so I'll stop bashing Ace for begging the government to save us from a government caused problem. But I have to be honest: His hysteria has seriously jaded this blog.
No worries though. Remember when Andy Sullivan went bigtime gay a few years back? His sitemeter went crazy, and continues to do so. So you'll always have an audience.
Posted by: Kevin at September 30, 2008 12:18 PM (KO6dP)
an innocuous and often beneficial herb (cancer patient or not) that God has given us in His wisdom for us to use in moderation.
Posted by: no bullshit at September 30, 2008 12:19 PM (TOly9)
Posted by: Kestrel♠ at September 30, 2008 12:21 PM (MhkWv)
That's why they keep repeating "uhmmm". They can't remember what the fuck the rest of the meditation phrase is supposed to be. Of course, the above mentioned phrase also explains a lot.
Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at September 30, 2008 12:22 PM (+lfoB)
Posted by: uniball at September 30, 2008 12:24 PM (27iEn)
Saw a Docu on "BC herb."
I'm not and never was a pothead, though I have toked a time or 10.
But apparently the shit that is being put out now, is so strong that it's almost impossible to say it isn't addictive. Also, I know a lot of long term, as in LONG FUCKING TERM, potheads. All morons, Nice, and good at EXACTLY what they know how to do, but if you throw them a curveball, they will wonder why they forgot to wear a cup.
THATS RIGHT! it's because you stuffed your Herb in your JOck, rather than your cup.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:26 PM (ul7te)
That's why they keep repeating "uhmmm". They can't remember what the fuck the rest of the meditation phrase is supposed to be.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:27 PM (ul7te)
I'm having trouble figuring out the exact word I want to use here.
I'm going to go with "absurd". It is definitely absurd that a football player's career would be artificially cut short because he wanted to smoke a particular plant, instead of tobacco and didn't make alcohol his choice either. Those would be ok. MJ ? No, not that. No football for you.
That's just nuts.
Posted by: deadrody at September 30, 2008 12:36 PM (aCKVb)
Cuz it's FUCKING ILLEGAL!
What you think of Tank Johnson? He isn't known to have committed a crime. How about the DAMN! what team was it? The hookers/strippers on a boat scandal thing however many years ago?
How about the cowboys controversy with irvins and others use of cocaine?
Cuz it is tawdry, and cuz it is illegal.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:39 PM (ul7te)
People get into car accidents every day!
Just cuz I enjoyed a beverage(or 20, blew a .3+) before I nearly killed a guy, whats the big deal?
CUZ IT'S FUCKING ILLEGAL!!!
I deserved what I got, in fact I deserved a shitload more, only the fact that at the time I was a good little Marine, and could hide it from my command let me get off as easy as I did.
And 2 months of working at a salvation army, ain't that fucking easy. (not to mention, but I will anyways, a year suspension of liscence, 3 years of additional insurance filings, the skyrocketing insurance, the 7 years of DUI on my record, the fact that my full name and address were printed in the local papers, the phone calls from my family and a bunch of other shit)
CUZ IT's fucking Illegal!!
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:44 PM (ul7te)
There is also the broken rib, the bruised ribs, the bruises across my throat, cuz I sunk under my seat belt at the time of colission, the bruises all across my face when the airback went off (actually exacerbating some of the minor injuries, like the cuts under my ear)
That happens all the time.
ALL THE TIME!
But I was Drunk, I was an Idiot!
I should have gotten 3 months suspended, AT LEAST!
I nearly killed a guy.
and why was it wrong?
CUZ IT WAS ILLEGAL!
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:47 PM (ul7te)
Posted by: Fritz at September 30, 2008 12:48 PM (UU4Hu)
Drug war propaganda. They tell us everyone back in the '60's was smoking ditch weed while today's reefer is super potent. Ooooh, scary!
People who long term self-medicate with reefer usually have other underlying psychological issues. Are they any more daft than someone who's swallowing valium all day?
Ever been around alcoholics? It's not like they're a swift and rational bunch. Any addiction can be a problem depending on its severity.
As mentioned, drug prohibition is the cause of the worst problems associated with drug use. Treating every user -regardless of how casual - as an "addict" is a joke. So what if Ricky smokes some reefer*? How does that hurt anyone?
