Sports: Last Chances in the NFL?
If you don't follow professional American football, you probably don't know about Ricky Williams. This is a running back who won the Heisman Trophy (among others) while playing in college, and was picked 5th in the NFL Draft (A Big Deal). He languished at the New Orleans Saints for three seasons, but when he came to play for the Dolphins, he became the leading rusher in the NFL in 2002.
Then came the problems. Ricky, who smokes pot and thus violates the league's drug policy, announced an early retirement and a series of positive drug tests kept him out of the NFL, not to mention the psychological problems Williams has been diagnosed with. Now, this is just my opinion, but if a player smokes a joint, isn't that less serious than someone using steroids? It's not like marijuana makes you any stronger or faster on the field. Anyway, the NFL has reinstated Ricky and the Dolphins have taken him back, so he'll have one last chance to make good before he's traded at the end of the season.
Additionally, there's word that former UF quarterback "Sexy Rexy" Rex Grossman is going to start for the Bears again. Here is a rollercoaster ride of a career - some success at Florida, a notorious "good Rex, bad Rex" season that ended in a spot in the Super Bowl, and a disappointing start that ended with Grossman getting benched. The former first round pick is going to have a helluva time, but good luck, Rex.