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Ricky Williams' 2006-07 season has apparently ended before it began, as Denver TV station KDVR reported late Sunday that the Dolphins running back has either failed another drug test, or failed to show up for one. Either would be a violation serious enough for the running back, who has been suspended twice before for testing positive for marijuana, to be suspended for one year.

Attempts by the Miami Herald to contact Williams were unssuccesful. "Williams did not return an e-mail message from The Miami Herald on Sunday night," wrote Dolphins beat writer Jason Cole. "He has spent much of the offseason in Northern California studying yoga and had planned to go to India for further study."


Considering that Williams has been tested by the NFL 10 times a month since his return to the NFL this past season, that trip to India might have been problematic. If he appeals, perhaps Williams can say that a little weed is required homework.

Report: Ricky Violates Drug Policy Again [Miami Herald]