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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Redskins suspend Albert Haynesworth for the rest of the season

By Washington Post editors

The Redskins have suspended defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth without pay for the next four games for "conduct detrimental to the club."

Coach Mike Shanahan said Haynesworth had informed him Monday, through General Manager Bruce Allen, that he would no longer speak with Shanahan.

Stay tuned to this blog for much more.

By Washington Post editors  | December 7, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Comments

NICE!!!!

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 7, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Albert suspended himself. FYI, we will be picking in the top 10 again next season.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 7, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

About time!!!

Posted by: tnand | December 7, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

you can't make this stuff up....serenity now...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 7, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

This should end up following the same path TO took out of Philly…..Haynesworth will end up getting cut/released/whatever, with no “trade value” whatsoever. Then he’ll end up playing for some other team for somewhat decent money and will be productive for a few more years. The only real difference being that TO , while a head case, actually seems to strive to be the best player he can be.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 7, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

typical punk move by punk haynesworth.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | December 7, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like ShanAllenHan working towards recoupment of some money for breach of contract.

Sick 'em boy!

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 7, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the union will appeal it, although they should just look the other way on this. AH doesn't want to be here so this way he gets the rest of teh year off and next season he is somewhere else. I'm also guessing that if the Skins kept him active and played him, he would probably find a way to say he got 'really injured bad' so that he can file an injury settlement claim as well against the team.

Posted by: bbmcoachk | December 7, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

with unemployment so high and being paid a great living he sure has some nerve. What a spoiled brat. i thought they should have released him last spring. he is very immature. that being said the 3/4 has been a disaster.

Posted by: pkme | December 7, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, Beantown. You can't make this stuff up! But it sure did make my day.

Posted by: rossdale37 | December 7, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Ok, that ship has sailed. Now let's see how good the O-line blocks, the receivers can catch the ball with out hearing footstep & dropping the ball. The players on defense can hold & make a tackle. An finally, Mc Hasbeen, can drop back with out falling down or fumbling the ball without being touch !! GOOD LUCK !!!

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | December 7, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Good you fat F*CK! Bye bye...

Posted by: gixxer998 | December 7, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse


Maybe Haynesworth will have a massive fatal heart attack this offseason, making the world a better place.

Posted by: kenk33 | December 7, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Conduct detrimental to the team:

Missed blocks
Dropped passes
Blown coverage
Whiffed tackles
Bad play calling

I ask you...over the last 3 weeks, who could we NOT suspend?

Posted by: 20yrskinfan | December 7, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is just a bum. What an idiot. Doesn't he realize that everyone in the league is watching and that no one is going to want to put up with his crap?

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 7, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

At least this drama has finally ended. They still get no picks for him, but should get $$ back.

Posted by: TWISI | December 7, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Man what a week...

Wilbon first
Haynesworth second

Now If I could get my ex-wife to move to another continent, it would be a perfect week

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 7, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Haynes-Girth gets "Keyshawn'd"

Perfection


Now we will learn that the Skins have had a team of lawyers preparing a case to slap Shamesworth with that will be successful in recovering his signing bonuses.

I can't wait to see a broke and broken Haney begging to get back into the league and offering to run laps all day and play in a 3-4.

The fried chickens are coming home to roost Haney. Call your attorney and get ready to file for bankruptcy.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Like many, I am sick and tired of this clown. But..he is getting good advice from someone. A four game suspension for refusing to talk with the coach?

Haynesworth wanted out - now he does not have to sit on a beach rather than a bench. In the end, Big Al wins and some idiotic team will hire him next year.

Posted by: ered1 | December 7, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

trade the tub o'lard to an AFC team end of season. Piece of sh*te. Not fit to tie London's boots.

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | December 7, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

This has made my day.

Posted by: hoder | December 7, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

why did it take this long????????

Posted by: tiredrdsknfan | December 7, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Haynesworth will have a massive fatal heart attack this offseason, making the world a better place.

Posted by: kenk33

Or maybe YOU will...that was just nasty.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 7, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Ok, one fall guy down. Let's see how this will contribute to the team's success at protecting any Quarterback. WTF!

Posted by: cymp65 | December 7, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins are a joke. A coaches/organizations job is to bring the best out of their players and the Redskins NEVER DO THIS! Sure haynesworth is a problem but what star isn't?

