Year: 2004
After failing his third drug test for marijuana, which in turn meant it would go public, Ricky decided to retire on August 2, 2004. He was in the prime of his career and was owed $5 million the next season. He'd go on to study Ayurveda and attempt to find himself during his time away from the league but by July of 2005 he was back with the Dolphins. To this day Williams doesn't regret the decision calling it the "most positive thing" he's done. #helluvadrug