Ricky Williams Says He would Have Been a Hall of Famer If Weed Was Legal in NFL (Video)
Back in 2004, former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was facing another suspension because of a failed drug test. So he decided to retire from the game instead & smoke weed freely. Weed played a role once again in his career when he returned in 2005, serving his 4-game suspension, followed by another failed test that made him sit out the entire 2006 season and miss 9 games of the 2007 season.
During an appearance on “Any Given Wednesday” with Bill Simmons, Ricky stated he would have been a ‘for sure’ hall of famer if weed was legal in the NFL.
“For sure, no doubt about it,” Williams said. “I think one, I look at the amount of stress and things that distracted me from playing football, surrounding cannabis.
“I look at the first half of my career when it was pretty much a secret, know one knew that I used and I could do it as I wished. And then last part of my career, I think I would have started, I would have had more touches. As it is right now, 11 seasons and over 10,000 yards. Also, the negative media coverage I got really tarnished my image.”