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Rhabdomyolysis sidelined Haynesworth in practice

Add another problem to the long list of issues stirring conflict between Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth: rhabdomyolysis.

The condition causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle because of injury to muscle tissue, and rhabdomyolysis is what sidelined Haynesworth in practice last week, three people familiar with the situation said Sunday.

Tony Wyllie, Redskins' senior vice president, said Sunday afternoon the team would have no comment on Haynesworth until Coach Mike Shanahan addreses the media after practice Monday.
 
Shanahan has discussed Haynesworth's symptoms but hasn't revealed an exact diagnosis. Experts say that Haynesworth's ability to play in Saturday's game likely means he's recovered from the condition. They also warn, though, that the fact that Haynesworth was suffering from rhabdomyolsis might also indicate that he wasn't in proper shape to practice in the summer heat.

"Rhabdomyolysis is basically a condition in which you have extensive muscle breakdown," said Dr. Lynne P. Yao, chairman-elect of the National Kidney Foundation. "It doesn't happen as often in well-conditioned athletes, but if there's really extreme circumstances -- like extremely hot weather -- than that could happen. when you have large amounts of muscle breakdown."

Experts say rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle fibers, which prompts the release of toxic myoglobin into the bloodstream.

Haynesworth lashed out after Saturday night's 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, saying the team is underplaying the severity of the medical condition that prompted him to sit out practice at Redskins Park. Haynesworth also contends that team officials are still holding his absence during the offseason conditioning program against him, and he announced he plans to skip next season's voluntary conditioning program.

In speaking with reporters after the game, Haynesworth never mentioned Shanahan by name, but multiple team sources said the two-time all-pro performer's anger is directed at Shanahan because he has described Haynesworth's condition as being "more of a headache than anything else." Haynesworth declined to reveal specifics about maladies that prompted him to cut short his participation in practice Tuesday as well as miss the sessions Wednesday and Thursday, but team medical personnel last week diagnosed him with Rhabdomyolysis.

The condition is caused by injury or strain and, in some cases, causes severe problems with kidney functions. People who experience severe physical trauma, such as car crashes, are more susceptible to rhabdomyolysis, experts say.

Another Redskins player suffered from rhabdomyolysis last season, one of the team sources said. Treatment includes the aggressive use of intravenous fluids, but there is no medication available.

In an interview late Saturday after the game, Haynesworth expressed frustration about the way things have been characterized because he "just wants people to say the truth about what's going on. That's it. A headache? That's not what's going on."

Meanwhile, several of Haynesworth's teammates simply shook their heads in disbelief when informed of the latest dust up between Shanahan and Haynesworth. One defensive veteran aware of Haynesworth's condition said he understood why Haynesworth was upset, but also sided with Shanahan in saying that Shanahan would never reveal details about any player's medical condition to the media.

Another defensive player tired of the conflict said he could not understand why Haynesworth seemed to be upset. It is common knowledge within the locker room that the Redskins plan for Haynesworth to start at right defensive end, his desired position in the team's new 3-4 scheme, and it just doesn't make sense for Haynesworth to continue to poke Shanahan, the player said.

"I know what type of player I am and what I can do" if the Redskins let him, he said in the interview late Saturday night. "I just want people to tell the truth."

By Jason Reid and Rick Maese  |  August 22, 2010; 2:22 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth  
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Fattitus

Posted by: leevi98 | August 22, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Now this sounds more like it. I don't blame Shanny for not revealing medical conditions.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

rhabdomyolysis can also be caused by alcohol withdraw

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 22, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I went back over the comments during the game yesterday and boy do a lot of people on here overreact. That chia_pet dude is a blithering idiot who if you listened to him you would think the sky is falling. This game was not nearly as bad as a lot of people made it out to be.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Still watching the game...Armstrong has to make this team.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Now this sounds more like it. I don't blame Shanny for not revealing medical conditions.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:35 PM |

Hold on a minuet. Shanny could've not revealed the condition, but to say he had headache..c'mon. Headache imply that it's nothing that really should keep out of practice, unless it was a migraine. Shanny could've said something like AH is being treated for a flu like symptom etc and be done with it. As it indicates in the post, another player suffered from the same condition last year, but this is the first we are hearing about last year's situation.

