[insert Lewis Black's stunned noise that he makes, as there is no emoticon that does it full justice]
But he'll do it if someone asks him to.
He says it won't mean anything if he doesn't understand why he'd be doing it.
[insert noise again]
We knew that Ricky was a bit off-kilter. When he first came into the league, he would do after practice and game interviews—without taking off his helmet! Then some yokels gave him some medication, which while he was seemingly no longer so shy, I doubt it really improved his mental state.
But is his cognitive function really so low that he cannot understand the magnitude of what he did? Doesn't he know that the beard makes him look like the black Ted Kaczynski? I guess not. Mary Jane mixed with psychiatric drugs is probably not such a good idea.
If you see him, remind him that:
- He screwed the Miami Dolphins by quitting right before training camp, having given no prior indication that he was considering the move
- He was basically the offense in Miami and his quitting effectively destroyed any chances his team had of a successful season
- His future obligations to the team were so great that an arbitrator decided that he has to pay back the team $8mm—which he probably doesn't even have at this point
I think it at least deserves a "My bad guys. Sorry for blowing up your season."
Or he could at least shave the beard.
One has to start somewhere.