Posted on Sun, Feb. 19, 2006
Dolphins' Williams tests positive for drug use
BY JASON mailto:COLEjcole@MiamiHerald.com
Dolphins running back Ricky Williams faces at least a one-year suspension from the NFL after testing positive for drug use a fourth time under the league's substance abuse policy.
Two sources confirmed a report by WSVN-TV that Williams had failed the test, although neither would say the substance Williams used. On three previous occasions, Williams had tested positive for using marijuana.
Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene declined to comment Sunday night.
''Because of the confidential nature of the league's substance abuse policy, we can't comment on any aspect of that program,'' Greene said.
Williams returned to the NFL this season after retiring for the 2004 season. He missed the first four games of the season and was fined an additional four weeks of salary from the second and third violations of the substance abuse program.
Those positive tests had occurred in December 2003 and in the 2004 offseason. Williams returned to have a productive season.
Williams has spent much of the offseason in Northern California studying yoga and holistic medicine.