Did you think Albert Haynesworth’s absence from Redskins mini-camp and his want of a trade – even though he signed that $100 million contact last year and received a $21 million bonus in April – was indefensible? Think again. ESPN.com’s Patrick Hruby rides in to Haynesworth’s defense.
Hruby compares Haynesworth’s attempted use of leverage to bargaining to buy a car, and he says Haynesworth’s desire not to play in the newly-installed 3-4 defense is similar to being hired by a restaurant as a pastry chef, only for that restaurant to change the style of food it serves while making you a sous chef.
Can’t say I agree with most of Hruby’s opinions, although I think it’s fair to say that the Redskins front office was “stupid enough to cut such a large check.”
But it’s an interested read nonetheless.
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