PFW "whispers"- Ricky appeal likely to be upheld

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  1. Sofa_King_Drunk

    Sofa_King_Drunk town drunk

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    Not sure where they heard this "whisper" or if it has any truth to it, but here ya' go-

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/The+Way+We+Hear+It/Whispers/2006/whispers2101.htm

    "Why did the news that RB Ricky Williams had reportedly failed a drug test emanate from Denver? We hear it’s because the Broncos had requested information on Williams’ status in the NFL’s substance-abuse program from the league as a prelude to a trade with the Dolphins. Word is Williams’ appeal will be upheld since the substance he tested positive for was an herb, not a drug. However, the Dolphins are ticked off since the suspension scare likely lowers Williams’ trade value."
     
  2. canesfins13

    canesfins13 FinHeaven VIP

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    It doesnt likely lower his trade value, it absolutely lowers his trade value.
     
  3. dolphinzen

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    Good stuff PFW is much more credible than PFT.
     
  4. Motion

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    Awesome
     
  5. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Premium Member

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    If the appeal is upheld, give it a few weeks...his trade value will be back up.
     
  6. DolphinzD

    DolphinzD Boom!! How you like that??

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    Well, some people would argue that marijuana is an herb, not a drug.

    :D

    Assuming Ricky is able to play, I still don't think the Dolphins will get greater value in return for him, than having him on the team.
     
  7. DolphinDevil28

    DolphinDevil28 I like boobs. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I really hope this is true.
     
  8. The Aqua Crush

    The Aqua Crush FinHeaven VIP

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    hopefully its upheld and ricky is a fin in 06. he's much too valuable for his pricetag to attempt trading him. Saban should offer a ridiculous trade if someone wants him. desperate teams will give it up if they want a contract that low and a player that good. if not we'll keep him. glad to hear first reports saying appeal will be upheld
     
  9. poppy

    poppy Seasoned Veteran

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    I hope this is true. I welcome this as great news. Does any poster on this board not find this too be good news?

    I bet Mike O does.
     
  10. DolphinDevil28

    DolphinDevil28 I like boobs. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I bet even Mike would want this to be true from a trade perspective. It would be better to get something for Ricky than nothing at all.
     
  11. Jersey54

    Jersey54 Banned Hammered

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    A lot of people need to get ready to eat crow.
     
  12. nick1

    nick1 I am Groot Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    how do they know? I'll beleive it when I see it, players almost never win appeals
     
  13. msg

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    I thought they wont rule until april? seems kinda early for a rumor if thats the case.
     
  14. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral King of the Wild Frontier

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    I don't know about that. It depends on how bad someone like Denver wants him. If the appeal is upheld, and Denver's convinced it was just a mix-up, then they give us what Saban wants or Nick keeps him.

    I think there is enough good word out around the NFL concerning Ricky's lifestyle change that a false positive might not scare some teams.
     
  15. fishfan34

    fishfan34 2008 AFC EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONS!

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    Coming from PFW, I find this to be pretty credible. Now's let's cross our fingers and hope this is accurate and our boy is back for 06..
     
  16. primetime23

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    i dont care if rickys value is lowered, i want him a dolphin anyway
     
  17. poppy

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    Yes. The Rush to judgement crowd may want to get their crow bibs on.

    That includes media idiots like Kim Bokamper, Jay Glazer, and Jim Rome.
     
  18. EBMisfit

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    "almost never" means there's a chance. But what matters is the particulars of the case, whether the facts favor RW or not, not what percentage of cases get overturned. And since none of know the particulars of the case, all we have is speculation.

    Furthermore, the title of the thread should be that PFW "whispers" that Ricky's likely(?) suspension will probabaly be overturned. The league hasn't held an appeal hearing yet, so it can't be upheld or overturned until after it does. Yeah, I know I may be picking at nits here, but it would make the title a bit more accurate.
     
  19. greatwade

    greatwade President LLB/Unicorn/Rainbow Club Hammered

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    Goodie gumdrops. And all the anti-drug loonies that sounded like a TRUTH commercial. Those people annoy me. Weed makes you crazy man! Throwing his life down the drain like that!!:goof:
     
  20. DolfanCole

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    Or ... if this is found to be true, does it more strongly clarify the point that Ricky is clean and is truly intent on staying clean?
     