With Albert NOT on the field the rest of the team and coaching staff was HUMILIATED by the Gmen. The answer this staff has is let's lay it all on Albert's feet and that sounds like SPIN control that this TERRIBLE organization trys and fails out every year.

Seriously, stop giving any money to this team and find a new one. most of you don't live in DC anyway so why are you compelled to root for this monster owner and his joke of his franchise.

If anything the fans should boycott the last four games and request a refund for the terrible product put on the field for the Past 12 years

Posted by: jdb70 | December 7, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Of course they will pay him. That is why they have a union. These are just the last gasps of the Redskins trying to retain some dignity as they part ways with him. Not speaking to a coach does not even come close to any reason for a player not to be paid. May make the Redskins and Albert haters feel good briefly, but quietly when you are not looking, they will pay him.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Haynes-Girth gets "Keyshawn'd"

Perfection


Now we will learn that the Skins have had a team of lawyers preparing a case to slap Shamesworth with that will be successful in recovering his signing bonuses.

I can't wait to see a broke and broken Haney begging to get back into the league and offering to run laps all day and play in a 3-4.

The fried chickens are coming home to roost Haney. Call your attorney and get ready to file for bankruptcy.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey hey hey ... now he can go play buck buck.

Posted by: mitlen | December 7, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Solves nothing....

Posted by: Stu27 | December 7, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

About freakin' time! Shanny is sending the message loud and clear. He wants troops in the trenches, not narcissistic, egocentric a$$ hats like Shamesworth.

Posted by: bg1fan1 | December 7, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

jdb70,

wow...just wow

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 7, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

You can't fill in the holes on this team with a bunch of Perry Rileys and Selvish Capers.

I understand.

But if you consider we've gone 4-12 back to back and might finish 6-10, you have to explain to me how what I propose is so radical.

And, what, we are going to add a slew of big FA name types and go 11-5 next year?

Sure.

I believe that.

What I say means you get younger, develop a new core, and use your improved draft position to build accordingly.

Then, once you've rebuilt your front lines, and groomed your new starter at q-b, you use FA to supplement.

I don't see what's wrong with that.

The jets are in the middle of doing that very same thing now.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 7, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Stay tuned to this blog for much more info as we're able to cut and paste it from ESPN, PFT, and other reputable news outlets.

By Washington Post editors | December 7, 2010; 12:30 PM ET

There...fixed it for ya.

Just as I was about to give RI a big "atta boy" for breaking this news, I saw PFT had it up a minute earlier and that the Redskins sent out a release with this announcement...meaning Reid simply typed what he got off the fax machine...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 7, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth said he wasn't talking to the coach anymore...send him home! Yay! Gee, now Wilbon won't get to write a column defending Haynesworth! Yah! As one guy said, it is a real reason to celebrate!

Posted by: steven7753 | December 7, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

But what are we going to read about the last 4 weeks?

Posted by: Scoonie97 | December 7, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

About freakin' time! Shanny is sending the message loud and clear. He wants troops in the trenches, not narcissistic, egocentric a$$ hats like Shamesworth.

Posted by: bg1fan1 | December 7, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

On the down side, with Haynesworth leaving town, how is the nightclub industry in D.C. going to survive?

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 7, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

More time for cheeseburgers heh Haynesworth?

Posted by: UnknownHenson | December 7, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Man what a week...

Wilbon first
Haynesworth second

Now If I could get my ex-wife to move to another continent, it would be a perfect week

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 7, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Cheyenne -- I share your joy, but the problem now is that Wilbon will rise from the grave to write a guest column blaming all of this on AH's race, just as his last (we hope) column was so focused on race.

Good luck with the ex.

Posted by: foozler | December 7, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that all this teams problems revolve around Albert Haynesworth?

The biggest problem is this team is sorry. there is always some scapegoat!!! Last year, the problem was Jason Campbell. JC is doing fine in Oakland. the problem is this TEAM is SORRY!!!!

Posted by: oknow1 | December 7, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I figured that's what they were setting up going all the way back to the mini-camp debacle. Every time they can suspend him for "conduct detrimental" they can attempt to recoup more of the signing bonus.

I was a little surprised he hasn't been suspended until now...

Posted by: clb_in_md | December 7, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Man what a week...

