Current Toronto Argonauts running back Karlos Williams feels some type of way about former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley.
“Doug Whaley can eat a d***. Doug Whaley can die in a hole and drink bleach. I’m dead serious. The reason I didn’t play in the XFL is because Doug Whaley’s name was on it. I’m dead serious,” Williams told The Athletic’s Matthew Fairburn.
“I feel like I’m one of the best running backs in the game right now and I haven’t touched a ball in I don’t know how many years. I see other guys get shots in the NFL and I feel like they can’t compete with me. If I was in that locker room, there wouldn’t be a competition. I would be the starting back. That’s the way I feel.”
Williams was originally drafted by Whaley and the Bills in the fifth round, 155th overall of the 2015 NFL Draft. The six-foot-one, 225-pound tailback rushed 93 times for 517 yards (5.6 yards per attempt) and seven touchdowns, while adding two more scores through the air in 11 games that year.
“You know what’s funny? When I was in Buffalo, I knew something was wrong when they drafted Jonathan Williams. I knew something was up,” Williams said.
“Y’all had alternative plans. Y’all bring Reggie Bush to camp and allowed him to practice? Reggie Bush went negative rushing yards for the season. And y’all release me?”
The Davenport, Florida native tied an NFL record during that same season recording a touchdown in six consecutive games to start his career. Williams then spent portions of 2016 and 2017 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He faced discipline for three separate substance abuse suspensions in the NFL for marijuana use, one for four games, another for 10 and the last was an entire year. But fortunately for Williams, weed is legal in Canada.
“People poke the bear. And now the bear is awoke. And now the bear is hungry. All the people that bad-mouthed me, all the people that talked bad about me and my family and my wife and my kids, whatever they said, you poked the bear and now the bear woke up,” Williams said.
“I’m out of hibernation. I’m going to go to Canada and I’m going to tear it up. They have no idea what’s in store for them. I’ve been missing football for so long and I haven’t had the chance to go dominate. That’s exactly what I’m going to go do.”
The former Florida State University Seminole spent four years (2011-2014) on campus. As a freshman and sophomore he played safety, making 39 tackles and one interception in 25 games.
After making the transition to running back one game into his junior season, Williams rushed for 1,419 yards and 22 touchdowns over 26 games during his final two years at FSU. Williams helped the ‘Noles win the BCS National Championship in 2014.
Every opportunity Williams has had he’s produced. The next one will come in double blue when the coronavirus pandemic ends and the CFL can play games.