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Temptation Is The Devil

Posted by Mike on September 30, 2008

If being suspended multiple times for drug-related offenses wasn’t enough, Miami Dolphins running back, Ricky Williams had to fight off temptation during the bye week not to smoke marijuana, according to the Miami Herald. I once had to fight off the urges of using petroleum jelly. But thanks to the man upstairs and meditation, Williams fought off the urges not to smoke the devil’s grass. Thank goodness for Williams, the Dolphins, and fantasy league owners of Williams, because if the running back had actually hit that 3-foot bong harder then the cheap shot he threw at Mike Vrabel, the career of Williams would have been d-u-n done. More from Miami Herald:

Williams, in the NFL’s substance-abuse program since 2002 and having tested positive four times, said Monday he was briefly tempted to smoke marijuana while the Dolphins had their bye weekend.

Williams said the extra free time was the primary reason for the temptation.

”Most definitely,” Williams said. ‘It’s greater because, like, Thursday, coach told us we had Friday off, so automatically your mind, which is so constrained since training camp began — every day is a grind, it’s a grind, it’s a grind — and then Coach says `you’re free.’ And the mind says, `I’m free, what can I do?’

“So there was definitely an urge. But I just thought about what I have to lose and it was easy. The urge didn’t last very long.”

Williams said he successfully combated the urge to smoke by meditating instead.

”I’ve done a lot of work at understanding myself a little bit more,” Williams said. “So I recognize [the urge] was just a result of the feeling of being free, and I was just trying to maximize it. And I realize that I really enjoy meditating and when I can go home and sit in my room and meditate, I can get the same feeling.”

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