Wilbon first
Haynesworth second

Now If I could get my ex-wife to move to another continent, it would be a perfect week

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 7, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Cheyenne -- I share your joy, but the problem now is that Wilbon will rise from the grave to write a guest column blaming all of this on AH's race, just as his last (we hope) column was so focused on race.

Good luck with the ex.

Posted by: foozler | December 7, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I have been a Redskins fan for 50 years. Thank you, Redskins, for taking this action. I am sick of so-called "professional" athletes who are handed millions of dollars to perform a "job" acting like they are doing everyone a big favor to just show up at a game, participate in about 20 plays, and then complain like spoiled brats if anyone criticizes them for acting like prima donnas. Get rid of him!!!!!!!

Posted by: johnbrizzi | December 7, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Great. Wonderful. Can we get back to the fact that Shanahan ruined the defense?

Posted by: loux24 | December 7, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

He's fast, and thorough / And sharp as a tack / He's playing / With his jewelery / He's putting up his hair.... He's touring the facilities, and picking up slack...

Posted by: chop1 | December 7, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

It'll be a lot cheaper to pay lawyers to prosecute the breach of contract case than to pay Albert the rest of his contract. What a dumbass.

Posted by: pundito | December 7, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Cool!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 7, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Good!! I'm no fan of the Redskins, but I despise laziness and arrogance. Haynesworth needs to be taught he not the second coming. Hopefully this humbles him some.

Posted by: brandip_77 | December 7, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Kenk33, to wish someone dead is a terrible thing!! How would you feel is someone wished your mama dead? You people on here are sick sick sick I will pray for you!!

Posted by: MsSexy4Life | December 7, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: CommonSenseDude

Haynesworth is just a bum. What an idiot. Doesn't he realize that everyone in the league is watching and that no one is going to want to put up with his crap?-
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You think Haynesworth cares what the league thinks? C'mon, he's a very, very wealthy man.

Posted by: katedog | December 7, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

and I thought my family was dysfunctional!!!

Posted by: olneyguy | December 7, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

It's about time! Geez.

Posted by: sammyliz01 | December 7, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

It is SAD that the Redskins are actually trying to pass this on and blame Haynesworth. Com'on, we really know this is bigger than Haynesworth himself, the team is terrible because of the ego of the coaches. This was a issue since before the season and I completely blame the coach for that! Haynesworth stated exactly that he didn't want to play and knew he could not be successful in the 3/4 defense, but as usual we force feed players because they took the money, remember he never signed for 3/4. he signed for 4/3. Besides we have major problems regarding personnel that fit this type of defense. it is time to wake up and stop riding this guy, he just wants to play. The Redskins have really dropped the ball on this one and have no one to blame but themselves on this. I refuse to even buy another game, I have been a fan all my life and this is ridiculous to be wasting time on this. Watching the game Sunday, clearly shows that Albert H. was not the factor, I am sorry, I do not buy that excuse. This team is terrible in many ways and a real football people need to come in and make a difference. Albert had some things wrong, but the Redskins did a hell of a lot wrong just the same. It is SAD how we forget!

Looking for another team to pull, because we may not be out mathematically, but com'on and be real...most of the players are collecting a check and that is it.

Amazing how other teams make the best out of players and we just can't get it right!

Just plain sad!

Posted by: flashjr2000 | December 7, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Of course they will pay him. That is why they have a union. These are just the last gasps of the Redskins trying to retain some dignity as they part ways with him. Not speaking to a coach does not even come close to any reason for a player not to be paid. May make the Redskins and Albert haters feel good briefly, but quietly when you are not looking, they will pay him.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 12:45 PM |

Rick, you're not just off, you're in a different galaxy.

No, they do NOT just have to pay him and the union even wants no part in protecting a guy like Haynesworth.

There are clauses in every contract that offer essentially a CYA. Danny has - if he's smart - which he is - a legal team working to meet the requirements to trigger those 'outs'. This is no effort to keep him from earning a salary, rather, this is the prelude to a major 'breach of contract' case against Haney.

You know the union has PR issues too. You really see the union backing Haney after what he's done?

Seriously?

Oh yeah....no.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Good first step. Now suspend the Shannahan's and especially Haslett from the Skins for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: DodgerDog | December 7, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I hope the team can cut him and not owe a dime. JR, didn't you just quit the post?

