moochman wrote:Stranger things have happened, like a stud RB retiring to go smoke dope in Asia on the brink of camp! I don't know about the rules regarding his signing his retirement papers. He should have rolled those papers up and saved them for later. Does the league have rules against re-instatement? In any event should Ricky decide to come back there will be plenty of rumblings beforehand. No sense in taking him at this point.
If a player in the drug/alcohol program turns in his retirement papers, they would treat his coming out of retirement this year as another failed drug test.
If reports are true that Ricky indeed failed a 3rd test, his reinstatement would be his 4th failed test, meaning that he would be suspended indefinitely. If reports of his 3rd failed test are not true, his coming out of retirement would act as his 3rd failed test and he would be suspended for 4 games.
So best case scenario is 4 games, worst case is 1 year. But of course all of that is assuming that the Dolphins would 1) play him or 2) trade him. Word is Spielman is very, very pissed at how Ricky handle all of this