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Hold on a minuet. Shanny could've not revealed the condition, but to say he had headache..c'mon. Headache imply that it's nothing that really should keep out of practice, unless it was a migraine. Shanny could've said something like AH is being treated for a flu like symptom etc and be done with it. As it indicates in the post, another player suffered from the same condition last year, but this is the first we are hearing about last year's situation.

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 2:49 PM

Sure, he could have. I can't really guess as to his motivation though.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

If he had attended all the offseason workouts he might have been in better condition and avoided this. I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | August 22, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

If Shanahan knew he had this condition and said it was just a "headache" he needs to be hammered for it. That is just flat out inexcusable. If he knew AH had the condition but wanted to keep it private, there was another way of answering - not answering - the question.

I'm second to no one in my displeasure over Haynesworth's behavior but these comments by Shanahan, if true, are just awful.

Posted by: SteveMG | August 22, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I went back over the comments during the game yesterday and boy do a lot of people on here overreact. That chia_pet dude is a blithering idiot who if you listened to him you would think the sky is falling. This game was not nearly as bad as a lot of people made it out to be.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:43 PM |

I agree. There were some positive things that happened yesterday. I think for the Jets game, the Skins will work on the Jets blitz packages this week. If they struggle that game, then there is some problems up front. Love Carter..at DE, not at OLB.

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

you're right, AH, people should know the truth... like if a guy promises his team he's in great shape but is truly so fat he's diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis during training camp. People should know, right?

Posted by: pgugino | August 22, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Shanny could've said something like AH is being treated for a flu like symptom etc and be done with it. As it indicates in the post, another player suffered from the same condition last year, but this is the first we are hearing about last year's situation.

Posted by: TWISI


and AH could have shown up for camp. If he was in good, not even great shape this is all avoided. The un-ending support for this guy is ufb! Bob Stoops has his D-linemen run the same conditioning test but instead of 70 seconds it is closer to 55, in the 50's for sure. AH is a prima donna and a team cancer

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | August 22, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I'll ay this. I didn't expect this team to look like a well oiled machine after 2 preseason games. We are running a new offense AND defense. I expected 8-8 this year and I'll be happy with that. I love to see how these b!tched whine and moan about how bad we supposedly are. Have you people forgotten the last 2 years? Sure, I'd love to be a playoff contender but I'm also a realist. The sky ain't falling because of 2 preseason games.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a rather fancy way of saying the Dude showed up for training camp in poor shape, and has done little since to improve it.

According to the medical journals, RHABDOMYOLYSIS is an acronym for (I shoulda been) ReHABbing and DOing MY Optional Limited Yearly Strength Improvement and Stamina training.

While I am not licensed to practice medicine on this blog, I suspect this is the direct result of the Dude loafing through most of the off-season, and only just lately trying to get his weight down and the rest of his carcass into some sort of condition for the season ahead.

Posted by: Vic1 | August 22, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Regardless, he brought this on himself.
AH was not properly prepared to participate in pre season training.

It reflects his lack of commitment to his teammates and the sport. He short-changes everything affiliated with the NFL.

Not a guy I want on my team.

Pure and simple he remains a side show.

Who wants him next?

Posted by: psssst | August 22, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Scamp,

Agreed and it will take more than one off season to right this ship.
Game planning will make a world of difference come opening day.

F Dallas and HTTR!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | August 22, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

and AH could have shown up for camp. If he was in good, not even great shape this is all avoided. The un-ending support for this guy is ufb! Bob Stoops has his D-linemen run the same conditioning test but instead of 70 seconds it is closer to 55, in the 50's for sure. AH is a prima donna and a team cancer

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | August 22, 2010 2:58 PM |

Where in my post the you see that I am supporting AH. To question Shanny is not to throw support to AH. Some of you as so black ir white it's unbelievable.

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Hayney has completely destroyed any trade value he night have had. IR his a$$.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

If anyone smells smoke it's the Snyder brain trust working overtime to figure out how to deal Fat Bastard outta town.

Posted by: pgugino | August 22, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I expected 8-8 this year and I'll be happy with that. I love to see how these b!tched whine and moan about how bad we supposedly are. Have you people forgotten the last 2 years?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 22, 2010 2:58 PM

Agreed

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

twisi

you are right. Shanahan could have treated it that way. i never thought you were siding with ah. I suppose if you have two guys, one has done everything and more than asked, the other guy not so much. One guy is going to get the better treatment from the coaches. Just my real life opinion.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | August 22, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I think beep-beep suffered from that.

