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Albert Haynesworth statement: 'I have always planned to attend training camp'

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth released a statement today, making clear his intentions to participate in the Redskins training camp, which begins July 29. His statement read:

"Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract. As I have previously said, I am continuing to prepare for the season individually and will report on time, in shape and ready to play football. Any issues I have with the club I will discuss privately and therefore do not plan to make any further public comments about this matter."

Upset with the team's change in defensive philosophies and his presumed role in a 3-4 scheme, Haynesworth missed all but one day of the team's offseason conditioning programs, skipped the voluntary organized team activities and minicamp and last week opted against participating in the team's mandatory minicamp. The team fined him $10,000 for skipping the mandatory minicamp.

By Rick Maese  |  June 23, 2010; 11:34 AM ET
Categories:  3-4 defense , Albert Haynesworth  
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So now he says he always planned on attending training camp. I could have sworn last week he was asking to be traded? What's with this guy? Send him back to Tennessee. RETURN TO SENDER

Posted by: flixwrider | June 23, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

WWWWhhhhhaaa

Posted by: Gussneck | June 23, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Time tells all.... I hope he shows up and looks great puts all this to rest and tears up the field with whoever we go against!

Posted by: SkinMan3 | June 23, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Who am i??? First that is!

Posted by: cocodc1 | June 23, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Ohhhhh... It was just a big misunderstanding. I get it. No harm, no foul, let's all get back to work in July, right? Hmmmm.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | June 23, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

LIAR!!!

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

"Send him back to Tennessee. RETURN TO SENDER."

Posted by: flixwrider

As long as he gives the money back.....

Posted by: dcwun | June 23, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Didn't he burn this bridge when he asked for a TRADE? No shame in this man, no shame what so evah.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

"I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract."

Like he has "honored" his obligation to repay in a timely manner the 2.4 mil. that he borrowed from that bank? Jerk . . .

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | June 23, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

F Albert...until he destroys Tony Romo on opening night.

Then it's Yay Albert.

Posted by: Original_etrod | June 23, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I'm tellin' ya', this guy is a cancer. Cut him now. Suck up the loss and get rid of him. Harmony in the locker room is a must.

Posted by: ch4gas | June 23, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Translation: My agent just spoke to Allen. If I don't get my fat arse to camp in shape and shut my mouth, I won't be going anywhere.

Posted by: jimc93 | June 23, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I know one person who is and should be more pissed right now than Shanny, Uh a one Mr Danny Boy Snyder. As a business man he of all people doesn't like to be made the fool financially and personally. He's done playing for the skins. No one in the organization likes the guy except maybe D Hall.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Albert doesn't get to use the word HONOR...ever!

Posted by: dchandl3 | June 23, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

This is an orchestrated move, now that I think of it. The team probably gave him the short list of things he needed to do in order to be considered in a trade:

-Give back the signing bonus.
-Keep your mouth closed with the media.
-Report to camp on time and in shape.

Haynesworth's counter was probably that he'll give the money back once he gets traded, and he has always been agreeable to the other two (snicker).

This dance isn't over. It is just getting a lot more interesting.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | June 23, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

The person that said that Albert Haynsworth is bipolar, may be right on. Becuase, there has been so many times this guy has said one thing, then another thing later.

I read somewhere that having Haynsworth in the 3-4 is a bonus. But a luxery that you can survive without. Contrary to what everyone keeps saying. The Redskins really want him to play Right End. Though, sometimes he may fill in at Nose Tackle. They like him to be a pass rusher on the right, with Orakpo on the left. As much I dislike Haynsworth right now, I would allow him back, if he proves to be unselfish and buys in to the scheme.

Posted by: roccoskins | June 23, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Albert can come back. But he needs to sit on the bench for a while. He doesn't deserve to start after missing all of the team activities for the year. The players that attended and made an effort and were there for their team, need to start/play over AH. It wouldn't be fair otherwise. Not good if AH starts after all this garbage.

Posted by: johntaylor2 | June 23, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

It will be most interesting to see what kind of shape he is in when he shows.

Posted by: skinfanman | June 23, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

For both sides "saying the right thing" publicly until the other side gives in is just all a big fat FARSE. A relationshipp based on this is like a Marriage without sex. It's already over.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Am I missing something? I thought I had previously read that he would be in camp for contractual reasons. I don't think he has changed his position. He still wants a trade and is not happy. If he did not show up for camp I believe there are some financial ramifications.

Posted by: srobert1117 | June 23, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

test

Posted by: skinfanman | June 23, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

This meshes with what Bruce Allen told us yesterday.

Anyone saying trade Fat Albert for a 4th is freakin crazy...get out of the heat! Nothing less than a 1st!

He will be a good boy now going forward in order to facilatate a trade....or he will be playing his a$$ off in the 3-4 and make the Pro Bowl.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Damn! I was hoping he WOULDN'T show for camp!

Posted by: iubiquity | June 23, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Good, he can round out the kickoff and punt coverage units.

Posted by: CMoneyy | June 23, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

It is hard to get fined if you actually attend training camp. Haynesworth is lame. Always has been, always will be. Glad he made millions. Can't wait to see if he makes it to 40 years old and be broke and broken.

Posted by: mannerofspeakin | June 23, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Apparently....There has been a GGOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL recently.....

Now, what goal was just accomplished?

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Just make that fat POS run suicide wind sprints every day at training camp until he's on his knees puking.

Go US Soccer!

Posted by: McMetal | June 23, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

About this time last year, everybody was bashing Brett Favre. He's hurting the team by not making a decision and coming to camp late. He comes in, does major work and the Vikings go to the NFC Championship. Haynesworth can do the same thing. Come in, do major work and if the Skins start the season strong all will have been forgotten!!

Posted by: daghost | June 23, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Attend training camp in shape..... Why am i left thinking

Round is a shape !!!

Ian (London UK)

Posted by: ianb87 | June 23, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, 1st rounder, that's feasible. There's multiple teams that are running a 4-3 that would be willing to trade a first rounder for this super duper kind of teamate/employee/model citizen. Not to mention reliablity is his best attribute. Sure.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Like I said.....1st rounder or nothing....

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

come on not even a 2nd rounder?

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth statement: 'I have always planned to attend training camp'


Sure.

And we'll be on the lookout for ya' too, bro'.

We'll just keep going along like we've been doing all summah and spring without you and smile should your shadow cross our doorstep.

And we'll forgive what you've done if you'll forgive what we've said.

And we'll trade dap pounds and back slaps and "It's all good, bro'!"

Rememba: we trust your word like like a bank trusts your signature on a loan.

Seeya in a month.

Signed, your responsible teammate

London Fletcher

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 23, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't AH makes it past the trade deadline with this club. The Redskins seem to not want to trade him unless they get good/acceptable value for him. The only way that happens is if AH shows up for work in shape.

Posted by: TWISI | June 23, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

This is damage control from him bailing on mandatory camp. All this is is an attempt to drive up his trade value. Nothing less, nothing more...

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 23, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

not even Vinny would do such a trade. Ok maybe he would but he's the only one. Afterall he's done all the due dilegence and research that brought AH here in the first place. I think he actually had the gall to show up to as one of the alumni last week.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

OK, clearly this guy is unstable and his actions to date have been an embarrassment to him and the team.... but quietly I am hoping this thing works itself out, because we will be a better defense with him than without him.