* Unless his employer has made clean pee a condition of his employment, which they obviously do. Another remnant of the War on People Who Use Drugs, since reefer is hardly considered performance enhancing. Unless you're in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest...
Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 30, 2008 12:54 PM (4ZOxD)
Baron Von Ottomatic
As vocal as I have been, I have to say. . . .
yeah, you're about right.
Alcy's are bad, BAD.
Not as in evil, but pathetic.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 12:58 PM (ul7te)
I have to agree with something you didn't say,but I think you insinuated.
I don't believe addiction is a physical thing. There are aspects of physiology that make the psychological addiction easier to accept or rationalize, but fact is, it's all in your head.
Doesn't mean you don't have problems, it's just that those problems aren't your chosen addictions. It's you.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 01:01 PM (ul7te)
I can only imagine what they'd say if they saw the spawn of such a black/white union on the US presidential ticket.
Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 30, 2008 01:03 PM (4ZOxD)
Posted by: notropis at September 30, 2008 01:08 PM (qgWWa)
Posted by: shoey at September 30, 2008 01:09 PM (IRh55)
The origin of the anti-drug thing is blamed on racism.
But that whole mass poisoning thing in the late 19th early 20th century had nothing to do with it.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 01:10 PM (ul7te)
When I was a teen, I got popped for underage possession of alcohol. The judge sent kids like me to the Salvation Army detox center as "volunteers" to get a look at the folks who got dragged in on PI/DUI arrests. Pulling the urine soaked pants off an incoherently screaming, wheelchair-bound Sterno bum stays with you.
But they let us smoke there, and the drunks were as obedient as a dog begging for a Milk Bone once they saw I had a pack of cigarettes.
Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 30, 2008 01:11 PM (4ZOxD)
Posted by: notropis at September 30, 2008 01:12 PM (qgWWa)
If I had glaucoma or cancer or one of those diseases you can get "medicinal" weed for, and no other analgesic was effective, the pain would have to get real bad before I'd toke up.
Posted by: OregonMuse at September 30, 2008 01:12 PM (FO+YO)
Marijuana should not be illegal. It is less harmful and less addictive than tobacco or alcohol.
This is America, the government should not be dictating what fully informed adults choose put in their bodies in the privacy of their own homes.
Laws against marijuana are no more relevant, sensible, or constitutional than laws against sodomy.
Posted by: TallDave at September 30, 2008 01:13 PM (sEoMn)
And now you see why ace is actually performing a public service by taking these hobos off the streets.
Posted by: OregonMuse at September 30, 2008 01:16 PM (FO+YO)
Posted by: notropis at September 30, 2008 01:17 PM (qgWWa)
The FDA and truth in labeling could have solved that. After 100 years of the drug war illicit drugs are easier to get than beer for most teens. Setting aside the constitutionality, arresting people for addiction is pointless and inhumane.
Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 30, 2008 01:17 PM (4ZOxD)
Posted by: Anne Hathaway at September 30, 2008 01:20 PM (qgWWa)
I've attended a fair number of AA meetings (mandatory) and something I noticed?
All the people who have replaced their addiction to Alcohol with an addiction to AA meetings, where they become important people, tend to MAKE SHIT UP!! Just to scare the new recruits.
Sorry, If it wasn't for the addiction scare, a lot of people wouldn't realize that "hey I can get TRASHED! on cough syrup!!!" so that they can capitalize on it.
Stories about how sipping the sacremental wine during mass is bullshit.
It's not an addiction, it is a guilty pleasure, and eventually, when you realize it's available, you go hogwild. Not because you are addicted, but because you can.
I did No drugs other than cigarettes and beer for about 11 years. I knew it was a waste of time, but I hate being lied to. "If you do drugs you will get fired."
It was absolutely stupid, but I realized that damn near everyone I worked with was doing coke (in it's variations) or heroine.
I'm the Kinda guy that attracts attention, even when it's not intended, and I got sick of it, so I went out with a coke fiend (a true coke fiend) and I did coke.
Another coke fiend friend got shitty, and loud at work "Pinto's" (I go by my last name more than my first) "been on the straight and narrow for 11 years, and one night with you he gets geeked!!!"
ONCE! in . . . . 15 years now, have I done any illegal drug, and I wouldn't have done it that one time, if I didn't see the hypocracy of the measures of drug use.
So I can see that argument, thing is?
