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    Williams ordered to repay $8.6 million to Dolphins


    September 24, 2004
    MIAMI (AP) -- Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams was ordered Friday to repay the team more than $8.6 million for breaching his contract when he suddenly quit before training camp.

    Arbitrator Richard Bloch ruled Friday that Williams must repay $8,616,353 in bonus money under the contract he left behind when he shocked the Dolphins and their fans with his sudden retirement. The contract ran through 2007.

    ``We are pleased that Mr. Bloch has confirmed that Ricky Williams breached his contract with the Dolphins and is required to repay compensation,'' NFL senior vice president/general counsel Dennis Curran said.

    Williams also called the team, telling them he would come back if he received a new contract. The Dolphins declined that request.

    Williams has given many reasons why he called Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt days before workouts were to begin in July to tell him he was quitting. At different times, Williams has expressed displeasure with his contract, an excessive workload and new offensive coordinator Chris Foerster.

    It was not immediately known what would happen if Williams declared bankruptcy or decided to return to the team.

    But even if the 27-year-old Williams wanted to return, he faces a suspension for the entire 2004 season for violating the NFL drug policy. He has acknowledged testing positive for marijuana three times.


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    finally an athlete gets what he deserves


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    what tteam do u think hes gonna play wit? miami aint gon take him back apparently..



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    sucks for him, he shouldn't have retired



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    I wouldn't hire him even if he was any good.
    I hear McDonalds is hiring though...



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    such a dummy they offered to reinstate him and offered 8 mil to pay of miami lawsuit but he turned it down



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    In August, a former Miami Beach resident who now lives in Honolulu filed papers asking Williams to pay child support for her 14-month-old son.

    Cherie Nicole Clark, 23, claimed that Williams was the father. Williams initially denied having sex with Clark but later acknowledged that they had an ''intimate relationship during the time that the minor child in the proceedings was conceived,'' according to court records.

    Clark's attorney, Douglas Reynolds, said the matter was continued Tuesday. The next hearing is March 7.

    The notoriously attorney-shy Williams said he's finally given in and hired a lawyer for this case. His new attorney, Marsha Elser, declined to comment in detail about the case but said, ``Ricky supported the child from the beginning. Ricky has supported the child handsomely.''

    In court, she estimated that Williams had already spent $120,000 in child support for his son.

    Williams said Tuesday that he's enjoying retirement and hopes to work out a fair solution with Clark, whom he described as ''just a girl'' he'd been ``kinda dating for awhile.''

    "'The lesson that I've learned . . . is just be careful who you lie down with,'' said Williams, ``because you can make babies.''





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    Word is he is NOT coming back. But if he did I see the raiders grabbing him... they have poor management and would make that mistake.



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    Such a mess!



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