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NFL to decide within a week on whether to reinstate Ricky Williams

There are 580 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 11, 2007, titled NFL to decide within a week on whether to reinstate Ricky Williams. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The decision to reinstate suspended Dolphins running back Ricky Williams is expected to be rendered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell within the next week, according to NFL.com, the league's Web site.

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karen kenyon albert

Miami, FL

#625 May 12, 2007
Jack wrote:
come on,just one more chance.
no more chances he is like a driver who always gets caughter driving while he is drunk and a judge keeps slapping him on the wrist. he needs to learn to obey the rules in not only life but theNFL.so LRT THE SUM POT HEAD DRUG ADDICT DO HIS YHING DOMEWHERE ELSO. WHO CARES I SURE AS HELL DO NOT THE OMLY THING I DO CARE ABOUT IS NOT SEEING HIM IN A DOLPHIN UNIFPRM EVER AGAIN.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#626 May 12, 2007
marinofan13 wrote:
<quoted text>If pot were legalized, I think you would find that everything you attribute to alcohol would be applicable to pot. Inebriation is inebriation. Beer is the stepping stone for 80 proof. Pot is the stepping stone for crack cocaine. There is very sound reasoning why alcohol is legal and dope is not.
I do agree with that analogy, even though the government would control it there would still be people growing it, just like the people who still make moonshine, and trust me I do not live far from Franklin Co. VA and that is the moonshine capital.
karen kenyon albert

Miami, FL

#627 May 12, 2007
coop wrote:
Your right, It's a big waste of talent. Cam now looks better with his pick from FSU[Booker]Can't build a team around Ricky. He's not dependable.GO FINS
and i was just thinking he must not like football amymore my god he must have known he would be tested again before he could be reinstated into the league again. i really think there is something more to this then we know. maybe he is gay and does not want anyone to find out. other than being a pot head there is something else seriously wrong with this idiots way of living his life.pot is much more important to him than playing football why after all he came out of texas a heisman trophy winner. so that surely knows he is a or was a very good running back, so what is the underlying problem besides pot that keeps this man always just before he is getting ready to be given another chance and he goes and smokes the weed that gets him busted again. i am telling you there is a bigger problem even he cannot figure it out that makes him do what he does maybe he is a child molestOR or something much more serious than having a drug problem. i think he is gay.
James

Thailand

#628 May 12, 2007
don corleone wrote:
Gotta love these dolph-fans. the only team in the NFL where more people at the stadium root for the OPPOSING team than their own. The Only team where you can go down to the stadium on game day and buy a ticket for $5. 1/2 hour before kickoff.
And yet still living in the 70's. How pathetic. This is 2007. Let's see..hmm...the last time those mulletts were in the super bowl was...when?? kinda think like 85?? Ha Ha Ha ....
I am not sure where Medina is but I assume it has to be closer to Cleveland than Cinci?

By the tone of your rant, I assume your a Brown's fan and are no doubt using this forum to take a shot at the fins for not taking your saviour BC at 9 in the draft.

I completely understand that, afterall does Cleveland have a forum on the Brown's wherein I can go and discuss the greatness of your team over the past decades?

Ok, hang onto that notion all you like as the cinci pussy cats maul your dog asses again this year while he becomes another Tim Couch.

In the case I am wrong and you are a Bengal fan, well I remember the good old days of Ken Anderson and his coffee commercials. With the current crop of criminals on your team, the only commercials being made now are public service announcements about how to protect your children when they go to the bengals on Sundays.
Native

AOL

#629 May 12, 2007
marinofan13 wrote:
<quoted text>If pot were legalized, I think you would find that everything you attribute to alcohol would be applicable to pot. Inebriation is inebriation. Beer is the stepping stone for 80 proof. Pot is the stepping stone for crack cocaine. There is very sound reasoning why alcohol is legal and dope is not.
Oh boy, yet another person commenting on something they have no first hand knowledge about. First of all - you don't get "inebriated" when you smoke pot - it simply makes you relax (and in rare cases, paranoid). And it's just as likely for alcohol to be a stepping stone to crack cocaine and other drugs as pot is. Is your rationalization based on the fact that alcohol is "legal"??? And because of that it won't lead people to other methods to get high? Getting high is getting high. As a kid, I started stealing booze from my parents mini bar - and that lead to experimenting with pot and other things. And don't kid yourself - pot is as easy for kids (or whoever) to get as alcohol is. And finally - Who would you rather get in a car with - the guy who just smoked some weed OR the guy who's drunk off his a ss? Me - speaking from experience, I can honestly tell you that it's not even close - the guy who just smoked some weed is the correct answer (unless you're suicidal). Ok, so now what is the "very sound reasoning why alcohol is legal and dope is not." I would love to hear your explanation.