Posted by: cedric_lockhart | June 23, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Then be ready to have AH as your NT/DE all year long....He is to high valued and in hes prime to get anything less.....I'd rather him be on the team...It's only June and we live in America where most are forgiven....especially if he plays in real games and does his thing....

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

At this point he's cheap to another team....HIGH 1st rounder or nothing. I think ROUND will be the shape. Hail!

Posted by: Smiley2 | June 23, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

BTW congrats to the US soccer team for making it to the round of 16.

Posted by: TWISI | June 23, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

With you TWISI, the team will trade him when they're good and ready to. Doubt this'll go past trading deadline but they may be prepared to hold on until then. Once this PR stench washes away a little, teams will fall into the proper shopping mode.

Posted by: pgugino | June 23, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe hit it!!!

Posted by: Smiley2 | June 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Best that they can hope for is a 4th or 5th rounder. Number of teams running the 4-3 are at all time low. I know that it is really not about playing in a 3-4 but he said it and now teams running the 3-4 are going to steer clear.

While having a lowere salary of 5 mil a year may seem enticing to teams it will also serve as a red flag. Most teams are smart enough to realize that if he has a good year he is going to be back at them for more money and crying about being underpaid.

He has a reputation for being lazy. Someone with this type of attitude is not going to generate offers of a 4th or 5th.

The team can't keep him around as he is a cancer and doing so would be undermining Shanahan's authority. If he came back and started playing like nothing has happened it would make Shanny look weak. This is a player who he is clearly at odds with and the players are all watching to see how he handles it.

Posted by: srobert1117 | June 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

MistaMoe hit it!!!

Posted by: Smiley2 | June 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

And, good job Donovan (of the soccer variety, that is) for saving the US. A lot of effort for one goal but I'll take it.

Posted by: pgugino | June 23, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

It's like that episode of Seinfeld, when George quits his job in really loud and obnoxious fashion.

Then comes back like 2 days later pretending like it never happened.

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 23, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, like HE wrote this. His agent couldn't find any team that would take is trifling ass, so they had to come back to Washington with both their tails between their legs. He's got a lot of 'splainin to do!

Posted by: linroy62 | June 23, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I never thought AH should play NT in the 3/4 from jump street... that is what I thought Ma'Ake was coming to do.

I still don't get why AH threw such a panty twisted hissy fit.

PD MK AH
BO RM LF LA
CR AH
LL KM

NO team can afford to double team both MK and AH lined up next to each other. Whatever happens, the Redskins have the upper hand. AH comes in in shape an balls w/o being a beeyotch, or he parks his azz and gets shipped when somebody gets desperate. Redskins don't need to bend over here... the whole league... including the players in private... are against AH.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | June 23, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

All you new-found Fat Albert haters will be back licking his balls when he's playing on Sundays. He never should have been a Skin -- like many other scumbags currently on the roster.

Funny how you hate Fattie but you love Snyder. Who's done more damage to the Skins?

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | June 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

That was quite a rousing match out on the pitch today. A 1 nil effort despite the best thwarts from the stripes.


Let the AH debate being again...

Im for letting him show up, which he always siad he would if still on the team. First he can give his best at the special teams kickoff and return units. Then instead of a 3-4 we run a AH-6 and let the entire oline pile on this dude.

Posted by: Stu27 | June 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

This is a done deal. Albert WILL be playing for the Skins this season and after the incredible season he has, he will be here to stay. Hate all you want, and he does deserve it, but come September, all of you will have forgiven him after Romo cannot finish the game because 355 pounds of Haynesworth just broke his leg.

Posted by: SkinsFan771 | June 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

"not even Vinny would do such a trade. Ok maybe he would but he's the only one. "

if it was vinny he'd have given us a first and third

Posted by: notthecrochunter | June 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Al - due to your absence from training camp, expect to play - a lot - in the preseason games.

Sincerely,

The Redskins

Posted by: BT23 | June 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Albert thinks he can get in football shape in 6 weeks, but just watch. He will pay dearly for his sedentary off season, try to get himself in shape too fast, get injured, and sit out the year.

It's all been a well orchestrated ploy, and there is really nothing short of trading him that we can do about it.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | June 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

FAT ALBERT, DO US A FAVOR AND STAY YOUR BIG FAT BUTT HOME... WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE, OR ANYONE ELSE THAT IS NOT IN IT TO WIN!!!

CUT THIS FAT BASTARD!!!

Posted by: BarackObama | June 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

This is a done deal. Albert WILL be playing for the Skins this season and after the incredible season he has, he will be here to stay. Hate all you want, and he does deserve it, but come September, all of you will have forgiven him after Romo cannot finish the game because 355 pounds of Haynesworth just broke his leg.

Posted by: SkinsFan771 | June 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

That is the upside.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | June 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Albert thinks he can get in football shape in 6 weeks, but just watch. He will pay dearly for his sedentary off season, try to get himself in shape too fast, get injured, and sit out the year.

It's all been a well orchestrated ploy, and there is really nothing short of trading him that we can do about it.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | June 23, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

And that is a pretty good version of the downside.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | June 23, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah for the USA.

Time to root for germany so we dont have to play them.

Lastly, who is a troll? Find out here -

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/social.media/06/23/comments.troll/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Posted by: Zeebs1 | June 23, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Diesel, I think you need to lay off the caffeine man.

His own teammates turned on him, and they're the ones out there sweating in OTA's and minicamp.

Would you care to rag on them too?

Posted by: Predator48 | June 23, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I may be parrotting here as i didnt read the comments on the special teams need to hit thread, but it seems prett yfriggin smart to only use 3/80 spots on PK, P, and LS in camp. Danny is right, there are always 5-10 guys at ech spot a mere phone call away should any of the three falter.

In camp, 77 spots will be used by position players to bang heads twice a day for 2 weeks to see who really, really wants to be a Redskin.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | June 23, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

To think after all that has been said and all that has happened, AH is not to blame? I believe one person and there is one person that should be listened to and quoted. London Fletcher said it, AH had a problem last year and has a problem this year with just about everything that does not promote AH individual accoplishments. Done end of story. Not one man is worth the money nor the time and effort to please.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

It wouldn't surprise me if Albert was stunned by the breadth and intensity of the blowback that came in his direction. From teammates to the media to Ray Lewis to other guys in contract situations ... NO ONE is on board with Albert.

I won't (can't) predict what the guy is thinking, but I'll stick with two thoughts.

1. I want Albert on or defense, and motivated to be a beast come game 1. I don't care if he's happy, I care that he's effective. If all this turmoil results in Albert being the beast he can be, I'm good.

2. And this -- borrowed from Frak -- nothing is over until Fat Albert sings

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 23, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

To think after all that has been said and all that has happened, AH is not to blame? I believe one person and there is one person that should be listened to and quoted. London Fletcher said it, AH had a problem last year and has a problem this year with just about everything that does not promote AH individual accoplishments. Done end of story. Not one man is worth the money nor the time and effort to please.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

And that defines the problem and SEVERELY if not COMPLETELY eradicates any hint of true upside.

Upside is a pipedream. Too bad, dude is a friggin' specimen who could be the best ever, if he could only get his mind and attitude right.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | June 23, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, in shape all right... In the shape of a Blowout Preventer!!! HA HA HA Perhaps he'll look like the failed BP Cap!!!

In shape for perhaps one play out of ten... I think that's how he defines it!

