ESPN Radio says Ricky had two conditions for a possible reunion w/ the Fish: a contract readjustment (read: more $$$) and a different offensive coordinator. They also said Miami just might do the deal, rather than risk some other NFL team picking him up once he's eligible (insert You put your weed in there! joke here)
Dude has seriously upgraded his asshat size.
Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy.
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Jesus Harold Christ...smoke that shit or pass the bong, Ricky.
Although it's also worth noting that even if the Dolphins agree to Ricky's demands, most likely he still would get most or all of this season off because of the drug tests he's already flunked. And somehow I don't see the NFL accepting his "I didn't take my False Negative Juice on purpose" defense as a way out of the suspension.
But his retirement technicaly counts as a FOURTH positive drug test AND he would be ineligible for this season, so why would he come back (other than to avoid having to repay money he probably doesn't have)?
It's been speculated that Ricky could appeal the fourth drug test ruling, and that he'd be allowed back after a four game suspension. To me, though, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense as it would go against the entire purpose of counting retirment as a fourth test, especially with #2 and #3 coming out right before he quit.
Far be it for me to generalize about the laziness of potheads, but is it possible this whole thing was just a scam to get out of having to go to training camp?
As you've said, their rules really limit the options. We've got New Orleans or Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City San Diego or Oakland vs. New Orleans Oakland or San Diego vs. Tampa Bay New England or NY Jets vs. Seattle.