Booze is the best buzz, and it takes a lot of effort to lose track of who you are with booze.
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 01:46 PM (ul7te)
I actually had the most respect for Ricky when he quit the NFL because he liked toking and didn't want to have to compromise.
Now that golf is instituting drug testing (god bless you, Gary Player!) one of the things on the banned list of "performance enhancing" substances is marijuana. Pot is a lot of things, but to call it performance enhancing is ridiculous.
As to ILLEGAL, well, that's not the same as wrong. I don't smoke anymore because it makes me more stupid than I can afford to be these days, but I still drink enough to risk stupidity and that's not ILLEGAL.
And, uh, WickedPinto? Bummer about you almost killing a guy and all, though your subtext suggests you wish you had. I'd wager dollars to donuts that whatever meds you're on or off right now are a hell of a lot more potent than ganja.
Posted by: Prufrock at September 30, 2008 01:53 PM (vISQb)
Posted by: notropis at September 30, 2008 01:54 PM (qgWWa)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 30, 2008 02:05 PM (0+Ggj)
To quote daniel tosh.
"I support legalized marijuana, cuz then they won't have anything else to bitch about."
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 02:20 PM (ul7te)
hell, I never knew...
Posted by: burgermeister meisterburger at September 30, 2008 02:51 PM (rpyl2)
Posted by: Wickedpinto at September 30, 2008 03:43 PM (ul7te)
Are you kidding me??? EVERYONE has to be back and defeat their own demons...EVERY day...
Good job Ricky
Posted by: TA at September 30, 2008 03:49 PM (a59Aw)
I'll be in my bunk.
Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at September 30, 2008 04:01 PM (vAlGy)
I've never used anything but alcohol.
I find government intrusion on my personal health, even for the good, to be akin to fascism. Still I have a hard time with the legalize it mentality.
I've worked with many a user and the memory problems were pretty obvious. Plus, males who use regularly tend to turn into bitches.
Posted by: kidney at September 30, 2008 04:05 PM (/RDxc)
Posted by: credit at September 30, 2008 04:14 PM (lJP7f)
Having to pay Wayne back about $7M in bonuses, a $7M he doesn't have, kinda put the principled stand thing to rest.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 30, 2008 04:37 PM (Xl9pj)
Not good for the individual, but not that bad for society I think.
Posted by: toby928 at September 30, 2008 05:01 PM (8yq/t)
Posted by: shoey at September 30, 2008 05:21 PM (RxUMK)
I'm for legalizing crack. Can you imagine the look on a crackheads face when she finds that she can get an eight ball OF ROCKED COKE for $15.00?
The downside is a scarcity of cheap blowjobs. We all have to give up something for our country in it's current situation!
Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at September 30, 2008 05:27 PM (7smqt)
Just another POV, I don't think it's a damn bit funny.
As a recovering alcoholic, I understand that addiction is a bitch. It takes a long damn time for a brain that is used to associating regular normal activities with drugs or alcohol to quit making that association.
Now somebody will follow this up with "I'll drink to that", and yes, that's kind of funny. But making fun of addiction is not really funny. Sorry to be a spoil sport. Someone over at Hot Air scolded me for using hyperbole, so I'm in a foul mood.
Posted by: connertown at September 30, 2008 06:02 PM (cyDMD)
Posted by: Pervy Grin at September 30, 2008 07:12 PM (0Vh4D)
Pimpin a stable of Thai tranny hookers isn't nearly as much fun as it sounds. Just sayin'
Posted by: Big Daddy Dee at September 30, 2008 08:54 PM (bQdYR)
it's not that we want to make fun of addicts (what's the sport in that?), it's that we don't want to end up a bunch of fucking humorless scolds.
Pot makes you stupid. I know. You stop, you get better. I know. But the god's honest truth is that Ricky Williams is a fucking cunt who can't keep his shit together enough to pass an NFL drug test. Those things are so telegraphed, they might as well be done by Western Union.
Boo hoo, so we're making fun of Ricky for craving the ganja. It's Miami, there's good weed down there (again, I know). HE's gonna wanna get high. Wah wah wah. Grow the fuck up, and stop blaming a plant for your troubles, nancy.
We can, and should, make fun of the bitch for his "addiction."
If you want to be a sandy vagina about making fun of shit, stay at Hot Air.
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