Basically, it's show up or start losing money...seeing how the Redskins are now holding the cards ( the money's gone, so now they can make life miserable for him --on the Bench), I'm sure MANY in the NFL have told this guy to get his A$$umption into camp, in the best possible shape, and keep his mouth SHUT!

Posted by: wagenstill | June 23, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting to see how many people know what AH's offseason routine has been and exactly his physical condition.

I prefer to wait until July 29.

AH is not a prototypical nose tackle. He didn't play every down in TEN. Haslett's 3-4 is alleged to have lots of variations, including a 4 man line.

I do know this: last year the Redskins added AH and Orakpo to their DL, and lost a starting corner. They went from 24 sacks to 40. Haynesworth had a lot to do with that.

Posted by: dpc2003 | June 23, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

The statement was strictly to given the Redkins a better chance to trade him. If he had refused to report, his contract could be voided and there would be a better chance for the Redskins to recoup their latest roster bonus payment. I'm sure this was carefully orchestrated by his agent who is working behind the scenes with the Redskins to have Fat Albert moved back to Tennessee or on to Detroit. No way Fat Albert ever suits up for a Redskins game while Shanny is the coach.

Posted by: wizfan89 | June 23, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

"Funny how you hate Fattie but you love Snyder. Who's done more damage to the Skins?

Posted by: diesel_skins_ "

Obviously, reading comprehension was not something you grasped well... What column are you reading. The only person discussed on here who gets more hate than Danny-boy is J. Reid. Go lick your own balls, idiot.

and congrats to USA Soccer!

Posted by: BillStoner | June 23, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

no bug deal. it's just a lawyer driven statement to prevent an anticipatory breach of contract claim by the skins.

Posted by: PindarPushkin | June 23, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

All you new-found Fat Albert haters will be back licking his balls when he's playing on Sundays. He never should have been a Skin -- like many other scumbags currently on the roster.

Funny how you hate Fattie but you love Snyder. Who's done more damage to the Skins?

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | June 23, 2010 12:44 PM

I will guarantee that no one on this message board "loves" DS. I will also guarantee that if AH is still on this team come September and is lining up against "America's Team" (puke), me, you and EVERYONE else on this blog will be rooting for him because he will still be wearing a Skins jersey.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | June 23, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Does "ready to play football" mean he's studying the playbook? If he knows the plays when they report, then I guess I would consider keeping his fatness.

Posted by: wisdom80 | June 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE FAT ALBERT!!!! WE DO NOT WANT YOU AS A REDSKIN. You will be booed and jeered for the rest of your career. Do us skins fans a favor and get the hell out of our town, off our team and get your fat ass traded ASAP!!! The hell you are getting ready to endure from the loyal fans at camp (if you decide to attend and don't come up with another lame excuse) like: "coach I didn't eat my twinkies this morning so I will just have to suck oxygen all day" will only be the beginning of a VERY LONG MISERABLE SEASON for you. (We can only hope) I pray your fortune you stole from Snyder will make you as miserable as you have made the fans and your team.

Posted by: skinfanATIC | June 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Albert doesn't get to use the word HONOR...ever!

Posted by: dchandl3 | June 23, 2010 11:52 AM

Well, maybe "Yes your HONOR or No your HONOR"..but that's about it for using the word HONOR for Albert

Posted by: skins09 | June 23, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of him. We don't need a cancerous attitude on this team. That's part of what was wrong with the team in the last few years. Get rid of him!

Posted by: pairbond | June 23, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

He's not a cancer, actually he's a gemini... which also explains it. :)

Posted by: purplefilms | June 23, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I do know this: last year the Redskins added AH and Orakpo to their DL, and lost a starting corner. They went from 24 sacks to 40. Haynesworth had a lot to do with that.

Posted by: dpc2003 | June 23, 2010 1:07 PM |

I think most people would agree that AH is a talent on the field, it's the off the field issues that merit concern. When trying to infuse a new attitude of discipline, and selflessness, the Skin's FO will have to weigh the value of his field production against the hindrance to the cultural change AH is presenting. Will Haynesworth be the team player to move the Redskins forward, or will he continue to be only concerned about himself?

Posted by: TWISI | June 23, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

You've already broken your word and your contract by failing to show up for mandatory OTA you stupid sack of waste.

If you didn't know how to play football, you'd be sitting on a milk crate throwing pennies at the curb for a living.

So here's a slim-shady from me to you, and have fun with all the lawsuits...

Posted by: p1funk | June 23, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Lastly, who is a troll? Find out here -

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Posted by: Zeebs1 | June 23, 2010 12:51 PM

This article sucked....

I guess I'm a troll then...lol

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

AH=BenchBait

Posted by: DikShuttle | June 23, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

YO...BRUCE ALLEN TOLD US THIS YESTERDAY....BUT THEN ADDED HE WAS JUST KIDDING....I GUESS TO THROW US OFF THE SCENT....BUT IT WORKED....

Rams re-sign Atogwe
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 23, 2010 1:18 PM ET
In the end, safety O.J. Atogwe realized the Rams really did want him more than any other team.

Concluding a process that started more than a year ago when the Rams first placed the franchise tag on Atogwe, St. Louis announced Wednesday they signed Atogwe to a multi-year deal.

Atogwe finally won his unrestricted free agency on June first and freedom proved overrated. No other team brought Atogwe in for a visit, probably because they knew they couldn't match the aggressive offers St. Louis already made.

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"in shape" LMAO!

Posted by: nativedc | June 23, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Redskins hold all the cards, AH.

F Albert -- Keep Albert

Posted by: Pepper5 | June 23, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Even if Fat Albert shows up for training camp and remains with the Skins, his effort while "playing" on the team, similar to last season, will be marginal. When you're guaranteed $41 million, there's not that much incentive to give it your all. People have been critcizing Haynesworth, but Synder and the other idots in the team's front office are the ones to blame for this.

Posted by: lwilliamson1 | June 23, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I have it on good authority from my cousin's, hairdressers, sisters boyfriends, mechanics mother's friends uncle, that Al weight in at 416 recently, and has NO intentions of getting into any kind of shape. He's not working out, and he's consuming 15-20 big macs a day.....BOOK IT!!!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 23, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I want the poor sap who replaces fat flozell to see Albert on 1st down, and Albert again on 2nd down and Orakpo on 3rd down. Throw that the new guy and see if romo makes it thru the 1st quarter.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 23, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Even I'm tired of this now...and I love bashing the Danny and his inept handpicked disasters.

We need 'divine intervention' to fix this mess...

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 23, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse


Has anyone actually seen a picture or spied Fat Albert out in public lately to see what sort of shape he LOOKS like he is in? Just wondering......

Posted by: skinfanATIC | June 23, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

yeh, I want all my fascist characterizations coming from folks who can typify a "hipster".

Posted by: DikShuttle | June 23, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE FAT ALBERT!!!! WE DO NOT WANT YOU AS A REDSKIN. You will be booed and jeered for the rest of your career. Do us skins fans a favor and get the hell out of our town, off our team and get your fat ass traded ASAP!!! The hell you are getting ready to endure from the loyal fans at camp (if you decide to attend and don't come up with another lame excuse) like: "coach I didn't eat my twinkies this morning so I will just have to suck oxygen all day" will only be the beginning of a VERY LONG MISERABLE SEASON for you. (We can only hope) I pray your fortune you stole from Snyder will make you as miserable as you have made the fans and your team.

Posted by: skinfanATIC | June 23, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse


Angry are we? I agree that he has acted like a jack a$$ but I'm looking at it like this...if he wants and will play...i say fine....He is a beast and will make the team that much better....