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#630 May 13, 2007
Native wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't smoke weed anymore either - it just makes me paranoid now, I guess if you don't smoke it on a regular basis then that's what happens to some.
Anyway, I will say that pot can be a very useful medicinal drug for some people. Some of the best ideas, and some of the best solutions to problems I was having came to me when I was high on pot. It opens doors in your mind that otherwise would always stay shut. It lets you see things from an entirely different angle. It allows you to step outside of yourself and look at your life like a third party would (if you ever been called selfish or self absorbed then I would highly recommend you try pot - you will see what people are talking about).
I have often thought about smoking weed again - not for fun - but to open up my mind to solve a problem in my life. Problem is that my work does drug test! And even smoking weed can't help me figure out how to get around that! Oh well, I guess I'll just have to live in the tiny, confining straight edge world until I retire.
BTW - Pot should - without a doubt - be legal. Alcohol is ten times more dangerous... No, make that 100 times!!! I think if the law makers smoked some then they would be able to open their minds and see this!
Although I never had feelings of paranoia when stoned, I have been around others that did. The effect it was having on them indused a quick adrenaline rush on me, spoiling the high so I would be ready to help them.

Deep down inside I honestly feel it should be legalized. Certainly there is more usage today than during Woodstock! The staggering billions in lost tax revenue continues to flow to the Mob.

The payoff is so huge to those in government, I know it will never be legalized in my lifetime. Funny, I read in the New York Times yesterday, they lost $50 billion worth of oil in Iraq. I hope that's not what we're over there fighting for! Yeah right!

Take care!
marinofan13

United States

#631 May 13, 2007
Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh boy, yet another person commenting on something they have no first hand knowledge about. First of all - you don't get "inebriated" when you smoke pot - it simply makes you relax (and in rare cases, paranoid). And it's just as likely for alcohol to be a stepping stone to crack cocaine and other drugs as pot is. Is your rationalization based on the fact that alcohol is "legal"??? And because of that it won't lead people to other methods to get high? Getting high is getting high. As a kid, I started stealing booze from my parents mini bar - and that lead to experimenting with pot and other things. And don't kid yourself - pot is as easy for kids (or whoever) to get as alcohol is. And finally - Who would you rather get in a car with - the guy who just smoked some weed OR the guy who's drunk off his a ss? Me - speaking from experience, I can honestly tell you that it's not even close - the guy who just smoked some weed is the correct answer (unless you're suicidal). Ok, so now what is the "very sound reasoning why alcohol is legal and dope is not." I would love to hear your explanation.
No first-hand knowledge about?! You don't even know me! I'd rather get in a car with the guy that had a beer than the guy that smoked his brains out. Your reply is quite biased, as was my last sentence. How do I answer your questions when your mind has already been made up? BOTH alcohol and dope gets you a DWI charge- weed inebriates you! And even YOU know it! You lose that point, totally. But maybe the biggest point that both you and I are trying to make, separately, is that both alcohol and dope are not good for you. From your point of view (and I hear you, honestly), alcohol has been bad and it's legalized. But what if weed is legalized? Do you honestly think that drug abuse would NOT occur at the same frequency as alcohol? Drug abuse is ALREADY a huge problem while illegal! It's a real problem here in PA, far greater than alcohol related ANYTHING from deadly accidents, thievery, suicide, broken homes, diseases a-la needle, etc, etc, etc. Maybe it's different where you come from. I think we're comparing apples to apples here, we just need to agree that both forms of abuse are bad for your health. PS- I AM a Ricky advocate. I'm going to miss him!
Native

AOL

#632 May 14, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...

