michaelavelli wrote: boojumsnark25 wrote:
gablefan wrote:It is hard to feel sorry for someone, who continually puts himself in that kind of situation. I would hate him if he were my teammate.
I don't think he put himself in any "bad situation". He didn't fail for pot. No one knows the substance, but it wasn't pot or coke or anything. He probably took some herb that was on the banned list while he was studying holistic medicine. I'm not saying that he should be excused from NFL policy or anything, but you guys make him out to be a guy who is still smoking the happy grass...those days are behind him, they have to be when you get tested 10 times a month.
yeah you can chose to give him the benefit of the doubt for the FOURTH failed drug test, but i think the fact that he has failed 3 previous ones is reason to enough to say that he put himself in a bad situation.
There isn't any benefit of the doubt about it, it was for sure not marijuana.
I won't deny that he was in a bad situation, 3 failed drug tests is definitely bad; the point I was trying to make is that you gotta give the guy some credit for turning things around somewhat. He was clean for a long long time before this happened. It was definitely a mistake on his part, like someone said he could have checked with a team doctor or something.
And Kudos to Saban...he really reached out to him. Sucks it had to end that way, I really don't see Ricky coming back in 2007.