Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Albert Haynesworth Suspended For The Season
The Albert Hanyesworth vs Mike Shanahan saga has taken another turn for the worst. The Washington Redskins announced today that Albert Haynesworth will be suspended for the reminder of the season without pay for "conduct detrimental to the club." Haynesworth arrived late for a team meeting last Friday and he appeared to look hung over. Shanahan deactivated Haynesworth before the Redskins played the Giants last Sunday. It was the fourth time this season that Hanyesworth was deactivated for a regular season game this season. Here is a statement from the Redskins.
"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.”