Posted by: ozpunk | December 7, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Haynesworth will have a massive fatal heart attack this offseason, making the world a better place.

Posted by: kenk33

Really, guy? A heart attack? Yeah, Hyanesworth is a protruding deuchebag for just wasting his talents because he couldn't get his way, but to wish a heart attack on the guy is a bit much and totally uncalled for.


See, that's the problem with "fanatics" such as yourself. Your perspective of the world is so misguided, or maybe you just lack substance in your everyday life you mix reality with a kids game. Doing as such will make you commit stupid and irrational actions like wishing death to a man because he wasn't a team player on your favorite football team.

Or intentionally vomiting on a little girl at a game.

But continue to wish that Haynesworth were dead because if it makes your life that much more wholesome.


Pathetic.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 7, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the Redskins are having a "stellar" season. Haynesworth is the cause for this dismal season. I bet Virginia Tech could kick their butts. Suspend Bil Albert Haynesworth and see if it will help.

Posted by: jms3rd | December 7, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Big picture folks. As long as DAN SNYDER runs the team, there will be more Albert Haynesworths. Count on it.

Posted by: katedog | December 7, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Sweet! After we get through the legal jiu jitsu he will be gone. However, now we need to address how the defense overall is being handled. I would like to see a younger faster defense with a panoply of defensive set ups, instead of this commitment to the 3-4.

Redskins need more naive talent instead of these overprived fantasy football over the hill free agents and veterans.

This is going to be long rebuild process.

Posted by: wittginstein | December 7, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Of course they will pay him. That is why they have a union. These are just the last gasps of the Redskins trying to retain some dignity as they part ways with him. Not speaking to a coach does not even come close to any reason for a player not to be paid. May make the Redskins and Albert haters feel good briefly, but quietly when you are not looking, they will pay him.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 12:45 PM |

Rick, you're not just off, you're in a different galaxy.

No, they do NOT just have to pay him and the union even wants no part in protecting a guy like Haynesworth.

There are clauses in every contract that offer essentially a CYA. Danny has - if he's smart - which he is - a legal team working to meet the requirements to trigger those 'outs'. This is no effort to keep him from earning a salary, rather, this is the prelude to a major 'breach of contract' case against Haney.

You know the union has PR issues too. You really see the union backing Haney after what he's done?

Seriously?

Oh yeah....no.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

Not big name FAs but younger unheralded character guys that have never made the pro bowl and fit this system. That along with drafting the right guys will work.

Posted by: bangkokben | December 7, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Our defense was FAR better WITH diva, screw-loose Haynesworth. Not a banner day for the franchise.

Posted by: belly_kilmer | December 7, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Finally the skins realize Albert is poisonous. Can they suspend Snyder also for the same reason?

Posted by: 1observer | December 7, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Suspended without pay? There goes a whole slew of DC-area McDonald's.

Posted by: glazer68 | December 7, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Seems like getting $$ back was the primary focus, not getting a draft pick. Wonder who gave that directive?

Posted by: TWISI | December 7, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the Redskins have many problems and they should solve them one step at a time. And maybe doing this to Albert Haynesworth is a good first step. Shanahan did not hire Haynesworth and therefore has less loyalty and tolerance for him. The question now is what the Redskins will do on the defensive line. I don't think that removing Shanahan and his staff would be good for the team- we need some longevity to see the chances through. I had hoped for a 8-8 season this year. But now I am not so sure.

Posted by: Larry66 | December 7, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"This should end up following the same path TO took out of Philly…..Haynesworth will end up getting cut/released/whatever, with no “trade value” whatsoever. Then he’ll end up playing for some other team for somewhat decent money and will be productive for a few more years. The only real difference being that TO , while a head case, actually seems to strive to be the best player he can be."
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You are wrong. T.O....got his money after going to arbitration. Which is what Albert will do. Same thing happened with Keyshawn. They all ended up getting paid anyway. T.O. ended up with a four year 25 million dollar deal with the Cowboys. The Eagles never recovered. hey were in the playoffs I think once after his departure and never made it back to the Super Bowl. He ended up making more money there than in Philly and the irony was he replaced Keyshawn. So....Albert will get paid and plenty of teams will pick him up. I hope he goes somewhere and kicked the Skins in the teeth. Shanahan is nothing but garbage!! The Skins are losers here. They are going to lose a lot of fans and the stadium will be empty for the next four games. Not because of Albert but because of the bad taste in everybody's mouth about the so-called "adults" now running things. They could have fooled me.

