Mac6674 Posted December 21, 2004 Share Posted December 21, 2004 First, I think Ricky was messing with Mike Wallace when he replied to the question of him doing more dangerous drugs than marijuana when he replied, "Sweets. Sugar." He made some valid points, though, especially when he asked when his retirement would be OK. After he was permanently injured? My only issue with Ricky's retirement was timing. Other than that, he's right. First of all, had he been injured, the Dolphins would drop him without a second thought. Secondly, and I may be wrong, but aren't they trying to get back signing bonus money that the Saints paid him? Plus, they're trying to get back money from incentives; if he met the incentives, how do they have any claim to that money? Finally, how hypocritical is it to test NFL players for pot? It's not a performance enhancer, and I don't think there are that many 300 lb. men with speed who get that way through purely natural means. Not to mention, Ricky can't smoke a joint to relax after taking a beating on a Sunday afternoon, but they can inject him with cortisone to relieve pain and further injure himself to keep him playing. The bottom line is the NFL treats these guys like cattle, and it's a proven fact that playing in the NFL actually shortens your lifespan.Having said that, I'd love to see him come back with Oakland. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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