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American Football: Dolphins want payback from Williams

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Ben

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 03:43 PM
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The Dolphins want payback from Ricky Williams. Literally.

An angry Wayne Huizenga will try to recoup more than $5 million paid in incentive money to the retired Williams over the last two years, a source close to the Dolphins owner told the Miami Herald on Saturday.

''Wayne is incredibly [angry] about what Ricky did,'' the source told the newspaper. "He has his lawyers together, and he's going after all the money the team paid Ricky. He wants to make sure this never happens again."

Huizenga could not be reached for comment by the newspaper.

Last month, Williams suddenly retired after five seasons in the NFL, stunning the Dolphins and the league. The Dolphins now have to try to figure out how to replace Williams' 1,372 rushing yards of last season. To make matters worse, the Dolphins lost receiver David Boston earlier this month with a knee injury.

Under the conditions of the revised contract Williams signed before the 2002 season, the Dolphins can seek reimbursement of any incentives he earned if he retired early or held out.

Williams earned approximately $5.3 million in incentives from the Dolphins during the past two years.

Before he filed retirement paperwork with the NFL, Williams talked about filing for bankruptcy and letting the team come after the money in court. He said coming after a man with three children might be embarrassing to the team.



TRD

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 03:44 PM
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Well i guess if it is owed he should pay it back....

Unless he has smoked the lot lol!



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 03:45 PM
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he talked about declaring bankruptcy.....how absurd, he let his team mates and the fans down....wow, this guy takes the cake


Ben

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 03:48 PM
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i doubt he blew all that money, unless he really is stupid and htat pot got to his head.


TRD

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 03:50 PM
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It's bad enough the man retired and in the next breath said he is thinking of playing next season. Then to say he is going to declare himself bankrupt. Has he something against the Dolphins?

The man sucks corey and should never be allowed to play again.


Ben

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:24 PM
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he was thinking of playing again next season?


TRD

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by Ben
he was thinking of playing again next season?


Yep thats what he said....



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:27 PM
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Thats stupid of him.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by Ben
he was thinking of playing again next season?


I heard that he said he wouldn't mind playing for the Raiders next season.


Ben

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:29 PM
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maybe it was all a stunt to get out of being a dolphin



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:30 PM
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Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, who filed retirement papers this week, told Sports Illustrated he'd only consider a comeback with the Oakland Raiders.

Williams, the NFL's leading rusher in 2002, told the magazine he might be interested in playing for the Raiders as early as next season. Raiders coach Norv Turner was Williams's offensive coordinator in Miami the past two seasons.

www.boston.com...


Ben

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:38 PM
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These players would do anything to get out of playing for a team. Just like the situation with TO


TRD

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 05:39 PM
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Yep PA, just about the same as i read.

No wonder the Dolphins are going mad.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 08:26 PM
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You can't blame them if he only did it to go to another teams. I'll bet he's already talked to the Raiders, but they didn't want to trade for him, so he took matters into his own hands


Ben

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 08:30 PM
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why go to another team, what was so bad with the dolphins? they are a very good team with a solid defense and a solid core of players.



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 11:09 AM
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I kinda like this idea, though. why not give players more leverage to move when they want, but, pay them a lot less as a result. The compensation is the freedom to move in mid-contract, then these situations could be avoided.

Make any sense?



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