Posted by: kentonsmith | December 7, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Great. Wonderful. Can we get back to the fact that Shanahan ruined the defense?

Posted by: loux24

*Cue the Czabe bell*

Said it all without saying much at all. Couldn't agree more. Post of the day!

Posted by: RedDMV | December 7, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I would hope in the future Snyder does a better job of negotiating terms so that players actually have to put in a good faith effort of performance.

If Snyder were a man, he would refuse to pay any remaining payments and make Albert go through the courts to get his money he didn't earn.

Posted by: asdf9876 | December 7, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

The suspension is long overdue and clearly in the best interests of both the team and its fans. In hindsight, however, it would have been best for the Skins to have released Albert Haynesworth long before the situation got this bad.

Posted by: jjlc125 | December 7, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Haynie needs to be introduced to Dexter Morgan. I'm glad he'll never wear the BnG again.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 7, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

TOO LATE. They should have traded before the draft when they had the chance. Everyone with half a brain knew this was a train wreck...and just watch...the Redskins will sign Vincent Jackson in the off-season. It will happen and will be another huge mistake.

Posted by: Aerowaz | December 7, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I knew this was coming. He'll be a Titan again.

Posted by: Insert_Name_Here | December 7, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

"Seems like getting $$ back was the primary focus, not getting a draft pick. Wonder who gave that directive?"
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Not so fast. Remember Terrell Owens took the Eagles to arbitration and won. Albert will do the same thing. This is just management forcing Albert to do what he has to do via the union. There is already a legal precedent for cases like this. I don't even know why the Skins are wasting their time.

I hope Washington fires the entire coaching staff at the end of the season. Wishful thinking on my part.

Posted by: kentonsmith | December 7, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 1:01 PM |

There are clauses in every contract that offer essentially a CYA. Danny has - if he's smart - which he is - a legal team working to meet the requirements to trigger those 'outs'. This is no effort to keep him from earning a salary, rather, this is the prelude to a major 'breach of contract' case against Haney.

You know the union has PR issues too. You really see the union backing Haney after what he's done?

Seriously?

Oh yeah....no.

Even Sprewell who choked his coach got his money back. In almost every single case, the player has gotten the money back. The only case I can think of was the Gilbert Arenas case where he specifically asked the union not to appeal. Ask anyone in the sport legal field, they will tell you not paying a player is a mission impossible. You can try but as proven in countless precedents, you will ultimately pay the player. Not speculating. Facts. Even the moral clause in most contracts have very rarely ever succeeded.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

This certainly isn't going to help the Skins win any more games this season, but I have to commend Shanahan on the "team first" decision. This is undoubtedly the best thing for this team -- Haynesworth is a problem that can only hurt his team. All he wants to do is make big plays and expects the rest of the team to help him do that. He doesn't care about winning games.

The Skins have a lot of work to do on defense though and this doesn't make it easier...

Posted by: unclelonghair | December 7, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

One man cannot \ should not be blamed for all that is wrong with this team. The AH situation was mishandled from the beginning of training camp. The switch to a 3 - 4 has been a complete failure. The O line has not come together as hoped. The team is too old, lacks speed and or quickness and they need to take the next two - three years to get younger and hopefully better. I used to believe in Big Mike but now he has to show me he has a clue.

Posted by: larue58 | December 7, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth is just another "Dee-Bo". I think Craig, Smokey, Red and Ezelle should jump him and get back Danny's gold chain.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Snyder should have donated that 40 million to charity and done something worthwhile. Giving it to Fat Al is like flushing it down the crapper.......What an incredible waste.

Posted by: Riggo2 | December 7, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

"So long, haters. I'm taking my talents to Cheeseburger Cheeseburger."

- Big A.

