I met Ricky over the weekend, and he is a special person. I got a chance to finally meet in person as a player in the CFL. I have met him on other occasions.
He tells me enjoys the Toronto area so much, he is planning on building a home in area outside the city.
He tells me thinks Pinball is the greatest human being, he has ever gotten a chance to known. And now calls him one of his best friends.
Ricky is thinking hard about returning to play in the CFL, and hinted a 4-5 year career outside the 2006 season is probably a 75% chance of happening.
The CFL is such a surprise to him, and he is learning more about the history of the game, the league and all of it's members. He has studied the league going back to almost 90 years.
He knows quite a bit know, and good probably challenge any historian.
Since his injury, he feels that it's a blessing in disguise because it gave him a chance to learn about the game more, and told me how difficult it is to adjust to the CFL game.
He calls Damon Allen as one of the finest players he has ever known, and sees Damon as being a top pro coach in the near future. He says his knowledge of the game is simply amazing and calls Damon a true legend!
He is teaching in the area, and fines the people of Toronto very supportive, and thinks this is a place he can call home for ever!
Ricky beleives now that his suspension has changed his life, and feels the CFL is the best thing that has ever happened to him after the birth of his children.
He though Regina was a interested road city, and thinks the fans in Regina were tremendous and possibly the best road fans he has ever seen.