Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams is the latest subject for that ESPN “30 For 30 Series” of documentary films. And one of the revelations that comes out in the film is pretty disturbing, that Ricky was the victim of a perverted father.
In 1983, six-year-old Ricky told his mother that his father, Errick Williams, Sr., was forcing him to pose for nude photos taken with his father’s Polaroid camera. His mom called police, and her now former husband, to whom she hasn’t spoken in decades, was arrested and charged with “sexually annoying” a child.
The elder Williams agreed to be interviewed about the subject on camera, and never actually denies that he abused his son.
“I’m not a saint, I haven’t always been a saint. The past is the past and I like leaving the past behind me,” Williams, Sr. says in the film, according to Fanhouse. “A picture taken? I don’t recall.” –NBC Miami.
Just horrible. I can’t even inject any levity into that at all. But it says a lot about what Ricky had to deal with as a young adult, and why he turned to weed as not only an outlet, but a lifestyle. Just an aside here: I know there are parents out there that take naked pictures of their kids in the bathtub and I don’t get that at all. What is it about kiddie wang that gets mothers so excited? I’m not sure I even want to know. Let’s just talk about the weed some more…