Look up the word "inebriated" - I conveniently provided the link for you. OK - so you're wrong there, and that's how I knew you have no first hand knowledge about weed - because "Inebriated" in no way describes the high pot gives you. And you know I wasn't talkin about one beer dude - so I guess you know I'm right about that one to. And finally, I'm in no way saying ALL drugs should be legal - ONLY POT! It's extremely hypocritical to have alcohol legal and not weed. I mean how many times have you heard a Mother say that their kid was killed by a "stoned driver"? You know, it's called M.A.D.D.- not M.A.S.D.! One last thing, you asked me if - "I honestly think that drug abuse would NOT occur at the same frequency as alcohol?"(if pot was legal). NO - and I also think alcohol would be less abused if there was no drinking age either - and on the same token I believe pot would be smoked less if it were legalized. Kids, and people in general want what they can't have - you know that. In Countries where there is no drinking age - there is much less alcohol abuse (I can give you a link to that as well if you like). And remember, you keep using the word "drugs", I never said drugs should be legal. As far as Ricky goes - he's just a dumb a ss. As many chances as he had, the millions more he could have made - he completely blew it, and one day when he grows up, he's going to look back at this and probably jump off a bridge.
marinofan13

Lehighton, PA

#633 May 14, 2007
Native wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/inde x.php?title=Inebriated&red irect=no
Look up the word "inebriated" - I conveniently provided the link for you. OK - so you're wrong there, and that's how I knew you have no first hand knowledge about weed - because "Inebriated" in no way describes the high pot gives you. And you know I wasn't talkin about one beer dude - so I guess you know I'm right about that one to. And finally, I'm in no way saying ALL drugs should be legal - ONLY POT! It's extremely hypocritical to have alcohol legal and not weed. I mean how many times have you heard a Mother say that their kid was killed by a "stoned driver"? You know, it's called M.A.D.D.- not M.A.S.D.! One last thing, you asked me if - "I honestly think that drug abuse would NOT occur at the same frequency as alcohol?"(if pot was legal). NO - and I also think alcohol would be less abused if there was no drinking age either - and on the same token I believe pot would be smoked less if it were legalized. Kids, and people in general want what they can't have - you know that. In Countries where there is no drinking age - there is much less alcohol abuse (I can give you a link to that as well if you like). And remember, you keep using the word "drugs", I never said drugs should be legal. As far as Ricky goes - he's just a dumb a ss. As many chances as he had, the millions more he could have made - he completely blew it, and one day when he grows up, he's going to look back at this and probably jump off a bridge.
Hey! What's up! This is actually a good conversation we're having (believe it or not)! Yet, it's one of those convoes that will never, ever end (much like abortion, gun control, etc). "Inebritated", right? You understand the difference between conotation and denotation, right? I don't care what a bloody dictionary tells you about it, you are IMPAIRED or perhaps UNDER THE INFLUENCE after smoking weed. Why even smoke then if you're NOT in an altered state of mind? For the taste of it? If you TRULY speak from first-hand experience as you claim to, you know me to be right. You therefore get ZERO merit points for the Wikipedia ref, but I thank you nonetheless. Sorry for the implication of weed = narcotics. You are, of course, correct in the difference between the two. So very many claim that weed is not addictive. Why, then, could Ricky not buck the habit? It's not addictive, right? I'm not trying to be a dick, seriously. I just don't see it the way that you do. I've known SO, SO, SO many folks that ruined their lives with weed. Everything from marriages, children, auto accidents, jobs, suicides, and now even NFL careers! I'm honestly trying to see your point of view, and I mean that! I just don't see where weed and alcohol differ in any way, shape, or form... except one is legal and one is illegal. Don't hide behind a dictionary definition. Perhaps both drink and weed should be legal, or both should be illegal. Now, look at history what with "substance" legality. Legalization of weed could kill violent crime- definate ++++! But if alcohol is so bad, what if we legalize weed? Does that not promote an "altered state of mind" (as oppose to your inebriation)? Cigarettes are legal and IT'S a problem still. Alcohol is legal and IT'S a problem still, as you have well noted! What makes you think that legalization would be good? This is a good conversation and very healthy. PS- Don't come at me like a punk. We're both grown men, right? Let me know what you think, sir. Later, man.

Since: Feb 07

Columbus, OH

#634 May 15, 2007
marinofan13 wrote:
<quoted text>If pot were legalized, I think you would find that everything you attribute to alcohol would be applicable to pot. Inebriation is inebriation. Beer is the stepping stone for 80 proof. Pot is the stepping stone for crack cocaine. There is very sound reasoning why alcohol is legal and dope is not.
One whose reasoning is not sound cannot by definition recognize sound reasoning. Did I lose you? Yes, I'm sure I did.