If he is doing it to improve out look for atrade...then good....maybe we can get some cash back and rid him. Eiether way...seems we win....long as he gives back the money.....

Although I must say...I rather have the dude decide to show up and play cause he is a beast!

Posted by: leevi98 | June 23, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Translation: I'm ain't givin back -ish, I conned it legally

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | June 23, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I've said this before on a number of other sites and I'll say it again Haynesworth will be at training camp. His contract states that if he doesn't attend training camp then the Skins can attempt to recoup about 25% of paid bonus. The penalty gradually escalates the longer the hold out to the point that all bonus paid can be recovered if the holdout lasts I believe into the season.

That's why I laughed at those that seem to think he stole the 21 million bonus money. Nobody leaves 21 million on the table if they don't have to and according to Haynesworth's contract he definitely did not have to. According to the contract he AND SKINS management signed he had every right to take that bonus money regardless if he did or did not participate in team activities held before the start of training camp. The bonus and any team activity up to now are in no way related. The financial penalty for missing mandatory minicamp is $10k and that is the penalty any player pays regardless.

In a sense he is honoring his contract. Every contract has penalties that are major or minor if you will ranging from a few dollars to potentially millions of dollars and cancellation of the contract. Haynesworth made a business decision to force a trade by sitting out off season team activities till now because he felt the financial penalty wasn't significant enough to outweight demonstrating his displeasure. Now the financial penalty is high enough and he will be in camp. The Redskins lest anyone forget could have cut Haynesworth at any point in this dispute even before paying the bonus. But even if they cut him before paying the bonus the team would still have been contractually on the hook for paying the bonus. Do you guys think they wouldn't have cut Haynesworth if they knew they could save $21 million dollars?

Posted by: 6thsense79 | June 23, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Cool, Make him play NT

Posted by: unknownsouljah | June 23, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

IF he was going to attend Training camp to really be part of the TEAM everything would be OK. But we know this guy, and just like last year he is going to be a Diva a Baby and mess up the locker room. He preferes to have individual success instead of winning games and even a Superbowl, thats no good. He would be 10 times better if he was a team player, the sacks and other things would come naturally.

Posted by: Pedro01 | June 23, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

He's not working out, and he's consuming 15-20 big macs a day.....BOOK IT!!!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 23, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

He's also considering moving to Canada for the rest of summer just so he can buy Double Big Macs which he can't find in the US.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | June 23, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I'll be glad to see Haynesworth back with the team. Shanny and Haslett will be glad too once the bullets start flying fo'real in September.

Who on the Redskins d-line is gonna beat a double team and make a play against the Colts? Somebody has to do that everyone once in a while if you want turnovers. Golston? Daniels? Holliday? Kemeatu? Carricker? The only d-lineman on the roster that has to be accounted for by the other team is Haynesworth.

Posted by: coparker5 | June 23, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

So much hate going around here...and I admit to having some myself. However, one (strong?) possibility is that the theme for the rest of this sports year is going to be forgive and forget. AH reports in shape, re-discovers that he likes hitting people and that the team really intends to shift him around and not make him the every-play nose tackle. Chapter 2 has Gilbert Arenas play model citizen and combines with John Wall to give the Wizards one of the best back-courts in basketball. If AH plays well and GA plays well, everyone is going to cheer them on and it will be "forgive and forget." I wouldn't say "book it" to suggest this is certain or highly likely, but it is a serious possiblity. Contrary to what everyone on this board seems to think, people do learn and grow from their mistakes.

Posted by: StevenGrossman | June 23, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

...that doesn't sound like a Shannahan MO...

Posted by: DikShuttle | June 23, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Shanny's gonna hire a Marine DI to be Fat Albert's "Personal Position Coach".

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | June 23, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

With all the ripping around the league about this loser, he had to make a statement and try to save face. Usually football players back each other no matter what, but not this time. This fat loser will be back because there are way too many people against him.

Posted by: joeboggs | June 23, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"I planned to wwear a condom, I planned to not stomp on a defense-less mans head with my cleats, I planned to pay child support, I planned on driving better so as not to have an accident and ruin that uys life, I planned on paying on the loan I took, and oh yea, I planned on attending training camp with the Skins."

Actions, not words determine the character of a man.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | June 23, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

That fact a person who hasn't played a full 16 game season for the team, plays in front of a guy like London Fletcher(notches triple digit tackles virtually every season hes a starter), and only had 4 sacks and 37 tackles last season playing in a 4-3, would have the audacity to question a new scheme is mind boggling to me.

Posted by: crispyblack20 | June 23, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Glad for the reinforcement. Lookin' forward to it. See you at camp, Albert. You'll see it aint so bad playing in the 3-4. Haslett will employ the 4-3 formation from time to time during the season in certain situations. Keep your chin up!

Posted by: RedCherokee | June 23, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Sign T.O.

Posted by: washdc11 | June 23, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

He's not a cancer, actually he's a gemini... which also explains it. :)

Posted by: purplefilms | June 23, 2010 1:23 PM

I'll have you know John Wayne was a gemini.

Posted by: skinfanman | June 23, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

How is Albert gonna be at Training Camp if he's not on the team?

Posted by: Vicc | June 23, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Can't be sure, but think I may have seen Albert this morning on the corner of 15th and M Street.

It was a big black man with a funny little mustache, standing about 6' 6" -- 375 pounds or so -- and wearing a Washington Redskins jersey, number 92. He was holding a squeegee and a hand-lettered cardboard sign that read,

Please Help Me Pay My Lawyers.

I'm Homeless. Unemployed. Divorced. Overdrawn. Overdue.

My Boat Sprung a Leak and the Rabbit Done Died Too.

Posted by: Vic1 | June 23, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I always thought he was mentally ill. Did SI do a report on his mental wellness after stomping Gurode's head?

Posted by: dmlopez1 | June 23, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I always thought he was mentally ill. Did SI do a report on his mental wellness after stomping Gurode's head?

Posted by: dmlopez1 | June 23, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if we need to say "let's just get him outta here.." This is really a minor story blown waayyyy out of proportion by the Washington media. In the past, players have groused about scheme or playing time,etc., so to me, this isn't the biggest deal, AH will eventually have to show up, play in the D & either be proven right or a fool.

The fan base is far too emotional & this idea of getting rid of AH shows it. Players pout, shoot, PEOPLE pout, he'll get over himself. I wonder about the age of some of the posters, I'm 39, so I'm old enough to have seen this bunches of times before in the NFL,I thought most of you had also,but some act as though this is the mother of all insubordinations-it isn't.Sure, he got paid, but that's what the contract called for.

Most hard-core fans saw Dan Snyder's many moves with this franchise as wrong the time they were done & have been proven right. The AH signing was one, as I written before many of us were like huh? when DS raced, no other team in particular, to sign AH on the 1st day. And he did the DS way with the jet and the wining/dining-all that crap.

So, to me Dan Snyder has steadfastly refused to learn his lessons, refusing to stop meddling, refusing to stop with the Big Willy wine& dine FA junk, refusing to stop changing coaches-sabotaging the team by constantly mis-aligning coaches with players-though Haslett is a Shanahan hire, if Snyder hadn't proved to be so meddlesome in the past, he could have suggested to Shanahan to look again at the talent on team before considering a 3-4 defense w/o appearing to be himself and/or ruffling his new coach's feathers. Particularly since Shanahan mentioned he wanted to use it merely because he saw how difficult it was to prepare for while watching football, not, because he saw that the Skins had the personnel to run it-not the best reason for changing the D.