Oh wait, he just suffers from d0uchebag-syndrome.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 22, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Boooooo to this whole situation.
Boooo to AH for being fat and out of shape and apparently bringing this condition on himself.

Booooo to Shanny. If what the "veteran" said was true - that everyone in the lockerroom knows AH will be the starting RDE in this defense, then Shanny comes across as petty and vindictive for keeping him out until the 3rd quarter and making him play NT.

AH - This organization has wasted money and resources on you and you are a horrible professional.

Shanny - We get it. You are the boss. People jump through your hoops. You da man...happy?


These guys need a beer summit with Obama or something gay like that to move on...

Posted by: p1funk | August 22, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

1965skinsfan I guess I'm tired of both men playing this drama out in the media. If Shanny wants AH out, then trade him already. Take the 6th rounder that's been on the table, promise Snyder that winning a SB sooner than later will more than make up for the $$ spent on AH...just move on. If AH is going to be on the team, and be a starter no less, then work this sh!t out, or at least keep it out of the media, so that the team is focused on the season that approaches.

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

i hear ya twisi.

was it just me or did mcnabb seem to be underthrowing quite a bit? Mind you, you want your team to be peaking going into the playoffs not now.... hope he gets his timing down with the wr's that will eventually make our team.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | August 22, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

From twitter

Rich_Campbell

Day after Sellers knee sprain. RT @alexmarvez Redskins sign ex-PIT FB Carey Davis 2day, source tells me. Story coming soon at FOXSports.com

6 minutes ago via web

--------------------------------------------

What does this say about Sellers knee injury

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Every pre-season needs a side show ... however, .. the objective is to win games.

I have no expectations from pre-season games; their only useful purpose is to evaluate players. 2010 is a rebuild year - the transition to Shanahan/Allen. A new offense & defense. A be-built coaching staff. A new QB. An upgraded OL.

No Zorn, No Cerrato, $nyder in self-imposed exile from football operations.

Even with the knowledge of preseason game 1 in 2009, August 13, 2009, M&T Stadium,
Ravens 23, Redskins 0; our Redskins are a better team now than then.

So what do I take away from last night's result: Ravens have more depth than the Redskins.

And finally, AH will be playing DE/NT when the season starts 9/12.

Posted by: psssst | August 22, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

i had some experience with this in my training as a physician. my thoughts are included in a game recap on my blog:

http://BroodingBurgundy.com

Posted by: bcarothers | August 22, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins got their butts handed to them last night. To me it looks like more of the same. Maybe the Redskins are more worried about their rides than there are about winning games.

Posted by: pquick6165 | August 22, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

According to the medical journals, RHABDOMYOLYSIS is an acronym for (I shoulda been) ReHABbing and DOing MY Optional Limited Yearly Strength Improvement and Stamina training.

While I am not licensed to practice medicine on this blog, I suspect this is the direct result of the Dude loafing through most of the off-season, and only just lately trying to get his weight down and the rest of his carcass into some sort of condition for the season ahead.

Posted by: Vic1

An A for effort.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 22, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: TWISI | August 22, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I knew this silence the last couple weeks was too good to be true...AH is an ultra-sensitive prima donna with the emotional stability of a 13 year-old girl. Dude needs to be sent packing, ASAP. I get hanging on to him and hoping to get something back in a trade but that window appears to have passed and this guy is an unnecessary distraction. Get rid of him on the cheap or outright release him...I don't care. The bad investment has already been made and nothing will change that, even a trade. Cut your losses and move on...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 22, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

It might be time to acknowledge Haynesworth has a freakish body. It allows him to be a stellar athlete, but has it's trade offs. Honestly, his beached whale routine last year never bothered me. He might really only be able to give those quick bursts.

Who cares? He can play. Let AH be.

Posted by: WorstSeat | August 22, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

If anyone smells smoke it's the Snyder brain trust working overtime to figure out how to deal Fat Bastard outta town.

Posted by: pgugino | August 22, 2010 3:06 PM

_____________________________________________

"FAT BASTARD", FAT BASTARD!!!!...ROTFLMAO...that's perfect...no longer fat albert...he is now just FAT BASTARD....LOL

Posted by: underboss | August 22, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

What a revelation - Haynesworth is out of shape. What's surprising is that there is an unpronounceable medical term for it.

