Posted by Will Brinson
Running through a quick mental checklist of a standard preseason NFL blogging shift (two Jets posts, five Favre posts, etc) I realized I'd forgotten something: Albert Haynesworth!
Fortunately for me, there's been an update on his previously reported condition of rhabdomyolysis .
Mike Shanahan, in an interview with FanHouse's Thomas George , stated that he is "not aware" of that medical condition. More importantly, he says that if Haynesworth doesn't practice, he won't play.
"One thing for sure that is clear to me is that Albert has gotten away in the past with playing without practicing,'' Shanahan said. "That will not happen under this regime. If he's going to play, he's going to practice, and that is the same with every player here. The days of him playing without practicing are over. And that, to me, says it all."
So, once again, we have a situation where a) Haynesworth is being potentially petulant and b) Shanny is taking a hard-line stance.
It's not hard to guess who'll win this battle (again), and it's also not hard to fault anyone for siding with the somewhat grating Redskins coach here: Haynesworth gets paid like a superstar and acts like a toddler; it's just frustrating to watch unfold.
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