So Snyder has to see, absolutely, qualitatively, that his way of running a franchise doesn't work-that's where AH comes in. Here's a player who won't go along with the program,exactly, what Snyder needs to see that he should never do it again. To me, this is important.

For whatever reason, no amount of losing seasons, dumb trades, dumber FA signings and coaching shenanigans could get Snyder to sing a new tune.Even though Shanahan pulled the trigger on the McNabb trade, it has all the hallmarks of a Snyder move even if Shanahan wasn't here-sacrificing youth for a veteran, signing a flashy name & not letting the offseason settle down and moving deliberately.
So DS needs to see...again...that there's a wrong way to run a team and a NFL way. Thats' where AH comes in.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | June 23, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

What AH is doing isn't the worst thing in the world because the thing that has really, I mean realllly hurt the Skins during the Snyder era is switching the damn coaches and schemes. Here's a player who to the horror of the franchise and Skins nation won't let it happen. I say GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!! My belief is we wasted Lavar Arrington's career with the constant scheme & coach switching. We threw Stephen Davis overboard because of scheme. We were wasting Sean Taylor's career with scheme switches and we need to have someone bow their back about the idea of yet another scheme switch.It just so happens that a someone new to the team is doing it so it seems more outrageous,but that's how the team was built-the wrong way with a bunch of strangers& mercenaries. Built the NFL way, a respected longterm team veteran would've taken on the AH role and had more support from the fan base. But, someone had to do it. I just wish that, if I'm anywhere on the right track with AH's mind, he would articulate his/this point of view-he would see there's many Skins fans who would back him.
We have known for 11 years that the soil is turned over in Redskinland before anything flowers-AH is so new to it, he has been made sour.

Whether fans hate him or not, AH winning on this point wouldn't hurt the credibility of the new staff-it could be deftly played as "Shanahan is a player's coach, blah, blah,blah

Posted by: ArmchairGM | June 23, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

When this big, fat slob does report, the plane will have to make 2 trips to get all of him here.

Posted by: chopin224 | June 23, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

arm, point made....horse beaten...bones turned to dust...dust blown away in the wind....

you're not friends with hessone are you by any chance??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 23, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I think most people would agree that AH is a talent on the field, it's the off the field issues that merit concern. When trying to infuse a new attitude of discipline, and selflessness, the Skin's FO will have to weigh the value of his field production against the hindrance to the cultural change AH is presenting. Will Haynesworth be the team player to move the Redskins forward, or will he continue to be only concerned about himself?

Posted by: TWISI | June 23, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Well stated, TWISI. I have heard reports that say the people in Ashburn do not think he will be worth the aggregation. Just not sure if these reports begin with reporters, or with people within the organization. I'm sure it's a tough call. What are your thoughts?

Posted by: frediefritz | June 23, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I'll believe it when I see it. This guy has proven that anything that comes out of his mouth is untrustworthy. I just wish that he would take out his tampon and be a team player.

Posted by: ericroks | June 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Armchair.
Obviously we're not in total agreement. Neither are we in total disagreement. I've already expressed my reasons as to why I think Albert must go. Now we have to wait and see what transpires. Meanwhile the soap opera goes on...

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Even if Fat Albert shows up for training camp and remains with the Skins, his effort while "playing" on the team, similar to last season, will be marginal. When you're guaranteed $41 million, there's not that much incentive to give it your all. People have been critcizing Haynesworth, but Synder and the other idots in the team's front office are the ones to blame for this.

Posted by: lwilliamson1 | June 23, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Not sure what you were watching last year, lwill, but I thought AH really balled last year. Sure, he got winded at times, but between the snap and the whistle, he played great. Just hope he does it again this year.

Posted by: frediefritz | June 23, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Cool, Make him play NT

Posted by: unknownsouljah | June 23, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I think he will be playing 3 different positions, NT and DE in the 3-4, and DT in the 4-3. Haslett will keep QB's guessing what is coming at them.

Posted by: frediefritz | June 23, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

from the NYT:

Obama Relieves McChrystal of Command

Christ on a crutch! What's this world coming too? A former Black Ops guy disses his civie bosses in the press? In that hippie rag, Roiling Stone, to boot! Jesus.

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I've been saying all along that of course he was going to show up for camp. This is just a ploy to make sure he doesn't get fined, keep the Skins from being able to go after any of the bonus money, and reduce the negative public opinion of him. (Judging by many of the posts here it is working!) This statement is carefully orchestrated public posturing, and does NOTHING to change the actual situation. Anyone who thinks otherwise is decieved.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 23, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

IF he was going to attend Training camp to really be part of the TEAM everything would be OK. But we know this guy, and just like last year he is going to be a Diva a Baby and mess up the locker room. He preferes to have individual success instead of winning games and even a Superbowl, thats no good. He would be 10 times better if he was a team player, the sacks and other things would come naturally.

Posted by: Pedro01 | June 23, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse
I don't disagree with you, Pedro. But he is still the best we have, and we are definitely better with him on the field. AFter going through training camp, the team will get this sorted out.

Posted by: frediefritz | June 23, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Statement sounds remarkably similar to the words that were being put out through all of the optional training time this off-season explaining that while Albert had some differences of opinion with the team over his role in the new defensive scheme, he would honor his contract and show up in shape for the mandatory work outs in mid-June.

We heard it time and again, and from numerous sources -- up to and including the day before the event. Then all of a sudden -- on the very last evening before the workouts -- Albert's agent announced that his client would not attend and rather, wants to be traded to another team. The Dude himself didn't even feel that it was worth his time and attention to man up and tell the team himself.

So pardon me for not believing this proven liar. The only thing this Drama Queen appears to be really good at is ignoring commitments and breaking promises.

Posted by: Vic1 | June 23, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, I think Haynesworth should honor his contract.

But at the same time, realistically, a player has to do what is good for them. Teams look at football from a business prospective and nothing else, so why shouldn't a player. Teams don't always honor contracts (trades, cuts, etc). As a player it is important to be in a system that fits your strengths because, say AH sucks a$$ in a 3-4 or gets hurt, the 'Skins would have no problem cutting him, so shouldn't a player look out for their best interest.

Many fans are angry because he's getting paid a lot to do nothing in the grand scheme of things, but as a business person, which atheletes have to be not to get screwed over, AH is actually making the right decision.

My fanhood says "AH, youre a d!ckhead." But my logical, mathematician side of me says "Look out for yourself. Being a good teammate is important. But teams don't honor contracts, so why should a player????"

Posted by: TheMeccaHowardU | June 23, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Truth be told, AH would have foregone OTAs if the Skins had stuck with the 4-3 and asked him to scheme the D himself. The reason? It's his addiction to his toys. He lives in rural Tenn on a lake. He tools around the lake with his power boats. He drives his ATVs through the woods. Takes his Ferraris out on the vacant Interstate. If he stayed in Ashburn during the offseason he would be denied life's most fulfilling pleasures. So in the offseason it's like what Michael Kay says about home runs in Yankee stadium - "See Ya!"

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Now all of the sudden this gelatanous stain of a human being wants to play ball.

I wonder what happened?

Did he add up in his head
$32,000,000
-Wheelchair guy
- ex
- stripper
- Redskins
- loans
- boats
- cars
=

OH SH!T, my fat a$$ better get a job. God I hope they take me back.

