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Redskins suspend Haynesworth for rest of season

Posted on: December 7, 2010 12:28 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2010 1:10 pm
 
A. Haynesworth has been suspended by Washington for the final four games of the season (Getty).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz


The Redskins have announced they’ve suspended troubled DT Albert Haynesworth for the final four games of the season.
 
Coach Mike Shanahan’s statement:

“Despite the club’s numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time. Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations.  He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well. 

“Yesterday, when Albert was at Redskin Park, he told our General Manager Bruce Allen that he [Haynesworth] would no longer speak with me. Although suspending any player is not a decision that a head coach enters into lightly, I believe the situation has reached the point where the club clearly has no alternative.”

UPDATED (1:08 p.m.):
The Haynesworth saga took a weird turn last week. Haynesworth missed practice last Friday after (apparently) he felt sick. The Redskins proceeded to deactivate him for Sunday's game vs. the Giants - the fourth time this season he hasn't played. The move surprised Haynesworth - and most likely, upset him (see above statement where Haynesworth tells GM Allen that Haynesworth would give Shanahan the silent treatment).

Then, a media report from Comcast SportsNet alleged he was out late last Thursday and hung over Friday - which is why he didn't practice (though, technically, I suppose this would qualify as "sick"). It's a rumor that Haynesworth angrily denied, saying "There are some kind of haters or something like that in the organization, that they don't like me. I don't know if it's players or coaches. I don't know who it is. Obviously, there's somebody who doesn't like me.”

Maybe he should change that “somebody” to “everybody,” because Haynesworth has torpedoed himself and his team every chance he could.

You can go back to June 15 when the headline of a post I wrote was entitled simply (and beautifully), “Haynesworth wants out of Washington.”

Since then, he missed OTA workouts, teammates called him selfish, he failed to pass his training camp conditioning test over and over and over again, had words with Shanahan, made up with Shanahan, had words with Shanahan, made up with Shanahan, bucked against playing the 3-4 base, agreed to try to play the 3-4, apparently suffered through a condition where muscle fiber contents could be released into his bloodstream causing kidney damage, missed the season-opener, day-dreamed about returning to play for the Titans, said he wasn’t a slave for sale, tragically buried his brother after a motorcycle accident, literally laid down on the field and didn’t get up to chase Eagles QB Michael Vick and just generally was a thorn in the side of Redskins management, coaches, teammates and fans.

And he also presumably cashed humongous checks, the likes of which you and I can’t comprehend.

You know how Haynesworth said Monday that somebody in the organization clearly doesn’t like him?

Maybe, just maybe, that somebody is Haynesworth.

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Redskins suspend Haynesworth for rest of season

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Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 6:10 pm
 

Redskins suspend Haynesworth for rest of season

You can criticize him all you want, but you guys all know you wouldn't kick him out of bed.



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:03 pm
 

Redskins suspend Haynesworth for rest of season

This is not worth a comment other then Stupid on both sides! Nuff said!



Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Redskins suspend Haynesworth for rest of season

So if you got a ton of money, you'd get lazy. What kind of an excuse is that? If you win the lottery you retire. If you're paid to play football, you play football. Even if you won the lottery and decided to be lazy -- what good is that? Your health will suffer and you'll die at least 10 years early. If you have nothing to live for you will not last long. Where's your ambition, marionc? What makes you tick? You don't just quit. You have to have something to live for. Your kids. Your passion. Or are you just taking up space like this million dollar bozo?



Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Redskins suspend Haynesworth for rest of season

<quote> this is one of those rare times that the league should black list a player so he never has the right to play in the NFL again. I hope he eats some poisionous KFC tonight and dies </quote> Ahhh, I think you mean Churches Chicken,lmao.


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