He’s puff, puff passing on the NFL.
The 34-year-old Williams told the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday he won’t be back to fulfill the second year of a contract he signed in August. Playing as a backup to Ray Rice this year, Williams ran for 444 yards and scored two touchdowns.
He also became the 26th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing, reaching the plateau in the season finale at Cincinnati.
“The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life,” Williams said. “I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly, fun. … As for what’s next, I am excited about all the opportunities ahead — continuing my education, running The Ricky Williams Foundation and whatever other opportunities present themselves.”
This is the third time Williams has left the NFL. The first time he left was because was suspended for violating the NFL’s drug policy. Instead of taking the suspension, he bolted to smoke his funny cigarettes in peace. Then a year later, he went to Canada to play football and smoke more kush.
So, we’re imagining he found a nice bag to enjoy this year…or enough peyote to make an elephant think it can fly. Either way, salute to one of the best pothead athletes of all time!