Posted by: CommonSenseDude | December 7, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Even Sprewell who choked his coach got his money back. In almost every single case, the player has gotten the money back. The only case I can think of was the Gilbert Arenas case where he specifically asked the union not to appeal. Ask anyone in the sport legal field, they will tell you not paying a player is a mission impossible. You can try but as proven in countless precedents, you will ultimately pay the player. Not speculating. Facts. Even the moral clause in most contracts have very rarely ever succeeded.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 1:15 PM |

Rick, I'm sorry but you're not even close with your analogy efforts.

Sprewell PLAYED, thereby fulfilling his contractual obligations. There was an assault obviously which gave just cause for his team to dump him but not to seek to recover monies paid due to breach of contractual obligations.

Sadly, choking your coach weighs less than not fulfilling the services agreed to within said contract.

You'll see.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Move along. Nothing more to see here.

Now back to your regularly scheduled issues facing the Redskins, already in progress. Darn it, a re run again.

Posted by: splitbill | December 7, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Well, flashjr2000, at least someone on here isn't a moron; Shanahan is washed up (and has been for years now), and Allen is a lot of things, but a legit GM he is not. Snyder must recognize that abdicating responsibility is not the same as 'fixing' the issue. You must hire a real GM (e.g., Ozzie Newsome, Bill Polian, or whoever the heck the Giants' GM is; yeah I know you can't get those guys, but every great captain has a capable lieutenant), and then the GM must hire a coach who is equipped to win in the modern NFL, (see Harbaugh in Baltimore, or Mike Tomlin in Pittsburg). I wish I could save these comments in a bottle, because no doubt I'll get blasted (like I give a crap), but I know the Shanahan experiment will be an epic failure, and anyone who praises this jacka-- for essentially firing the best (read: only) defensive lineman on this team 'to teach that boy who's boss' is as big an idiot as Shanahan is. I'm waiting for the day Shanahan gets canned (next season around this time) when folks will be choking on their bile as they write frantically about how stupid Shanahan was and blah, blah, blah... This leprachan's ego is out of control. First, cut Devin Thomas for 'lifting too much weights' (and then watch as this athlete punishes your team on special temas -- after a week of practice; wait 'til next season when he's learned the offense and starts to crush you as a receiver), next bench McNabb (in humiliating fashion) and imply that he is a fat, lazy, dope -- NICE. Now, dump your best D-Lineman for not marching in line and kissing your behind? This dude is 100% ego and 0% brains. You'll see!

Posted by: guisher | December 7, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Ask anyone in the sport legal field, they will tell you not paying a player is a mission impossible.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 1:15 PM |

Rick, year one of law school: Contracts.

Contracts are contracts whether they deal with sports or smoking fools/owning chumps.

You're also mistaken about the Skins "paying". They already paid and trust me, Haney aint worried about his salary. It's the 35+ million worth of bonus money he already has.

I'm not saying it's going to be easy but they have a hell of a shot due to the utter audacity on the part of Haney as well as his comments, public and private, that essentially prove he willingly and knowingly breached his contract which involved signing bonuses paid.

Like I said, you'll see and I don't know what will come of this, but I know exactly what I'm talking about and I promise you that Snyder's attorneys are a lot smarter than me - which means they are light years smarter than you.

Book that sh*t.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least the fat load can go party now, without having to make a tough "decision".

HAIL!

SRSLY, I lol'ed heartily when i read this....

Posted by: opinionatedinfairfax | December 7, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Haynesworth will have a massive fatal heart attack this offseason, making the world a better place.

Posted by: kenk33

Or maybe YOU will...that was just nasty.

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Yes, as much as I hate the guys attitude and work ethic or lack there of, to wish death on him is pretty extreme!!

Posted by: Angryman | December 7, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

What bunch of Fu**ing idiots we have runing this team. The playoff is not happening let the guy play and do what he wants. Hopefully he dominates and next year trade his ass for hopefully a 2nd or 3rd pick. Not letting him play we not going to get s**t in return.

Posted by: Jmel1 | December 7, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 1:23 PM |

Rick, I'm sorry but you're not even close with your analogy efforts.

Sprewell PLAYED, thereby fulfilling his contractual obligations. There was an assault obviously which gave just cause for his team to dump him but not to seek to recover monies paid due to breach of contractual obligations.

Sadly, choking your coach weighs less than not fulfilling the services agreed to within said contract.

You'll see.


