Albert Haynesworth: Mike Shanahan’s Rookie Treatment Shows His Cowardice

August 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Albert Haynesworth finally ambled unhappily into Redskins Park, new head coach Mike Shanahan wanted to see how football-ready the highly paid defensive lineman was. Haynesworth showed up after announcing he had shed 15 pounds from his playing weight of 350 in 2009. Shanahan wanted to see if the weight loss translated into being in playing shape. He asked Haynesworth to run three 100-yard dashes in succession, but Haynesworth has yet to complete the task after a week. Between bathroom breaks and excuses, Haynesworth has made it evident he is showing his displeasure at being a member of the Washington Redskins. A year ago, Haynesworth was one of the most sought after free agents in the NFL. He signed a seven year deal at $100 million with Washington, $20 million less than what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offered. His reasoning was he wanted to play in front of the Redskins large fan base, something he had yet to experience in his career as a football player. He struggled most of 2009, ...

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