The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is the Toronto Argonauts Canadian Football League team. They get today's award for trying to woo suspended Dolphin Running back Ricky Williams to come north of the border to play football.
This is just dumb on several fronts. Williams is suspended and rightly for violating NFL drug policy. Does the Argonauts believe players can take any substances they wish? For what their actions show is they condone drug abuse.
Also there is Williams motivation and character. He retired two years ago just before training camp was to begin. Ricky doesn't care about anyone but himself. I think any football team is insane to want this guy on their roster.
All of this may be irrelevant. Williams can't play in the CFL without the Miami Dolphins' ok. He is still under contract.
The Toronto Argonauts are today's Knucklehead of the day.
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The Toronto Argonauts are selling their coach's personality as part of the pitch to lure suspended Dolphins tailback Ricky Williams to the Canadian Football League.
Agent Leigh Steinberg said Monday that he hasn't spoken to Williams about his football future since last week's NFL announcement of a yearlong suspension following a fourth failed drug test. Steinberg, though, said the Argonauts have expressed a "high degree of interest" in signing Williams to play under coach Michael "Pinball" Clemons, who gained a CFL-record 25,396 all-purpose yards as a wide receiver and returner for 12 seasons.
"They seem to have a very dynamic coach," Steinberg said of Clemons. "The ownership appears to be very progressive, and they describe [Clemons] as someone Ricky could bond with and being a very humanistic, player-type coach."
Steinberg said Williams could play in the CFL if the Dolphins signed a waiver. Coach Nick Saban said last weekend he was uncertain whether he would agree to such an arrangement until Williams knows his future plans.
CFL teams begin training camps this month, with Toronto's regular-season opener scheduled for June 17.