could be a number of reasons, realised he could have more important things to attend to outside of the sport, could just not want to play it anymore. Age matters not when retiring from a sport.RazedNegative said:Im a football fan, and that sucks ass man. He still young enough, wonder wtf he retirin?
I totally agree. I'd retire before the game destroyed my life too. And they are tripping because he smoked weed? please...twins172_up said:i read an article saying how his abrupt retirement just shows the same selfish behavior he showed for years. The sports writer spent the whole article talking about all the negativity that Ricky had in his career. The most of it dealt with him smoking weed. Oh my god no how terrible...there is guys in every league that shoot up all type of shit. Way worse than weed (not condoning it though). Ricky is a intravert, he never liked the spotlight, never really like talking to the media. I believe he love the game of football, but not the politics and corruption that might be invovled in the NFL..People can say Oh he is crazy to pass up that kind of money, but how much is your piece of mind worth. Yes he is a talented football player and his talent will be going to waste for the next few years but he is a man first. If he is no longer happy playing the game I think he owes it to himself and noone else to bow out. I hope he continues to be happy with his decision and find something that fufills his life just as football once did
A freaken men. I heard in the NBA the percentage of POT SMOKERS is like 80 percent. I belive it to. I am from Toledo Ohio. I know people that are cousins and close friends of a star basketball player and he smokes and has always given the inside on the Basketball association. I also know a girl that dated a basball player for the detroit tigers and he also smoked. If somebody wants to smoke some pot and it doesn't effect there main responsibilites then cool. Ricky as well as the two professional athlets my friends are cool with have had good careers in there sport. Not only that but iam sure many of us know well established people who also smoke pot, I sure do. People can go to the doctor and get perscribed drugs such and zanax for example and withen the ending of the first bottle have a major addiction. And if anyone knows anybody that is strung out on pills like i do, knows that pill addiction is one of the worst, alcohol is very high on the addiction charts and tobacco as well. But when is the last time anyone heard of weed destroying someones life. Sure if u get caught selling pounds ur gonna get jail time and maybe screw ur life up, but it aint gonna happen to a normal everyday pot smoker.Casey said:Better to be a pothead than an alcoholic.