Ricky Williams entered the NFL with all the hype you can imagine: A Heisman Trophy, great pre-draft workouts, Mike Ditka wearing a dreadlock wig and proclaiming Williams as the next great thing.
But Williams' professional career was defined by, more than anything else, his marijuana use. Williams wasn't shy about being a fan of the drug. In 2004, he retired from the game, amid widespread speculation that he was quitting to smoke weed.
Now, in a new documentary, Williams admits that those assumptions weren't far off from the truth.
"It's kind of true, but not the way that people see it, that I quit football to go smoke weed," Williams says in the trailer for Ricky Williams Takes The High Road.
Williams returned to professional football in 2006, playing for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. In 2007, after his suspension from the NFL ended, he re-joined the Miami Dolphins. He played five more seasons before retiring in 2011.