Oh, and by the way, Albert? "I'm not coming next year either". You took the bonus and avoided mandatory minicamp, which voided the last 2 guaranteed years of your contract. There ain't gonna be a "next year". Might not even be a "this year". Go jump back in your hot tub.

Posted by: LeeM9308 | August 22, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Someone, likely Albert's agent, needs to have a chat with him.

Here's the script:

Here is what EVERY owner thinks about Albert Haynesworth. Albert ONLY plays hard in the year he's going for a new contract. In other years, Albert will be out of shape and a pain to work with.

Albert, you need to play well in 2010 to break that opinion. You're in DC for 2010 and 2011 and a FA after that. There is another big paycheck waiting for you if you play well this year and next.

But if you don't play well in 2010, you will reinforce what ALL the owners in the league think about you. If you play well in 2011 -- EVERY owner will BELIEVE its Albert playing for a contract. And the will have EVIDENCE that you only want Albert in a contract year. All other years, Albert is overpaid.

Albert, the ONLY way to break this thinking is to play well in 2010. If you don't, there will be no big paycheck in 2012.

Bottom line, having a great year in 2010 is going to get you about $20million more in 2012.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 22, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

So, what does this all mean? Will AH be able to play week 1? and play like himself, in a dominating fashion?

If not, what a busted free agent pick up. Get rid of his @$$ as soon as financially possible without any penalties.

I wish AH could be his self and dominate but if he cant.. get him out.. too much drama. My cowgirl fan friends are loving all this and I hate getting retarded text msgs from them at 7AM about AH.

Posted by: manitzdaman | August 22, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Under HIPAA privacy regulations, the Coach can not reveal a medical condition like that without written permission. AH has no obligation to reveal his medical issues.
AH needs to work his way in, even in the third quarter if that's what the coach wants. In the meantime, the team needs a nose tackle that can fill the spot while AH is on the O2. Pre-season is the time to find that person.
Shut up, AH, and do your job.

Posted by: pjohn2 | August 22, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

This basically means, for those that care to know.... one of two things.

Hes terribly out of shape.

or, he was coked up (or some other stimulant) that allowed him to function at decreased O2 levels for longer than normally tolerable.

That's how professional athletes get rhabdo.

Posted by: docwhocuts | August 22, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth should be mad at the reporters who didn't understand that Shanahan was speaking figuratively when he said Haynesworth's problem was a headache. Shanahan meant it was a minor, temporary problem, not literally a headache.

Glad I could clear that up for everybody. Now, Albert, please get back to work.

Posted by: pundito | August 22, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Granted, I'm as frustrated with Haynesgirth as the next guy, but all the talk about simply cutting him and moving on got me thinking. Is anyone willing to let Philly, Dallas or NY snag him so that we face him twice a year?

As much as I think he's a cancer, I think I fear him on the opposing side more. What to do...

Posted by: HTTR | August 22, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

So this medical problem was due to not handling heat? Sounds like he and his personal trainer didn't do their just duties to conditioning. The team should not be releasing that kind of medical information anyway, which is right. Secret sources are better anyway, right? I thought our right to know included real sources. This ain't the government. Pony up the info. And them sit him like TO had happen to him a few years back. Or suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team.

Posted by: msuic76 | August 22, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

My question is simple..did Albert actually
see a physician, and did the physician make the specific diagnosis based on his/her
examination of the fat boy?
From what was said about this illness...it
most often occurs under more extreme physical conditions.. especially in the heat. COULD IT BE THAT FAT ALBERT WAS ACTUALLY NOT IN FOOTBALL CONDITION WHEN HE DRAGGED HIS FAT TUSH TO CAMP?

Albert is not gonna win a confrontation with Shanahan. Snyder has given Mike the reins to run the team..and I`m sure Dan wishes he never gave Haynesworth all that money. He may say fu** it and write the money and
Albert off.....

Posted by: blazerguy234 | August 22, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Is this Rhabdomyolysis something Haynesworth suddenly discovered? Sounds to me like he's physically unable to play football. Maybe there's another sport he can take up.
Cut him.

