Ricky Williams has a long history of marijuana use. He tested positive three times for the drug before abruptly retiring in 2004 briefly. Former teammate and Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder claims that Williams smoked marijuana the night before the games.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk documented what Crowder had to say on Miami’s WQAM radio station on Wednesday:
Remember that Buffalo game, the 200-yard game? Smoked the night before. Talk to Ricky. He was doing it, that’s what he did. Ricky has social anxiety and he smoked weed. Ricky’s marijuana didn’t affect the team until he got caught smoking. . . . Him smoking weed, sitting at his house smoking weed, didn’t affect anybody but Ricky. He got high and then he sobered up and then he went to practice the next day.
The game he references is the December 2002 game when Williams carried the ball for 228 yards and two touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills. This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone given his history with marijuana.
Florio explains that it is easy for NFL players to get around the drug test cause they only get tested once a year. Players can smoke up until a month before the testing window opens.