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Former Bills Running Back Karlos Williams Opens Up About Reason for Not Playing in XFL

Doug Whaley, the XFL's Senior Vice President of Football Operations and former Buffalo Bills General Manager.

According to a report from, former Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams gets deep into his reasoning for why he chose to continue his football playing career in the Canadian Football League over the XFL in an expletive-ridden rant. His main reason was his fractured relationship with Doug Whaley, his former General Manager from his time in Buffalo.

Whaley is currently the Senior Vice President of Football Operations in the XFL. But the connection between the two dates back to their times in Buffalo together. Williams had a successful rookie campaign where he rushed for over 500 yards and 7 touchdowns, but was cut by Buffalo after his first season due to substance abuse suspensions.

Williams opens up about the situation, talking about how he and his teammate Marcell Dareus were dealing with substance abuse issues, and only Williams was cut for it.

He goes on to talk about the running back room in Buffalo during his time, highlighting that the team also had Reggie Bush, who as Williams put it, “[Bush] went negative rushing yards for the season. And y’all release me?”

Both of these are reasons why Williams felt disrespected by Whaley and refused to work for the XFL last season. Also why the 26-year-old running back is choosing to try and get back to the NFL via a stint the CFL.

Here is a link to the TMZ article where the expletives are spelled out in full, but brace yourself, the language used is not friendly.

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