Posted by: amstphd | August 22, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Let his wish come true and start him for the rest of the preseason and year. If he collapse from being out of shape, let him just lay there and play around him. Since he feels no remorse or conscience anyway, as long as he lines up onside, he can just lay there and catch his breath while the other players stomp around him. It will be almost a reverse Sean Taylor tribute in which the Redskins put only 10 men on the field for defense.

Posted by: JohnWWW | August 22, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

This sounds like a made up word. I can't practice, I gots the ramistanalamdingalys

Posted by: bosshog7169 | August 22, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

I've had it (Statin reaction), and if Albert had it like I did he couldn't have stood on the sidelines much less played in a football game two days later. A friend of mine had it years ago going thru basic training with the Marines. I suspect Albert's lack of conditioning played a major role. What an overgrown pathetic creature.

Posted by: mulezen | August 22, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

fat al is so wrong in this situation that not even jesse jackson is coming to his aid

Posted by: j762 | August 22, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Look, the money's gone. So it makes no difference whether they keep him or not. If they keep him, it sure doesn't look like he's going to give much of an effort. So why keep him? Just to 'hope' that he'll play? It ain't going to happen.
On the other hand, maybe they ought keep him...just to show the world what a no-good, fat, lazy punk he is.

Posted by: scmonty1 | August 22, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if the hot tub brought on the attack? Sounds like stimulants could also play a part. They should do a complete physical and drug test, if allowed.

Posted by: Natmeister | August 22, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Do the same thing high school coaches do when they encounter a problem child .... invoke the "addition by subtraction" rule. The dude is an infection, like Riggo said. Get rid of him.

Posted by: Rational_Man | August 22, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Do what high school coaches do when they encounter a problem child ... invoke the "addition by subtraction" rule. Dude is an infection, like Riggo said. Get rid of him!

Posted by: Rational_Man | August 22, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well....

Fat Albert has a real problem with credibility.

He said that he worked out while ignoring his team. Evidently worked out to him is different from working out to prepare oneself to play football.

We also know that the condition that Fat Albert suffered from can be brought on by alcohol consumption. I'm sure that a committed player like Albert would be spending his time "working out" rather than drinking.

Whether or not Shanny revealed the "correct" diagnosis to the media of Fat Albert's problem is irrelevant. I'd contend that Shanny was protecting the Fat POS since Shanny knew that Albert was drinking and the dehydration was due to that rather than the 10 minutes of work Fat Albert put in before the symptoms showed up.

The Redskins really need to deal with Fat Albert. He will never be a Redskin and will never rise above his pea brain. We will lose mega dollars either way - cut him and be done with him. The 10 plays he will contribute on the field this year won't be all out efforts. We aren't going to get anything out of this disgrace so let's not tie up a roster for him. Cut the losses, cut the drama, and send this disgraceful PERSON packing NOW!

Posted by: laserwizard | August 22, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

At some point the NFL is going to have to admit the severe medical conditions that can be caused by the sport. We (the public) are just learning what researchers have known and are continually finding out.

The terrible toll of head injuries (they used to be called "getting your bell rung") is just one.

"Just a headache"? Well, Percy Harvin of the Vikings was in the hospital this week with a headache.

"Rhabdomyolysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhabdomyolysis) is the rapid breakdown (lysis) of skeletal muscle (rhabdomyo) due to injury to muscle tissue. The muscle damage may be caused by physical (e.g., crush injury), chemical, or biological factors." According to the article, extreme cases could have many dangerous, even fatal outcomes. since Haynesworth is apparently not in the hospital and has been diagnosed, hopefully this is not a serious case and he can recover completely.

The Redskins should release Haynesworth's condition, with his permission, and not continue trivializing the matter.

Posted by: dcc1968 | August 22, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

It is unusual for well-conditioned athletes to fall victim to Rhabdomyolysis. Enough said.

Posted by: jmy999 | August 22, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Not sure how this entry complies with federal medical privacy protections...?

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | August 22, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

When a 3 year old has a temper tantrum, you clear the area to make sure he doesn't injure himself and then you just ignore him. Haynesworth's behavior is no better than a temper tantrum so don't ask him any questions...you're bound to get a stupid answer. If he doesn't want to practice or is not able to practice, then don't play him in the game. Not the first, second, third or fourth quarter. Let him pout on the sidelines until he does something that can get him banned. Then use all those lawyers that Synder has on retainer to void the contract. He's a lost cause so let him sit in the corner for some time out time.

