Ricky Williams is once again the potential subject of an upcoming television production - this time in the form of a follow-up documentary to "Run Ricky Run" which aired as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.
The new documentary, to be called "The Truth Cabin" will extend on the content of the first, telling more about the private life of the football player, his struggles on and off the field, and exactly what makes him tick. There is noone more qualified to produce such a film than Sean Pamphilon; the director has spent a good part of his career following and documenting Ricky's struggles.
The Seattle-based filmmaker has said that the new film will delve more deeply into some of the same topics as "Run Ricky Run" but also into areas yet untouched. The first film only touched lightly on his struggles with SAD; here's hoping the second will give us some more insight into Ricky's diagnosis, treatment, and strategies for coping today.
A timeline for production of the new documentary has not been spelled out, and fundraising efforts seem to have lagged, so it is unclear when this film will be ready for public viewing. Until then, we will have to sit and wonder just how Ricky's mind works.
As for Ricky? The football player with the tumultuous career and social anxiety disorder diagnosis signed with the Baltimore Ravens this year and is back playing the game. How will he fare long term? That remains to be seen.
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