Ricky an Argo
Williams signed a one-year deal for approximately $240,000.
As I have reported in this blog previously, the Dolphins are not thrilled with the idea but deferred to Ricky's desires. Here is Nick Saban's written statement reacting to the signing Sunday:
“We expressed to Ricky our concerns about playing in Toronto in 2006. We are relying on assurances made by Ricky, his agent, the Toronto Argonauts, and the commissioner of the Canadian Football League that Ricky will return to the Dolphins in 2007.
“Based on these assurances and despite our concerns for Ricky playing in the CFL in 2006, we will leave it up to him to decide whether or not he will negotiate a contract to play for the Argonauts this year.”
Do you see how lukewarm the Saban is about this? He really doesn't want one of his better players playing in another league, risking injury. What would you suggest the Dolphins should have done to prevent Williams from going to the other league?
Or do you not really care, as Dolphins fans, that this has happened? Are you cool with rooting for Ricky in another team's uniform even if your team isn't enthusiastic about the idea?
Final question: What the heck is an Argonaut?