Posted by: iH8dallas | June 23, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

What are your thoughts?

Posted by: frediefritz | June 23, 2010 2:39 PM

I think that AH wants out. My guess is he wants to end up with Det. with his old D coordinator. That's the realist in me. The optimist thinks that AH just wanted to spend time away from Redskins Park and will show up committed to playing the role Haslett envisions. Personally, I think AH would be a beast in this aggressive defense.

Posted by: TWISI | June 23, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, I think Haynesworth should honor his contract.

But at the same time, realistically, a player has to do what is good for them. Teams look at football from a business prospective and nothing else, so why shouldn't a player. Teams don't always honor contracts (trades, cuts, etc). As a player it is important to be in a system that fits your strengths because, say AH sucks a$$ in a 3-4 or gets hurt, the 'Skins would have no problem cutting him, so shouldn't a player look out for their best interest.

Many fans are angry because he's getting paid a lot to do nothing in the grand scheme of things, but as a business person, which atheletes have to be not to get screwed over, AH is actually making the right decision.

My fanhood says "AH, youre a d!ckhead." But my logical, mathematician side of me says "Look out for yourself. Being a good teammate is important. But teams don't honor contracts, so why should a player????"

Posted by: TheMeccaHowardU | June 23, 2010 3:01 PM | Report

Bullsh!t. It's never good business to crap on an employer and then expect a different employer to expect a different attitude if they hire you. Especially when everything is this public. In the real world he'd be unemployed with no one willing to even look at him for employement.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 23, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Also Mecca a good businessman and employee adapts to their situation, the business atmosphere, and the current politics within their organization. What he doesn't do is cry and run away when the direction of the company isn't exactly what they want. A person that can't adapt is pretty near useless.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 23, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Dump this TUB OF LARD!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: raca1234 | June 23, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

how about he justs sends the money back and stays the heck away. we don't need him and most people I know really can't stand the jerk - nobody likes you here Albert. When it comes to football, you're a jerk ....heck when it comes to just about anything else, you're still a jerk - guess that's something that's a personality flaw you can't escape

Posted by: whelms1 | June 23, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

how about he justs sends the money back and stays the heck away. we don't need him and most people I know really can't stand the jerk - nobody likes you here Albert. When it comes to football, you're a jerk ....heck when it comes to just about anything else, you're still a jerk - guess that's something that's a personality flaw you can't escape

Posted by: whelms1 | June 23, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

2. And this -- borrowed from Frak -- nothing is over until Fat Albert sings

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 23, 2010 1:03 PM |

Good to see that you have foresworn plagiarizing other posters, at least in this case. Although "Fat Albert singing" is exactly witty enough for most to consider plagiarizing.

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Dump this TUB OF LARD!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: raca1234 | June 23, 2010 3:15 PM |

Also

Dump ths LUMP OF TARD!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

In the real world he'd be unemployed with no one willing to even look at him for employement.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 23, 2010 3:07 PM |

In Hollywood he would be the toast of the town.

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

AH has a future with the redskins, if he plays in a 3-4, if he get along with his teamates, if he can handle coaching on a professional level, if he can come into training camp in shape, if can settle all his off the field issues and responsibilities, if Shanny and Allen can forget all the passive aggressive behavior, if Dan Snyder can be persuaded that AH is a good employee, if AH becomes a selfless team first individual. Other than those few if's AH will be one of the very best that ever played in a redskin uni.

Posted by: sthai75 | June 23, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

dust blown away in the wind....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 23, 2010 2:37 PM |

Did someone say dust in the wind?

Signed,

Kansas

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I guess I'm a troll then...lol

Posted by: 4thFloor | June 23, 2010 1:27 PM |

Are you a drive-by troll?

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Welp, ya did it, Black Bag. You killed the blog. Nice job... [ :-|

...jk.

Posted by: DikShuttle | June 23, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

everyone go over to the bog to see a pic of vinny discreetly giving Shanahan the bird on alumni day...good stuff

Posted by: ae3td | June 23, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Teams don't always honor contracts (trades, cuts, etc).

Posted by: TheMeccaHowardU
Teams ALWAYS honor contracts. The NFLPA is there to enforce that. A trade is in no way a breach of contract. The team that receives the player in trade is obligated to honor the same contract that the player signed, or re-negotiate a new contract with the player. The player is in no way required to re-negotiate. Rules for trades are all strictly stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and all players and teams must abide by those rules.

There is no contract that says a player can't be cut. Players who sign contracts with guaranteed saleries MUST be paid according to those guarantees even if they are cut. In fact, the Redkins would have had to pay Albert for this year AND next year if they cut him, but Albert voided that guarantee by skipping the manditory minicamp.

Posted by: kaasmaster | June 23, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

...and of course by "attending" training camp he means he will be sitting in the locker room eating potato chips and oreos. A promise from Haynesworth is worth less than the amount of time you invested to read it.

I wonder if ol' fatty is releasing this statement because he is feeling pressure from the fact that the entirety of western civilization is calling him a POS.?

Why does that doosh even bother to make promises now that everyone thinks he is a two-face low life?

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | June 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The only sport Albert Haynes-Girth is in shape for is The Beer Barrel Main Event Charity Burger eating challenge which weighs in at 123 pounds.

I think the fat bassttarrd downed a 4-pack.

Let's pass the hat for whoever is willing to roll up on the back of one of his ankles...Anrdre Waters style!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | June 23, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Two dudes on game 118 in the 6th set at Wimbledon. Wow.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | June 23, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

In the real world he'd be unemployed with no one willing to even look at him for employement.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 23, 2010 3:07 PM |

In Hollywood he would be the toast of the town.

Posted by: BlackBagOps | June 23, 2010 3:34 PM

That's because Hollywood, drama, and liar are synonymous. An actor is nothing but a professional liar always involved in drama.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | June 23, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

RE:"Two dudes on game 118 in the 6th set at Wimbledon. Wow."

I guess they DO read the Post in DuPont.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | June 23, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

beep... new post.

Posted by: tony325 | June 23, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is the dangling vestige of the previous Redskins regime. Vinny helping Danny build his dream team. He was always one playing card away from the complete set.

We have a player who doesn't want to be here. Management doesn't want Albert here either based on their offer to let him look for another team. The chemistry is bad and probably won't get better.

No team wanted the contract that included $21m in bonus but that has been paid. Expect between now and the start of the season, the Redskins will get a 4th or 5th round draft choice and Albert will be gone.

A lot of Danny Snyder's money will be gone too but the good news is that it happened in the no-salary cap year.

Posted by: chcole8235 | June 23, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

What I mean is that, as a player, say you get hurt or a team finds you to be expendible. Teams have no problem cutting atheletes after theyve taken them for all they're worth. Why shouldnt a player take a team for all theyre worth and capitalize. In this society, being capitalist, we're told to respect corporations and their interests but who is there to protect players. For example, if Terance Austin was to get a career ending injury in minicamp, the 'Skins would have no issue cutting him and he'd only walk away with the small bonus he has. Team screw players, so why is it so different when its the other way around.

@ scampbell1975: And its not good business to burn bridges, but football isn't a normal business. Really, at the end of the day, Dan Snyder and Vinny are at fault for constructing a faulty contract. As a business person, it is in your best interest to take what you can and find loopholes and run with it.

The problem with fans, America, etc is that as a capitalist society, we're always pro-coporations in such situations. Yes, AH is a d!ck, but all he is doing is finding a loophole in the system and making a HUGE capitalization off of it.

