Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ricky Williams - unsuccessful in the drug test.

Ricky Williams a popular sports star is found positive on the drug test. Williams is an American football running back for the NFL's Miami Dolphins. Williams also played for the New Orleans Saints franchise. He has captivated the 1998 Heisman Trophy. The drug he is using is not known publicly. According to the sources, it is found that Williams was tested for the use of drugs and was found positive on the marijuana in December 2003. He was heavily fined and severely punished; he had to face a four-game suspension for violating the rules of the NFL’s substance–abuse policy. Williams officially retired from the team on August 2, 2004 but he returned to the NFL as a part of the Dolphins on July 24, 2005 and completed his four-game suspension for the crime. At his return he expressed his apologies for leaving the team two days before the start of training camp, which led the Dolphins to their worst season in years, only winning 4 games in the 2004 season.

On February 20, 2006 it was declared that Williams has violated the league’s substance-abuse policy once again. This time it is expected that he might has to face suspension for one year. His mother said that this time he is expected not to be guilty of using marijuana violation. When tested he was found positive on the test for drug use under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. It is confirmed that this time he is not using marijuana, which he was using previously. The drug which he is using is still unknown to public.

But the question here arises is that: Is there a need to employ more severe punishment for the violators in order to decrease the crime rate? Or should the violators be expelled from the team or league? According to me there is a great need of some extreme punishment for the violators in order get the crime rate result in positive.