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More on the Haynesworth Drama

Posted on: June 16, 2010 7:45 pm
 

The Washington Redskins gave Albert Haynesworth a $21 million check on April 1. (It was believed to be the single biggest check in NFL history.) Haynesworth should have said April Fools! at the time. The dishonorable defensive tackle consulted with the NFLPA before skipping the team’s mandatory minicamp. Haynesworth wanted to make sure that his bonus money was protected. Sounds like it is.

But the Redskins are reportedly searching for loopholes in Haynesworth’s contract that would allow them to go after that money. Don’t expect this story to go away anytime soon. The story’s final chapter will either be about how a really foolish organization allowed a punk player to get away with grand larceny, or it will be about…well, considering Haynesworth has already made tens of millions even without that April 1 check, the other way the final chapter could go would still involve one really foolish organization allowing a punk player to get away with grand larceny.

More interesting than the final chapter is the chapter right before it. Will we read about Haynesworth getting traded? Released? Rejoining the team after infuriating everyone in the locker room?

A trade is unlikely (Haynesworth isn’t worth sacrificing draft picks for, and teams wouldn’t want to pay his base salary). The prediction here: if the Skins can’t find a way to suspend him and go after his money (ala the Eagles and Terrell Owens), he’ll get released.

--Andy Benoit

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Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: June 18, 2010 9:45 am
 

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With two pro bowls under his belt and some dominating seasons with the Titans and no reason to necessarily believe he would not have produced a similiar stellar performance in Washington, he most certainly could have been a candidate for the Hall of Fame.  There are currently defensive tackles in the Hall of Fame  who have had less stellar careers...but were team players without all of the attitude and baggage of Albert Haynesworth.  I would submit that "Fat Albert", as you rightfully call him, will be destined, from this point forward, to play under a dark cloud...if he ever plays again at all.  And he has only himself to blame for his own rapid demise from the good graces that he once had.  Instead of being remembered for being great, he will always be remembered for being selfish, self-centered, immature, greedy, and petulant. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: June 18, 2010 8:54 am
 

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This guy was, at one time, a sure Hall of Famer. Not even close. He had a long way to go other than 2 really good years. He is the definition of self-centered and was very tranparent about his motives which lead me to the question of how stupid is the guy who signed him to this deal. It is beyond me how Dan Snyder made millions upon millions of dollars and let this contract get the green light. We all know he is a sucker for big name veterans but this was like addict behavior. Like a meth head that will be willing to give up anything for their next fix, Snyder would give anything for that next big name that would solve everything, only to see it blow up in his face. He could cut his losses and learn the hard way or he could force him into a breach of contract situation and try to break him. Either way, it may be the last check fat Albert gets from any team after all his behavior comes to light. Whoever wants this dickhead on their team after this will be pioneering a new frontier in stupidity. But I am sure it will happen.



Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: June 18, 2010 7:17 am
 

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Even with his 21 million in pocket, surely Albert must know he has overplayed his hand in all of this and he would have to be inhuman to not be concerned that he has crossed the line of bloated, self-serving arrogance so egreiously, the he runs the risk of becoming one of the most reviled players in pro sports history.  If this doesn't concern him, he must be completely soulless and empty inside.  I never thought it possible to be in a bad position with 21 million dollars in one's pocket....but I actually feel for the guy (just barely), somewhat, because he is, quite possibly, in one of the worst positions one could be in.   It's kind of like being a million many times over but having no place to spend it.  Because of his recent unmitigated and unprecedented displays of selfishness, who's gonna want him....even if he  came on the cheap?  Talk about a a fall from grace.  This guy was, at one time, a sure Hall of Famer.  Now he will be regarded as a multi-million dollar pariah.



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: June 17, 2010 10:32 pm
 

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Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2010 8:09 pm
 

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The future players in the league will have Haynesworth to thank when the signing bonuses become a fraction of what they are now. What a joke. Something has to be done about this...



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2010 7:35 pm
 

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I'm on the player's side 99% of the time... This is that 1%...


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