I give credit to Miami Herald reporter Armando Salgeuro for asking running back Ricky Williams prior to the Dolphins' bye week if he had the urge to smoke marijuana, but it's equally baffling that Williams, already a multiple drug offender in the league, would actually say "Yes" to the question. Maybe it's Williams way of legitimizing his own "addiction" and altering the perception that his previous NFL suspensions, sabbaticals, and reefer madness were just symptoms of his immaturity and flakiness. Either way, Williiams told the Herald that the bye week is a tough time for him and he definitely thinks more about smoking because (duh, dude) there's no football to think about. But Williams assures the interviewer that it's not a big deal and he'll just go stand on his head or rub rocks or watch "Smiley Face" for the tenth time or whatever it is he does when he "meditates" to keep from toking up. Williams also told the reporter that he looks forward to the NFL's drug tester showing up to his house, which happens 9 times per month, and that's a sign of how far he's come:
``For the first couple of years I was more worried about how I could beat the test. Now that I'm dealing with the issue, I'm almost thankful for it. I like the testing guy and I'm used to it. It's just part of my life.''
Hooray, Ricky. And how about after your career? You going to continue walking the straight and narrow after all of this silly NFL stuff is over?
''I don't know,'' he said. ``I'd be lying if I said I'm never going to do it again after I'm done. I don't know. I don't spend much time thinking about it.''
You know why he doesn't spend much time thinking about it? Because he's stoned. Miami Dolphins' Williams Avoids Temptation During Bye Week [Miami Herald]