Another sports story with a difference

New York Times Ricky Williams Is Hoping to Heal Others, and His Image:

To Williams, 32, this represents another step toward a career in holistic healing and away from his self-described reputation as “the poster child for marijuana.” The process has been messy and public and shaped into an all-too-familiar narrative: superstar spits on the American dream, travels the world in search of enlightenment and returns reformed.

Just like yesterday’s entry about baseball players practicing yoga, Ricky Williams has often fit the stereotype of edgy athlete (on the brink of falling into marijuana abuse), and this article shows he continues to amend the traditional plot line of pampered pro gone wrong and then redeemed.

Please note that I mentioned to get through this whole blog entry without saying “New Age.” Until now.