Posted by: TheMeccaHowardU | June 23, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Real talk, if you could LEGALLY get a bonus from youre job for even just $10 mill and you could somehow just quit and jus keep the money but leave your co-workers behind with your workload, wouldnt you do it???

Posted by: TheMeccaHowardU | June 23, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

One last thing... Really, AH did NOTHING wrong, until he didn't show up to minicamp.

But he may have a point. The reason why we have Andre Carter in DC is because he sucked in a 3-4 scheme and was disgruntled.

Posted by: TheMeccaHowardU | June 23, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Com'on...

All Fat Boy is doing is posturing so when he gets traded that he doesn't look so bad but it's too late for that.

As someone said above, why would he ask to be traded?

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 23, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

twisi

"I tend to agree with you. I would want him (AH) off the team."


I think we all agree on this.

But maybe the FO feels that a thing of value is a joy to behold.

Our junk in Haynesworth might be some other team's treasure.

So perhaps the prudent thing to do is to hold on to him hoping some other team says, "Why not?" and delivers picks or a player in return for him.

That shrewd line of thinking would explain why the FO was slow to move AH before April 1st: they feel the people who didn't want to pay value before the draft, might return it in the event of injury or some other such issue.

So maybe you hold on to Haynesworth hoping either he shows up ready to play or is sent somewhere else and you get picks in return.

But to cut or release him willy nilly just to make some emotionally fueled point?: I say NO to that.

But I do say let's try to get some treasure for our junk.

Posted by: MistaMoe | June 23, 2010 10:33 AM
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I hate to admit that the FO is handling the AH thing perfectly. As much as I want to be the angry, vengeful, "Oh no you di-ent!" type of fan and have AH tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail, the front office is taking the smarter approach.

We don't release him outright, even for some of the money back. We either wait to see if he shows up to camp ready to play for real or we orchestrate a trade of some sort.

If we control the trade and not release him, we guarantee that he's not going to an NFC East team. The Eagles or the Giants would jump on the chance...they're both 4-3 Ds, too. Think about it...do you want him on a team we play twice every year? Me either.

If he's in camp, in shape, and works it out well enough with his teammates, then play ball and it's on. It won't be the first or last time this scene plays out in pro sports. I just want the best possible team out there to get as many wins as possible this year. I'm sick of us losing and just hope this all ends with high fiving complete strangers who are also wearing their Skins jerseys along side me at some random bar during the Superbowl this year.

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | June 23, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Don't you all feel kind of foolish now? You were taken in by his refusal to play a 3-4, his refusal

Posted by: randysbailin | June 23, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey, who knows... once BigBoy gets back with his team, exchanges a few apologies - man to man - with various people, starts to focus on his JOB for a change...

He might just get sh!t done.

And we know he's not easy to block, fat or not. We could sure be better WITH him than without him.

I think the fines got his attention. I think realizing that he's screwing his own trade prospects got his attention...

I'm hoping it works out. We have a decent team coming together and BigBoy is an asset on Sundays.

It's the REST of the week that causes him problems.

Posted by: Thinker_ | June 23, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

He's gonna show up and realize that no one wants him on the team any more, his locker's been re-assigned and his number 92 is being worn by some pimply-faced free agent from South Dakota State.

Posted by: randysbailin | June 23, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see this guy eat up space, dude's a beast.

Posted by: BMACattack | June 23, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract.

OH REALLY.

YOU TRIED TO ROB US. YOU TURNED YOUR BACK ON THE REDSKINS PLAYERS.

WE ACCEPT YOUR "SMOOTH OVER" AS AN APOLOGY ONLY IF YOU SHOW UP IN SHAPE AND DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD LIKE RAY LEWIS DID - BECOMING DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR FIRST IN A 4-3 AND THEN IN A 3-4.

YOU KNOW NOW MIKE WILL MAKE YOU INACTIVE EVERY SUNDAY UNLESS YOUR MORONIC AGENT GETS THEM THEIR 21 MIL BACK AND A 2ND FOR YOU, THUS YOU ARE WISING UP.

YOU DON'T CONTROL CRAP EXCEPT THE DESTRUCTION OF YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER. YOU AREN'T PLAYING WITH A SLEEP WALKING SNYDER ANYMORE, VINNY, OR ZORN.

YOU BETTER BE IN SHAPE AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT LIKE THE OVERNIGHT ADJUSTMENT PORTIS MADE ONLY BECAUSE HE KNEW HE DIDN'T HAVE THE LEVERAGE ANYMORE THAT HE THOUGHT YOU HAD AH92!

OH, AND AN APOLOGY WOULDN'T HURT EITHER!

Posted by: artsnsportz | June 23, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Just give me my check...

Posted by: ScottChallenger | June 23, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

i predict a hammy coming on..

Posted by: cboyhater | June 23, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

He's a liar and a fraud. I hated it the day they signed him and he has done just about what I expected him to do.... NOTHING!

Posted by: Hornet77 | June 23, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I ALMOST FORGOT.

ALL THE NFL PLAYERS ARE PISSED OFF AT YOU AFFECTING THEIR MONEY WITH YOUR SELFISH IGNORANT ACTIONS AS THE CBA IS BEING WORKED ON! YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL TIMING. FIRE YOUR AGENT, ALBERT!

Posted by: artsnsportz | June 23, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Michael Strahan and Donovan McNabb said it best, "the redskins are a better team with Haynesworth." I don't really care about harmony in the locker room. If I wanted that i would be a broncos fan. I just want someone to stop barber in his tracks on a third and 1 against dallas in week 1.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | June 23, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Whoever says the Skins should cut or release Albert Haynesworth is on PCP...

You just paid the man 21 million three weeks ago. No way in hell you let him walk with nothing in return. You have to hope he's in shape and plays football. If not, let his azz rot on the bench, but don't let him go for nothing!

Posted by: rickyroge | June 23, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I suspect that if you hooked Haslett up to a lie detector test he'd trigger a "fail" response if he said that Haynesworth won't be his starting DE on opening day.

Posted by: coparker5 | June 23, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

C`Mon in Big Al! Please don`t make me look like a fool for being so happy when they signed you! C`Mon in and be the beast that I know you can be! BTW,F-ck Dallas and also a big F-ck T.O.!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | June 23, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

hessone, Where ya at?

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | June 23, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

"hessone, Where ya at?"

He jumped off of the wagon. ;)

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 23, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

We're still looking for a cure for cancer, other than radiation/chemo and cutting out the source of the cancer. We will NEVER find a cure for narcissism. Except for removing the I in team, and since there's no I in team, he needs to be cut out of the team. Locker room and the court of public opinion are already poisoned. Is his behavior, with all of the charges and suits pending, enough to have him punished by Mr. Goodell? Why shouldn't it be? It gives the team AND the league a huge black eye for even tolerating such behavior.

Posted by: msuic76 | June 23, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Of course we beleive you al one thing i can't beleive is that you don't have enough to pay for that house.
Here's the deal do you realize Skins fans because they are a class act would upon an apology which is long since owed and a change in work habits you would be back in the good graces of the greatest fans in the NFL. Just stop whining grow up and realize how much money has been given to date. You owe us Man that's the bottom line. If you become a real Redskin which you are not at the moment fans here will treat you very,very well just get on the Bus and play your ass off maybe if you play hard and make a deal with the staff you can move to the position you desire right now your killing us. Please wake up play your butt off and win. I think I see a great football team real soon. We will love you back if you join the team. I know I would. Are you coming to camp for the money or to become a star? Good Luck

Posted by: southportwave | June 23, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse


Oh my !

