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Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

Posted on: December 12, 2010 1:18 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2010 1:23 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

We all know that Albert Haynesworth isn't exactly "motivated." But just how unininterested is he in playing for the Redskins and/or even being around the team?

Well, it turns out he could have requested an expedited hearing to appeal his season-long suspension, and as Charley Casserly reported on The NFL Today, he declined to do so.

Haynesworth did not ask for an expedited grievance which would have been held this week," Casserly said. "Now, the grievance will be held after the season's over. In speaking with his people, the reason he didn't ask for the expedited grievance, was if he won it, he'd have to return to practice and go to meetings, something he didn't want to do."

Casserly went on to mention the plethora of reasons for Haynesworth's suspension, which include "only wanting to play in the nickel defense in passing situations," his numerous fines, his poor practice before the Giants game, and refusing to make adjustments during the game and being inattentive in meetings.

Casserly also provided some information as to how much money the Redskins will try to recoup from Haynesworth.

"The Redskins will go after a portion of his signing bonus," Casserly said. "That amount could be anywhere between $1 million and $5 million depending on how the arbitrator interprets the contract. Finally, he skipped minicamp last year. Not only did he get fined but he forfeited $9 million in guaranteed money in the future."

So, while the drama between Haynesworth and the Washington coaching staff/front office has disappeared for the moment, it's all but guaranteed that things will get uglier sooner than later once the two parties try to sort out their financial differencs.

And the chunk of change the 'Skins paid to one of the biggest free agent busts in history will obviously have an effect on his next contract -- as Bill Cowher said on The NFL Today, it seems pretty likely that any deal Haynesworth gets in the future will be low-cost and feature tons of incentive bonuses. In other words, anyone willing to take the risk on Haynesworth is going to minimize any damage he can do to the payroll and the team's long-term future.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:50 pm

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:13 am

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

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Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:36 am

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

All the he said she said crap between him and the owner before he signed this contract is ancient history.  He had a meeting with the current coach and owner BEFORE he took that big signing bonus and he was told what was expected of him, he agreed to it and then put the money in the bank, and then decided he didn't agree with all of it.  He was paid and paid handsomely for it.  Just like now refuseing an expidited settelment hearing, he KNOWS HE IS WRONG and doesn't want to rush into it.  I sincerely hope that no team signs him, if some idiot decides to is shold be for the very rock bottom minimum that an NFL player can sign for, with a few incentives based on his play AND HIS ATTITUDE.

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2010 6:50 am

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

Mauxdeverite, you are way off base here! A player that signs with a team becomes an employee of that team as if and in actuality a business that each team in the NFL are.  Employee's do as the boss tells them to do and that is that.  Yes an employee may make suggestions but in the end they do has they are told and if not will and should be either punished or fired, it's very simple!  Would you go to your boss if he asked you to do something and you told him no would you not expect to get fired or have some repercussion due to your negative response?  Also what happened to the team first concept? Does this no longer matter in the NFL?  Haynsewsorth is nothing but a fat out of shape player with mental problems who does not get it.  Take all that money and then bitch and not play? sickens me!  What team will want this guy next year? He's worse then T.O.AND THAT IS BAD BUDDY!

Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2010 3:19 am

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

so he gets to spend Xmas at home...the Skins should have known Albert was a mwntal case the way he handled himself
when he refused to pay the damages in the car wreck...

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 12:43 am

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

mauxdeverite I have to diagree strongly with your comment. He was signed as a defensive lineman....he doesn't get to pick and choose what type of defense he gets to play in. He doesn't seem to have a problem taking thier money while acting like a brat. If he's unhappy about the situation there are much better ways to handle it then playing the douchebag. All he's done is stab himself in the hand because alot of teams that would normally look at him as a viable prospect see his behavior and won't take a risk on him when he gets released after this season.

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2010 12:07 am

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

Call Me Crazy - but I'm thinking this idiot is in a Raiders uniform next year and still getting overpaid for his lackluster attitude and mediocore play.....

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2010 9:07 pm

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing

The photo they keep using must be from last year...he is actually sweating in this one.

Sign him up for 1 or at max 2 year deals with plenty of incentives and potentially a clause for the 2nd year that has a minimal buyout if your team switches defenses to one which Sir Albert does not subscribe to.  The guy tosses away over 9 mill in money because he doesnt like playing that defense.  He is obviously passionate or several other words that could be used to describe that behavior most likely not able to be shown on a CBS Board.

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2010 8:44 pm

Haynesworth declined expedited grievance hearing


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