Former NFL rushing champion Ricky Williams tested positive again for marijuana last month, which will delay his return to the league until at least September, the Associated Press said yesterday.
Williams sought to end a one-year drug suspension last month. But after the positive drug test, clinicians in the NFL's substance-abuse program advised commissioner Roger Goodell to delay reinstatement, the AP said.
The NFL declined to comment.
Williams, who will turn 30 on May 21, has played only 12 games since 2003. Before his latest setback, new Miami coach Cam Cameron repeatedly declined to say whether he would welcome Williams back.
His agent, Leigh Steinberg, did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
The NFL suspended Williams in April 2006 after he violated the league's drug policy for the fourth time.
Pacman meets commissioner. Adam "Pacman" Jones met in New York with the commissioner, who has suspended him for the 2007 season for conduct detrimental to the league.
The Tennessee Titans cornerback appealed for leniency during his second meeting with Goodell since April 3.
But Goodell went into the hearing knowing Nashville police had ticketed Jones for speeding four days earlier. League officials declined to comment.
Jones' lawyer, Manny Arora, accompanied the player, but declined to comment.
Steelers. Longtime star lineman Alan Faneca said he was through negotiating with Pittsburgh and would not play for the Steelers past this season.
The team's top two draft picks, linebackers Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley, were hurt slightly during the first day of a three-day minicamp and might not practice the rest of the weekend.
Timmons' groin was wrapped after the morning practice, and Woodley injured a hamstring. Neither injury is believed to be serious.
Falcons. A house in Surry, Va., belonging to Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick was put on the market and is already under contract to a buyer, according to Long & Foster real estate.
The two-story brick house recently was raided for narcotics and is at the center of dogfighting allegations.
Last month, police raided the house as part of a narcotics investigation and found 66 pit-bull terriers and beagles, some of which were heavily scarred.
Vick's cousin, Davon Boddie, lived in the house.