Posted by: hessone | June 23, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I hope they can get a deal in place to get rid of this guy before camp. He is not a team player and will hurt the skins everyday he is there.

Posted by: skins91r | June 23, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

If we can't get rid of him before the season starts I say we should take away the number 92 and make him number 01. Then sit his big dumb prosterior on the bench. Let the fans throw Danny's warm 8 dollar beers at him.

Posted by: Howsthathopeandchangeworkingforyou | June 23, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I believe that statement is what you call "Lawyerspeak."

Posted by: skinswitabullet | June 23, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

To all of you who are jumping all over AH, it is probably, in most respects, justified. But where are you hypocrites when these crooked-arse owners transgress? Which is everyday, all day, offseason, in-season, Xmas, Hallowen, Easter, 4th of July, Earth Day, Flag Day, Secretaries Day, etc.,--e.g. financial exploitation of their fans (exhorborant ticket, concession & paraphenalia prices, etc.). Right or wrong, I'm glad to see AH take a stand against these legal criminals, and not engage in the yes-man attitudes of you morons. Because of the physical condition that pro football players should expect to be in after their careers are over, they should be asking for 500 million $$s each season. The fat-cat owners are making a killing, finacially, off these people. And what further certifies your hypocrisy is the fact that you all will be yelling, screaming, and slobbering all over yourselves when AH wrecks havoc like he did in TN. CLOWNS!!!

Posted by: stanmose | June 23, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

To everyone who makes the argument that "the Redskins Promised he'd play in a 4-3", Can you really hear management trying to attract a top notch coach and telling him "oh, but you have to play a 4-3 because we told Albert he could."

Part of the business is regime change!

Posted by: skinswitabullet | June 23, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

To everyone who makes the argument that "the Redskins Promised he'd play in a 4-3", Can you really hear management trying to attract a top notch coach and telling him "oh, but you have to play a 4-3 because we told Albert he could."

Part of the business is regime change!

Posted by: skinswitabullet | June 23, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

So AH has missed a minicamp, big deal. He will be shown to be a good acquisition when he jams up the middle and pulls some sacks when he's playing end this season.

Redskins fans have a tendency of throwing free agent acquisitions under the bus at drop of the hat. That's why Jason Taylor said he'd had enough, and returned to Miami.

Lloyd, Bruce Smith, Carrier, Stubblefield, Jeff George, Sanders, Archuleta, the list goes on and on, all arrived with enormous potential, all were in the doghouse their first season.

Cerrato was a good GM, I wonder how long it will be before the fans turn on Allen and he becomes the new whipping boy.

Posted by: guruvinny | June 24, 2010 1:29 AM | Report abuse

YES HE IS A LIAR.

Liar's cannot be depended upon...don't play him,don't trade him,don't speak to him...he will become an * in football history.

Posted by: petebowling1 | June 24, 2010 1:49 AM | Report abuse

Show up and show off Al. Cause right now you're Fat Albert playing childhood games and whinning about your contract, responsiblities and what was promised. Grow up so I can call ya Big Al and accept that responsibilites change often in life especially with your job.

Posted by: Bogus3 | June 24, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

diesel_skins_ - who's balls are you licking?

Posted by: ahashburn | June 24, 2010 4:33 AM | Report abuse

the only way he keeps his money is by attending training camp etc. otherwise the 'skins can legally go after the bonus money... big al called the nflpa to verify how to keep it...

Posted by: justabill | June 24, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

Bet he shows up weighing 400 pounds....of fat gristle......hey, hey, hey!!!

Posted by: nowhine | June 24, 2010 7:15 AM | Report abuse

I like Haynesworth, he had four sacks last year. That's three more than the team had a year before but i guess many of you were out drinking or you would have known that.

Why don't you put the blame on the person who really deserve it SNYDER!

Naw it's easy to pick on the big guy.
Unlike the drones that work for Snyder he's a breath of fresh air.
Truth is was not for him the defense really would have stunk last year.
Skins have no CB, LB are weak and the line well outside of Haynesworth is a piece of crap.
I've already made a bet that Shanahan will be gone in two years.

Posted by: shamken | June 24, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Didn't fat Albert say that it was always his intention to report to mini camp?? That it was always his intention to report for the REQUIRED events, but not the voluntary ones?? Does AH have a spilt personality issue??

Posted by: Ireland2 | June 24, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

I don't think the impasse is entirely Haynesworth's fault. Because it's a fact that playing him at nose tackle makes no sense at all from the standpoint of the effective utilization of player talent. So, why are Shanahan and Haslett putting so much emphasis in public on the "need" for the man to play nose tackle? And if they really wanted to use the man's talents to the Redskins' best advatage, why wouldn't they be talking a lot more about his role as a DE in a 3-4, or as a DT when they go to a 4-3 on passing downs? The thing looks a lot like some sort of immature, "I'm the boss, so FU", dick waving contest. Inevitable, that kind of crap will lead to disgruntlements and conflicts, especially when dealing with adults. I'd hoped that a coach with Mike Shanahan's experience would know better than to even let something like that develope, much less to keep fueling the fire. And unless the Redskins management decided back in the beginning of the year that they simply don't want Haynesworth on the team, common sense makes me question just how mature and ingenious Mike Shanahan really is, himself!

Posted by: Doowadiddy | June 24, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Nice.

Posted by: DJO1 | June 24, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

the only way he keeps his money is by attending training camp etc. otherwise the 'skins can legally go after the bonus money... big al called the nflpa to verify how to keep it...

Posted by: justabill | June 24, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

I think you're on point. The statement that's attributed to AH sounds suspiciously like it was written by a lawyer.

Posted by: randysbailin | June 24, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

AH !@ Minicamp == molehill to mountain

Posted by: WorstSeat | June 24, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

DOWADIDDY..
Your blog was the dumbest thing I have read in a long time. If you let each player tell the coach that he only wanted to play where he wanted to...you would have a mess. ALSO
you can`t allow one player to do so..and expect the other 51 to conform to a different set of rules.
THE IDEA IS WINNING FOOTBALL GAMES..THEY WON 4 LAST YEAR AND FAT ALBERT PLAYED IN 12 GAMES. NO PLAYER HAS SIDED WITH HIM..WHY are you? I mean no one in the NFL.
The last mini camp was mandatory...he was a no show..and it cost him guarranteed money.
He is coming to camp because his agent reminded him about what he lost by not showing up in shorts for 2 days.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | June 24, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse


I repeat, oh my!

Posted by: hessone | June 24, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

This has to be a record for the number of times you can recycle the SAME story. PLEASE STOP!

Posted by: wisdom80 | June 24, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

AH !@ Minicamp == molehill to mountain

Posted by: WorstSeat | June 24, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Whadup hess, We missed you yesterday!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | June 24, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

He will be back on the banwagon when the Redskins win 10 games this year!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | June 24, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Sorry what I meant to say is BANDWAGON! I went to bed early last night and missed ya hess.

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | June 24, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth at camp? What? Did somebody add an all-you-can-eat buffet to training camp?

Posted by: lp_lodestar | June 24, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

wow its albert haynesworth part 2

THE RETURN OF THE FAT BASTARD

Posted by: ecartola | June 28, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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