Not to beat a dead horse here, but you are wrong. Golden State Warriors voided the rest of his contract. About $24 million. He won in arbitration and got most of his money back. It is easier to find cases of players whose contracts were voided winning their money back than finding cases of players NOT getting their money back. As I said, it is one of the toughest things for a team to do. There is a reason why the bar is set so high; it is to prevent teams from using frivolous reasons to not pay players. Because teams know how difficult it is to win such cases, you rarely ever see teams refusing to pay their players for even the worst behavior of the players.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | December 7, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

You took Haynesworth off our hands....Now would you please help us out by taking Vince Young? We've had a tough few years with punks like Pacman Jones, AH, and VY. Talent without character is useless.

Posted by: tnulta | December 7, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

The worst defense in the NFL.How long has it been that way? I know it is fashionable to support franchise,management and in this case the coach. But has anyone stopped to think that Haynesworth is right and the defense scheme that the skins are playing under is just junk!!!

Posted by: halex8420874 | December 7, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

HEY, HEY, HEY...Fat Albert out 'Dioned' Dion on this one, and we all saw it coming except for "The Munchkin". HEY, HEY, HEY

Posted by: obamanomic | December 7, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

well, listening to 980 Haynesworth stand no chance against he Ssnyder spin machine.

Posted by: oknow1 | December 7, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

RickJohnson21 is absolutely correct - Albert will get his money. Those who say differently have no idea what you are talking about.

Posted by: Aerowaz | December 7, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I would love if the REDSKINS actually took this opportunity to end his career and sit his ass for eternity. Given that the majority of his contract has been paid.....they could easily do it. Also as they totally control his rights and the only way he goes to another team is if he buys his way out and returns 14.6 Million (its in his contract)

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | December 7, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Switching to a 3-4 while adding only Keomatu and Carricker during an uncapped offseason was more detrimental to this year's team than anything Haynesworth did.

Posted by: coparker5 | December 7, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Good!!! I'm SICK of him holding "The Skin's" hostage!!! He has done plenty of NOTHING!!!!

Posted by: lnyk | December 7, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Diehard Redskin Fan for LIFE

Now that the focus if off Haynesworth!!!

What is Kyle Shanahan & Jim Haslett doing???
Let's look at SUSPENDING them!

The responsibilty is on the coaches, they are supposed to make sure the players are ready and I do not see that!

I SAW BAD PLAY CALLING, DROPPED BALLS, MISSED TACKLES, BLOWN COVERAGE,
NO RUNNING GAME. We can barely do the basics anymore.

I want to see a better Team or those Coaches FIRED!!!!!!!


Posted by: webtech46 | December 7, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

And, of course, players don't talk to one another in this league, so free agents will be line up to come play for the Leprachaun next season ... NOT! Did anyone even wonder (or bother to ask) why T.J. Whosyomama (can't spell his last name; he's a WR for the Ravens formerly of the Seahawks), didn't even entertain the idea of playing for the 'Skins? Because around the league it is well know by players (and substatiated by this foolishness) that the 'Skins "organization" is a JOKE! This team can't draft worth a crap, and on the off chance they do develop a player, they don't retain them (Ryan Clark / Antonio Pierce). Say good bye to Orakpo when his contractual obligation is over with this lousy team, folks (as well as Rocky McIntosh and Carlos Rogers after this season). Who, in their right mind, would actually want to play for Napoleon?

Posted by: guisher | December 7, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Some idiot Posted:.."I would hope in the future Snyder does a better job of negotiating terms so that players actually have to put in a good faith effort of performance.

If Snyder were a man, he would refuse to pay any remaining payments and make Albert go through the courts to get his money he didn't earn."
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If Snyder were a man? You j***! Snyder gave Donovan a little small bonus for being pulled by the psycho Shanahan. Someting like...3 million dollars. :) To me that was an apology in disguise. He needs to do the same thing with Albert. Pay him his money and call it a day. After all. None of this is Albert's fault. Most people who have so much hate for Albert must just be racist or idiots because there is no real reason to be so outrage. The Redskins fans ran this man out of town because of his contract. Even the flop play against Philly was overplayed by the media. What else..uhh...he couldn't run 100 yard sprints like wideouts. Hmmmmm....what eles? Called out one of Shanahan's lies early...called out another lie last night and he gets canned for it. Ya'll know what that means? It means it's true. Albert is telling the truth. He wasn't drunk and the Organization/Shanahan are full of it. Another scapegoat for a ruined defensive system. Albert was right about that one too. He begged the team not to switch to the 4-3. Maybe that is what this is really all about. Anyway....our defense is in last place. But shssssss....if we keep talking about Albert nobody will noticed how horrible Haslett, Shanahan and the defense is.

