Agent: Williams will reenter NFL's drug program

Updated: June 16, 2005, 11:00 AM ET
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Ricky Williams is on his way to South Florida and should be in the area within a week.

 Ricky Williams
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That's what Leigh Steinberg, Williams' agent, told the Palm Beach Post on Friday.

"He's coming soon," Steinberg told the paper. "He wants to start his workout program down there. Things are still on track for his return -- and they'll stay on track."

Steinberg also said Williams is set to re-enter the NFL's drug treatment program, but Dolphins coach Nick Saban said after Friday morning's practice that he hadn't been made aware of that.

"I haven't talked to Leigh, so whatever Leigh says is I guess what we have to go on," Saban told the Post.

Steinberg did indicate to the paper that the pair talked in the afternoon but refused to divulge the topic, only calling it "stuff."

There has been no discussion yet about Williams' possible salary or the $8.6 million he owes the Dolphins.

"We have to get him there, into the drug program and into that state first," Steinberg told the paper. "There's obviously a lot of complexities to deal with, but we're going to take this step by step. We're not even close to that step yet."

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