Commissioner Roger Goodell is planning to re-visit the Ricky Williams situation when he returns from London next week. Goodell says he'll be looking at all the reports he's got on Ricky and will also receive a recommendation from the doctor heading the NFL's substance-abuse program.
Ricky applied for reinstatement on October 1st. The Commish has 60 days, from that point, to gather all the info on Williams and make a decision. If Goodell says Ricky can play, the Dolphins will then have two weeks to decide if they want him back, or cut him and place him on waivers.
I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in saying that the Dolphins should welcome Ricky back as soon as possible.
With Ronnie Brown in the fold, I was in the camp that didn't want Ricky back. Mainly because I was still feeling the sting of when he left us high and dry (pun intended) and felt like it was time to move on and start the Black Thunder era.
But with Ronnie out for the year and with our backfield looking like we just wandered unto the Lollypop Guild, I say yes to Ricky. Only because, right now, I only have one goal for this team. And that is to avoid being the only team in NFL history to go 0-16.
A dubious goal. But a goal nonetheless. And let's face it. If there are no goals, there's chaos.
Yea and also, for my fantasy team. That would be awesome too.