As for Ricky Williams, he's still a talent, but there are so many questions that it might be time for the Dolphins to offer him a new deal for two years at the veteran minimum with a split to protect the team if his 195-pound body can't take the pounding. The deal would gross him close to $1.1 million over two years.
If he stays clean, contributes to the team and doesn't quit, then have a "completion bonus" waiting for him after two years worth another $500,000. If he accepts the offer and completes the two years, then I would consider his $8.6 million debt wiped away. In effect, the club takes little risk bringing him back, his teammates can re-establish trust in him, he'll have a reduced role anyway with Ronnie Brown on the team and instead of paying him lots of money now, he works off his debt. If he balks at the idea, then we pretty much know his passion and commitment for the game is gone. If he follows the letter of the law, he really should consider it a $10 million deal.
HysterikiLL said:I'd rather he pay off his debt washing dishes -- even at 1.1 million a year, I'd consider it an investment.