THE WILLIAMS SHOCKER

The Dolphins have gotten the worst kind of news possible on the eve of the start of training camp when Ricky Williams told Coach Dave Wannstedt he was retiring from football.

The shocking story first appeared in Sunday's edition of The Miami Herald, and Williams was quoted as saying he just didn't want to "be in the business anymore."

According to the report, Williams told Wannstedt of his decision on Friday afternoon after Wannstedt's repeated attempts to talk his star player out of it.

Williams reportedly was on his way to India to begin several months of travel.

The move isn't official until Williams files retirement papers with the NFL, and he said he would do that either Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Williams move is the latest — and by far most damaging — blow in an atrocious offseason.

Williams obviously was the most important player on the team, having compiled the two best rushing seasons in franchise history in his two years with the Dolphins.


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