  21. EBMisfit

    EBMisfit That's MR. GORMLESS to you, troll!

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    More likely, they'll put their reputations in the washing machine and set it to the SPIN cycle. I wouldn't be surprised to hear more than one "Oh, I wasn't really judging him, I was only passing on the reports that I heard." I hope someone's saved their words for the record to avoid any attempts as such revisionist history.
     
  22. Predaphin

    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    I hope its upheld and Ricky plays for us in 2006!!!!!
     
  23. phinman1

    phinman1 Seriously now

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    Add Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel to that list. As a poster noted above, I don't care whether it lowers RW's trade value or not. I want this guy to be a phin and think his presence is vital to a deep playoff run.
     
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    :wink:
     
  25. poppy

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    I agree. Can you imagine a relatively fresh R&R peaking in time for the playoffs? I'm sorry, but I don't understand the clamor to trade him (unless it is a 1st rounder or high second). How would we be better with just Ronnie potentially physically spent by the time Playoffs roled around?

    His presence is indeed vital to a deep playoff run if we make it next year.
     
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    Personally, I don't believe Saban was EVER interested in trading Ricky. I doubt the Broncos would have even bothered to offer anything that would have made Saban interested, unless of course it was one of their first rounders.
    Anyway, if he truly will be able to play next year, I'm very happy to have Ricky back with the 'Phins as I believe Ronnie starting & Ricky finishing will be too much for many teams to handle.
     
  27. Kucha

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    Good to hear that it was only an herb. That makes sense since Ricky is into the holistic healing circle.
     
  28. Sofa_King_Drunk

    Sofa_King_Drunk town drunk

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    You, sir, are a certified nit-picker. :D Straight from the article - "Word is Williams’ appeal will be upheld"
    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/The+Way+We+Hear+It/Whispers/2006/whispers2101.htm
     
  29. J Tes

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    If true (although extremely premature) thats great news.
     
  30. Sofa_King_Drunk

    Sofa_King_Drunk town drunk

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    Nothing like premature speculation.
     
  31. finjim

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    good, we keep Ricky and get the benefit of 2 mega studs in the backfield. I never wanted to trade him in the first place.
     
  32. tay0365

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    Wish you were right CK, but all this did is remind everyone of what Ricky did 2 years ago, what the risk will be if anyone were to take Ricky, and it has now left a bad taste in their mouth.

    Not only do I think his value has fallen dramatically because of this, but I think it may have now scared off any team that might have thought about trading for Ricky.

    If it is proven that this rumor came out of Denver, the NFL should take away one of the Broncos Draft picks, and give it to Miami as a penalty, I am for that happening.:D
     
  33. dolphinzen

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    That can be very embarrassing!:sidelol:
     
  34. EBMisfit

    EBMisfit That's MR. GORMLESS to you, troll!

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    That's a base rumor!

    :hmmm:
    Okay, maybe not....
     
  35. FinFan_Est.1984

    FinFan_Est.1984 From Shula to The Tuna

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    That is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Unstopable offense:
    Drew Brees
    Ronnie Brown
    Ricky Williams
    Chris Chambers
    Terrel Owens (??)
    Marty Booker
    LeCharles Bentley

    Bring it on.................................:dolphins:
     
  36. phinman1

    phinman1 Seriously now

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    Looks oh so sweet, but a little to good to be true. No way we could afford adding Brees, Bentley and T.O. Could we?
     
  37. jnobes7

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    keep him and run him ourselve, next season hell do nasty, and then we trade him, and well have ronnie to carry the load his 3rd year and well be in good shape, that was the orginial plan and we gunna let loose the tornado... now lets go get us a FA
     
  38. phin-fan34MDH

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    I dont believe any of this garbage. We all know that somehow this issue is going to drag on forever. It's not going to be resolved quickly, and definetly not before the draft. So we can flush that idea down the toilet. But I am for getting one of the Broncos picks for them leaking the info and ruining any chance of us trading him before the draft.
     
  39. Prime

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    Good to hear.


    Now that I think about it, Ricky's stock could be up again, but I don't know exactly how high.
     
  40. Psychosikes

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    Don't forget guys, ricky is retiring next year. Remember? When he came back, he said he had two years left in him. I think he'll honor his word by playing for us last year and this year, then he will retire and be free of his debt to us. I wish him the best in his endeavors. He'll always be one of my favorite fins :)
     

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