Since: Feb 07

Columbus, OH

#635 May 15, 2007
karen kenyon albert wrote:
<quoted text> and i was just thinking he must not like football amymore my god he must have known he would be tested again before he could be reinstated into the league again. i really think there is something more to this then we know. maybe he is gay and does not want anyone to find out. other than being a pot head there is something else seriously wrong with this idiots way of living his life.pot is much more important to him than playing football why after all he came out of texas a heisman trophy winner. so that surely knows he is a or was a very good running back, so what is the underlying problem besides pot that keeps this man always just before he is getting ready to be given another chance and he goes and smokes the weed that gets him busted again. i am telling you there is a bigger problem even he cannot figure it out that makes him do what he does maybe he is a child molestOR or something much more serious than having a drug problem. i think he is gay.
Ricky has 4 kids, and is living with his long-term girlfriend.

I think you're an idiot.

Since: Feb 07

Columbus, OH

#636 May 15, 2007
Native wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/inde x.php?title=Inebriated&red irect=no
Look up the word "inebriated" - I conveniently provided the link for you. OK - so you're wrong there, and that's how I knew you have no first hand knowledge about weed - because "Inebriated" in no way describes the high pot gives you. And you know I wasn't talkin about one beer dude - so I guess you know I'm right about that one to. And finally, I'm in no way saying ALL drugs should be legal - ONLY POT! It's extremely hypocritical to have alcohol legal and not weed. I mean how many times have you heard a Mother say that their kid was killed by a "stoned driver"? You know, it's called M.A.D.D.- not M.A.S.D.! One last thing, you asked me if - "I honestly think that drug abuse would NOT occur at the same frequency as alcohol?"(if pot was legal). NO - and I also think alcohol would be less abused if there was no drinking age either - and on the same token I believe pot would be smoked less if it were legalized. Kids, and people in general want what they can't have - you know that. In Countries where there is no drinking age - there is much less alcohol abuse (I can give you a link to that as well if you like). And remember, you keep using the word "drugs", I never said drugs should be legal. As far as Ricky goes - he's just a dumb a ss. As many chances as he had, the millions more he could have made - he completely blew it, and one day when he grows up, he's going to look back at this and probably jump off a bridge.
Did anyone ever tell you that wikipedia is not an authoritative source for anything?

If you want to prove a point, try citing legitimate sources.
marinofan13

United States

#637 May 15, 2007
Bob Greasy wrote:
<quoted text>
One whose reasoning is not sound cannot by definition recognize sound reasoning. Did I lose you? Yes, I'm sure I did.
I don't know why you just said that. I feel I'm the one who lost you. With all due respect, friend, please enlighten me as to why you feel the way you do about my post!
marinofan13

United States

#638 May 15, 2007
Bob Greasy wrote:
<quoted text>
Did anyone ever tell you that wikipedia is not an authoritative source for anything?
If you want to prove a point, try citing legitimate sources.
Very good call!
Native

AOL

#639 May 15, 2007
Bob Greasy wrote:
<quoted text>
One whose reasoning is not sound cannot by definition recognize sound reasoning. Did I lose you? Yes, I'm sure I did.
Excellent call! Couldn't have said it better myself. Oh, and BTW, is this a better source for you? http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary...

HaHa! Got ya #13 :o)
marinofan13

Bloomsburg, PA

#640 May 16, 2007
Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Excellent call! Couldn't have said it better myself. Oh, and BTW, is this a better source for you? http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary...
HaHa! Got ya #13 :o)
Fair enough on the definition and it's Latin origin. You learned me something today! Thank you, seriously.
Native

AOL

#641 May 16, 2007
marinofan13 wrote:
<quoted text>Fair enough on the definition and it's Latin origin. You learned me something today! Thank you, seriously.
Hey, no problem... Now on to something else - who was the better Dolphins QB - Bob Greasy or Dan Marino? I'm going to say Dan was, only because Bob Greasy jumped in on our discussion and was a big jerk about it! But on the other hand, I have heard many stories of Dan being a big diiick head to his fans - so I'm not a big Marino fan because of his off the field attitude. A long time ago a good friend of mine and his 8 year old son (sweet kid, and a cute kid to) was eating in Marino's restaurant when they saw Dan at the table across from them. He wasn't eating, he was just sitting there reading the newspaper. Well my friends son was a huge Marino fan so my buddy told his son to go over and say hi to him and see if he could get his autograph. So my friends son humbly walked over to his table and said "Hi Mr. Marino, would you" and before he could say "sign my shirt" - Dan yells at him "SCRAM KID - CAN'T YOU SEE I'M EATING!" - real loud, and he never even looked up. What an A ss H ole! My friends son ran back to the table crying. My buddy is no one to mess with, he called Dan an A-Hole and left his restaurant before they even ordered anything. After this, and some other stories I've heard like this one - I just stopped liking the guy. But I was a fan of his at one time. Anyway, sorry to dis your boy like that but one really should know the real character of one's hero. Later dude.
marinofan13

