Williams held to 14 yards rushing in Argonauts' loss
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Suspended NFL star Ricky Williams ran for 14 yards on eight carries Friday night in his second regular-season game for the Toronto Argonauts, a 16-9 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Williams, playing in the CFL after he was suspended by the NFL for one year after a fourth violation of the league's drug policy, also had one catch for a yard. Last Saturday, he ran for 97 yards on 18 carries in Toronto's 27-17 home victory over Hamilton.
"The way the game was going, a running back doesn't get touches unless the offense gets some kind of rhythm and they didn't allow us to get any kind of rhythm," Williams said. "When I do get touches, I've got to do a better job making more out of them."
Former Sacramento State star Charles Roberts, the CFL rushing champion last year, ran for 133 yards and a touchdown for the Blue Bombers.
"Our offense played really, really well and we were able to get up early and be able to utilize the run more than they could," Roberts said. "Our defense was a great defense. You can't really just look at Ricky's numbers and say specifically that I outshined him."
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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