While serving a season-long suspension for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, Ricky Williams found a comfortable home while playing in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts. Williams — now back with the Dolphins — faces the Buffalo Bills in the Canadian city in which he played during 2006.
Jeff Darlington of The Miami Herald writes that Williams found solace in Toronto, where he revived his career.
- It wasn’t just about football to Williams. It was about his constant search for happiness — and a city that helped him find just that. “It was an important chapter in laying the ground work for a successful return to the NFL,” said agent Leigh Steinberg, who has long represented Williams. “They accepted him there. And that acceptance came at a very important time in his life.” MORE
Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes that the Dolphins’ visit to Toronto is a homecoming of sorts for Williams.
- While most Buffalo football fans are furious that their beloved Bills will be ‘hosting,’ the Dolphins in Toronto’s Rogers Centre dome on Sunday, running back Ricky Williams is treating the neutral site as a joyous homecoming. MORE