Albert Haynesworth: Can a $100-million Athlete Be a Slave?

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Washington Redskins defensive end Albert Haynesworth, who has a $100-million contract, recently suggested he has been treated like a slave.
Is it possible for a man who has a $100-million contract to suggest he’s a slave?
It’s quite simple.  It’s not about the money—it’s about power, control, and how one is treated.  
Days ago, Haynesworth issued the following: "I guess, in this world, we don't have a lot of people with, like, back-bones," Haynesworth said, "Just because somebody pay you money don't mean they'll make you do whatever they want or whatever. I mean, does that mean everything is for sale?"
Haynesworth added, "I mean, I'm not for sale. Yeah, I signed the contract and got paid a lot of money, but... that don't mean I'm for sale or a slave or whatever."
Haynesworth hit the nail on the head.  Just because someone pays you a bunch of money doesn’t mean you are the property of another.

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