Williams runs for 46 yards in Argos' final exhibition

Updated: June 10, 2006, 2:34 AM ET
Associated Press

HAMILTON, Ontario -- Argonauts running back Ricky Williams ran for 46 yards on 11 carries but had a critical fumble as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated Toronto 21-11 on Friday night in the final CFL exhibition game for both teams.

Williams, who joined the CFL after he was suspended for a year by the NFL for a fourth violation of the league's drug policy, was more productive than his exhibition debut last weekend, when he had 7 yards on three carries.

The former Miami Dolphins back started in this game and played three quarters before giving way to John Avery. His fumble in the second quarter set up Jason Maas' 34-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Flick on the final play of the first half, giving Hamilton a 10-0 lead.

Williams' longest run of the night went for 8 yards. Toronto and Hamilton open the regular season next Saturday.


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