My latest 60-second crush is Ricky Williams. Yes, Ricky Williams, the latest player for the Toronto Argonauts. Suspended from the NFL for failing drug tests in 2004, he retired and backpacked through Asia anonymously. Now he’s signed for CDN $250,000 with the local CFL team for a fraction of his $5-million (U.S.) NFL salary.
Why do we love Ricky? Let us count the ways.
1. He’s a yogi! He’ll be teaching yoga three days a week in the mornings before practice. And he’ll be doing it for free because he believes in karma.
2. I heard him on the radio the other day and they asked him if being suspended from the NFL was a big blow. He said nope because “football is just what I do, it’s not who I am.”
3. When asked in another interview if he was worried that people would think he quit so he could smoke dope, he said, “I try not to get too involved in what other people think of me.”
It sounds like Ricky’s made it through Lulu’s 12 Steps to Enlightenment Program.