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Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams
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Ricky Williams Biography

Errick Lynne Williams (Ricky) and his twin sister, Cassandra (Cassie), were born on May 21, 1977, in San Diego, California. Their parents, Sandy and Errick, were young and hardly ready for the responsibilities of raising a family. They argued often, sometimes right in front of Ricky and Cassie. The situation became even more tense when the couple gave birth to their third child, Nisey.

Errick and Sandy went through a messy divorce in 1983. They signed the settlement four months after Ricky's sixth birthday. Errick contended that Sandy had been unfaithful. She accused him of abusing the kids. That charge swayed the court in her favor. Sandy was awarded custody of Ricky and his sisters, and Errick was granted only limited visitation rights. Eight months later he was convicted on misdemeanor charges that he mistreated his children. Errick denies his guilt to this day, claiming his former wife lied about his relationship with his kids. It took years, but Ricky began to rebuild his relationship with his father as a teenager. Errick has since remarried, and now has four children with his second wife. Ricky has pledged to help finance their college educations. Read Full Bio >>

Ricky Williams Trivia

  • Drafted 5th overall in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints.
  • Won the Heisman Trophy in 1998 as a tailback for the University of Texas at Austin.
  • It was announced that he tested positive for marijuana on 10 December 2003 and faces a $650,000 fine and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He previously tested positive for marijuana shortly after he joined the Miami Dolphins in 2002; he is appealing. (14 May 2004)
  • Named his daughter Marley after reggae singer 'Bob Marley' . Also has a son, Prince.
  • New Orleans Saints head coach Mike Ditka traded all of his 1999 draft picks to get Williams, the first time one player was the only draft pick of an NFL team. Williams and Ditka posed for the cover of ESPN Magazine as a bride and a groom with the heading "For Better or for Worse." Rapper Master P. negotiated his contract. Ditka was later fired for the team's poor performance, and Williams was traded to the Miami Dolphins on 8 March 2002.
  • Has a twin sister, Cassie.
  • Selected out of high school in the 8th round of the 1995 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and played four years (1995-98) at the Class A level. He was taken in the 1998 Rule V Draft by the Montreal Expos, who sold his rights to the Texas Rangers.


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    2010 NFL - Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders (33-17) - November 28, 2010

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    2008 NFL - Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins (15-17) - November 16, 2008

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    Miami Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Miami Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Miami Dolphins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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