Ricky Williams

What in the world?

I’ve always kind of defended Ricky Williams as being misunderstood, not a bad guy. Well, he let me down, to be honest.

It looks like he just loves smoking pot and he hates the fact that the NFL won’t allow him to. So that was a “minor” consideration in retirement.

I wonder how much he considered his teammates, the organization, the fans and the committments he made. For instance, I’m all for a guy being happy – but doing it one week before training camp when everyone is signed and drafted really shows me a person who is being selfish and unprofessional.

Even if he did this a week earlier – we could have signed Eddie George, who would have fit in well. But, no, he waits until now. Unbelievable.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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