Haynesworth’s Antics Are a Neverending Distraction

August 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Albert Haynesworth is just one of many (un)professional athletes whose careers have been marked or tainted by egotistical behavior, but he is definitely up there on the list.
Haynesworth's first question of character occurred in 2006 as a member of the Tennessee Titans, when he decided to attempt to stomp on Cowboys center Andre Gurode after removing Gurode's helmet. Haynesworth connected on his second stomp, sending Gurode to the team doctor for 30 stitches.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher was forced to apologize on behalf of the organization and Haynesworth got docked five games without pay (the longest suspension in NFL history for an on-field incident). Haynesworth should have been suspended for the remainder of the team's games as Gurode's injury could have been much more drastic than it was.
This was not not the first time that Haynesworth showed lack of on-field restraint. In 2003, Haynesworth began kicking his former team in the chest...

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