Posted by: kentonsmith | December 7, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

So much built up venom...totally understood. I think that this entire season was an audition. I believe that Shanahan will get the entire length of his contract. Perhaps Dan Snyder learned this from letting go of his last disciplinarian Schottenheimer too early. I think that the coaches knew coming in that this was not a re-load, but wanted to see who would conform to a Shanhahan led change of culture. This is likely not the last of the carnage. The last 4 games will see a lot of players getting try-outs from the practice squad. Some vets (even well loved ones) will likely see the door in trade for draft picks and some low priced FA signings. I hope that he strips the whole squad down properly and builds it stronger and younger. DC Fans may not have a taste for it, unfortunately, but In order to be actually good. It takes time, draft picks, and building a strong core. Look at the Eagles, Rams, and Lions. All are using a true youth movement and all are seeing benefits. Chances are next year we go .500 and the next year maybe playoffs...you have to give Shanahan and company a year or two to drive the stink off of a franchise that have been really bad for more than a decade (even with a playoff appearance or 2 under Gibbs 2.0). I am happy to see the beginnings of accountability once again. IMHO.

Posted by: shanahananigans | December 7, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

John Brizzi Posted:
"I have been a Redskins fan for 50 years. Thank you, Redskins, for taking this action. I am sick of so-called "professional" athletes who are handed millions of dollars to perform a "job" acting like they are doing everyone a big favor to just show up at a game, participate in about 20 plays, and then complain like spoiled brats if anyone criticizes them for acting like prima donnas. Get rid of him!!!!!!!"
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First of all John if you're a 50+ year diehard fan you were one of those folks putting the same pressure on George Preston Marshall not to hire Blacks as folks have done today with getting rid of the high paid Haynesworth. Be careful what you brag about. :) You sound old..and I see you're speaking in those sports "codes". "Today's Culture of Athletes" "Prim Donas" "Spoiled" "Entitled". Why don't you just spit it out Mr Brizzi. Today's Black Athletes that's what you really want to say. IMHO that's what this thing is all about anyway. The Redskin Nation Lynch Mob running "This Guy" out of town because of the salary. smh..smh...smh...

Posted by: kentonsmith | December 7, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

TNulta:

"You took Haynesworth off our hands....Now would you please help us out by taking Vince Young? We've had a tough few years with punks like Pacman Jones, AH, and VY. Talent without character is useless."
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You have a problem with winning too? You rather be a good ole boy than watch you team win? Every time you yank Vince out of the lineup you lose the game. I think you are 0-8 in games without Vince starting as the QB. That's why the owner had to step in and ORDER Jeff Fisher to play VY. Idiots!!! People would rather be a good ole boy than win football games.

Posted by: kentonsmith | December 7, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

So, no more Fat Albert lying on the ground before the play is whistled dead? No more whiny million dollar baby missing OTA's with his team?

Posted by: eello | December 7, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

It's just because he's black!

Posted by: dahduke2 | December 7, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

It's just because he's black!

Posted by: dahduke2 | December 7, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

ok people as a 40 year skins fan,how about this. put the practice squad on the field next week and tell them, win and you got a first team job. sure can't be any worse than we are watching, how about it, huh. try it, got NOTHING TO LOSE BUT ANOTHER GAME. jimmie

Posted by: jmeeks6scrrcom | December 8, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

ok people as a 40 year skins fan,how about this. put the practice squad on the field next week and tell them, win and you got a first team job. sure can't be any worse than we are watching, how about it, huh. try it, got NOTHING TO LOSE BUT ANOTHER GAME. jimmie

Posted by: jmeeks6scrrcom | December 8, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

ok people as a 40 year skins fan,how about this. put the practice squad on the field next week and tell them, win and you got a first team job. sure can't be any worse than we are watching, how about it, huh. try it, got NOTHING TO LOSE BUT ANOTHER GAME. jimmie

Posted by: jmeeks6scrrcom | December 8, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

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