Bloomsburg, PA

#642 May 17, 2007
Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, no problem... Now on to something else - who was the better Dolphins QB - Bob Greasy or Dan Marino? I'm going to say Dan was, only because Bob Greasy jumped in on our discussion and was a big jerk about it! But on the other hand, I have heard many stories of Dan being a big diiick head to his fans - so I'm not a big Marino fan because of his off the field attitude. A long time ago a good friend of mine and his 8 year old son (sweet kid, and a cute kid to) was eating in Marino's restaurant when they saw Dan at the table across from them. He wasn't eating, he was just sitting there reading the newspaper. Well my friends son was a huge Marino fan so my buddy told his son to go over and say hi to him and see if he could get his autograph. So my friends son humbly walked over to his table and said "Hi Mr. Marino, would you" and before he could say "sign my shirt" - Dan yells at him "SCRAM KID - CAN'T YOU SEE I'M EATING!" - real loud, and he never even looked up. What an A ss H ole! My friends son ran back to the table crying. My buddy is no one to mess with, he called Dan an A-Hole and left his restaurant before they even ordered anything. After this, and some other stories I've heard like this one - I just stopped liking the guy. But I was a fan of his at one time. Anyway, sorry to dis your boy like that but one really should know the real character of one's hero. Later dude.
Ya know, I've been hearing more and more stories like yours. You never quite know what to believe and not believe. I'm a fan of his as the player, not so much the man. But I've also heard wonderful things about him as a person as well. I'm not into that "hero worship" thing at all. I think we're all mere humans, and some are better at certain things than others. I am, however, sensing that Dan may have some skeletons in his closet... as do so many other pop icons. Thanks for your response, man. Oh yeah, I think that Marino was the better QB by far! Just look at the numbers. If he only had a defense! Later dude.
Pothead For 17 years

Derby, UK

#643 May 23, 2007
I smoked weed for 17 years and now im giving up for a number of reasons....
1. MONEY
2. SO I CAN GET UP IN THE MORNINGS (WITHOUT BEING LATE FOR WORK)
3. TOBACCO KILLS TOOOO MANY PEOPLE
4. FEAR OF DRUG TESTING AT WORK

Whilst smoking weed I have managed to finish school, college and university graduating with very good marks and I have even managed to win numerous golf tournaments in the UK and Europe (At amateur lvl) with a handicap of +2!. I have never competed under the influence but have spent many hours practising under the influence as it is excellent at helping people relax.

Cannabis kills approx NO-ONE whereas tobacco and alcohol continue to kill and ruin the lives of our up and coming youth around the world on an epidemic scale. When will our governments listen to the medical industry and finally outlaw tobacco and alcohol and start using cannabis to help many different illnesses?

All the people who campaign against, post against and generally put Cannabis down are grossly under educated on the topic and seriously need to do some research before getting on their high horses and spreading Cannabis propaganda.

In the world of sport, I do still believe it should be illegal during the sporting seasons due to its ability to enhance the participants performance. But out of the season, who cares what our sportsmen do, its their life and they can do what they like as long as they are not directly affecting others around them or incorrectly promoting detramental habits.

Rant over.........Anti-Potheads GET EDUCATED BEFORE POSTING!!!!!!!!!!
Gene Filter

Boca Raton, FL

#644 Oct 1, 2008
First, if you had the courage to say that to a person's face, you'd already be in a grave. Since you aren't yet, I'll just assume the obvious.
Second, the act of calling names is an insult to elementary school children who haven't yet learned to use their brains to defend themselves.
And Third, we'll all forgive that you entirely missed the point. This, of course, a product of your previously proven intelligence deficiency.

By the way, your user name is quite clever. However, anyone that feels 'hate' toward a football team has got some evolving to do. Please do us all a favor and remove yourself from the gene pool.

Happily, Ricky is certain to do that for us all, soon enough as well.
Hates the fins 8 wrote:
I guess you are a real idiot. The difference between alcohol and marijuana is that alcohol is legal. That moron knows the NFL's stance on the use of illegal drugs but he still does it anyway.
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