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Question of the Day
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ricky Williams is retiring from the NFL. Again. This time, however, it appears to be for good.
Williams, 34, told the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday that he won’t be back to fulfill the second year of a contract he signed in August. Playing as a backup to Ray Rice this year, Williams ran for 444 yards and scored two touchdowns.
He also became the 26th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing, reaching the plateau in the season finale at Cincinnati.
Williams retired before the 2004 season when facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. He returned in 2005, then left to spend the 2006 season with Toronto of the Canadian Football League.
• Todd Haley was named the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ offensive coordinator, taking over for Bruce Arians. Haley, 45, will inherit an offense that scored 325 points last season en route to finishing 12-4. Haley was fired by Kansas City on Dec. 13, after going 19-26 in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs, leading them to the 2010 AFC West title.
• Denver prosecutors say Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno was charged with drunken driving and careless driving after being stopped in south Denver. Moreno was pulled over Feb. 1 after allegedly driving 70 mph in a zone where the speed limit was 45 mph.
Big East to announce Memphis as newest member
A person familiar with the decision said the Big East will announce Wednesday that Memphis is joining the conference.
The Tigers will join the league for the 2013-14 season and compete in all sports, becoming the fourth Conference USA team joining the Big East along with Houston, Central Florida and SMU.
Athletic director R.C. Johnson told the Associated Press that Memphis is holding a conference call followed by a news conference Wednesday to discuss the university’s athletic affiliation.
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