The Biggest Myths About Washington Redskins’ Albert Haynesworth

May 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Teams like the Minnesota Vikings have been mentioned as possible trade partners with the Washington Redskins for Haynesworth's services. The gut reaction from Vikes fans has been very polarized. Clearly the man stirs up more fan emotion than most players.
Here are some facts and perspective that may dispel the myths about Albert Haynesworth for many fans.

Myth 1:  He's a thug.
For most fans, Haynesworth's career has been most memorable for "The Stomp" on Andre Gurode's helmet-less head in a 2006 Titans-Cowboys contest. That act resulted in 30 stitches for Gurode, and a then-record five-game suspension for Haynesworth.
So how is Haynesworth not a thug? Well, he's no choirboy. But the reality is, Haynesworth's total record on and off the field would not be close to the worst on any NFL roster, certainly not the Vikings roster.
He's never been convicted or even arrested for violence. He appeared to be remorseful after the Stomp, enough so that Gurode im...

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