Posted by: Carole5520 | August 22, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

What Albert has is lazinessitis. It's a condition you develop when you don't want to do something. Is this football or a day time soap? Now they're making up illnesses. You deserve this Snyder! You pay this guy all that money and suddenly he has mysterious made-up health issues.

Posted by: aliben1 | August 22, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Does Albert live in SE Washington? This disease might just be the reason that so many in SE can't/won't work. If it is not the reason, it will soon be, as soon as some of the SE inhabitants read the column.

Posted by: ridge_road_marco | August 22, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Everybody's on Albert because he didn't attend the 'voluntary' workouts. Hey, they're 'voluntary". Do you want to go to Webster's dictionary to read the definition of 'voluntary'?

Posted by: 520789441346 | August 22, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vic1 | August 22, 2010 2:59 PM

i've read alot of your posts. that is your best.

Posted by: zatoichi77 | August 22, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

He wants 'the truth'.

The truth is fatsworth is a selfish body part that doesn't bother to even try to pretend to get in shape after he stole $32 mil from the 'skins and has alienated his teammates and has no intention of doing anything except hanging around to collect paychecks and irritate Shantheman and continue to make the 'skins the laughingstock of the league. This should be serious enough that there has to be some ambulance chasing lawyer hiding under a rock at Redskins Park that will claim that because 'well conditioned' people are less susceptible to this condition, fatsworth's decision to not become well-conditioned led to this condition, and he needs to pay back his roster bonus and get the hell out of DC.

Posted by: 21stCenturyCaveman | August 22, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

rhabdomyolysis is moer commonly caused when crash dieting. My suspicion is that Fatsworth in an effort to show he ws really working out or to force the team into playing him at end, went on a crash dite the few weeks before he came to camp and since his body was not getting the protein a 350 lb man needs to sustain itsel it started eating the protein in his muscles.

Then he came to camp and was forced to perform the fitness test which his weakened muscles could not perform, and his muscles were traumatized into this.

Again if he had simply come to the OTA's and learned his place in the defense was mostly going to be at end anyway, the weight loss and the test would not have been necessary and he would likely be fine, playing on the first team and these tards at the post could go back to complaining about the Danny.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | August 22, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Scamp,

I'm pleased to be too busy to post comments on the blog very often anymore. I scan pretty regularly though.

You and me have one thing in common -- well maybe two. The first is we're Redskin fans, and the other is we're both new fathers. Why then are you behavin' like such a petulant child?

Man I thought we wuz cool!

You certainly have become a regular rabble rouser on da blog. taking more shots at peeps than Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, and Chuck Norris combined.

Mostly you just seem self absorbed though,

Fitting right in down there in Orange County!

hehe...

Posted by: Chia_Pet | August 22, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Redskins' Haynesworth Suffers from Rhabdomyolysis. To read more go to http://footdronline.com/blog.html

Posted by: footdronline | August 22, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

The most vindictive character in this whole saga....... IS Michael Wise!!! I enjoy his radio show and apperances on Wash.Post live... But what a dork!

The condition Albert has is obviuosly because he was and still isn't in "playing shape". What the heck is Wise trying to prove??? That he is the biggest Fat Albert Cheerleader?? Him calling for coach to stop picking on Albert the second day into training camp really shows his disdain for the coach, not the overpaid blowhard.. What a minute.. Thats Wise.. overpaid punk. Whatever!!

Posted by: fullbagg | August 23, 2010 6:10 AM | Report abuse

i propose a moratoriam on talking about fatso.

Posted by: ceara21 | August 23, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Let's get rid off AH92. A player playing at
maybe 20% of his potential intentionally is
not worth the agro. The Dallas game is a
few weeks away. Find a replacement for AH so the first team can practice/play with maybe a not so talented, but committed, team player playing at 100% of his potential without an attitude problem. Cut
our losses and cut AH, at least to IR.

Posted by: DeployedFan | August 23, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Albert "who ate my doughnuts" Haynesworth, soso sad cus Shanny dont like me, I dont like the 3-4 and could somebody get me some doughnuts!! Albert, you are not alone, infact you represent a Redskin tradition at that position, all Redskin fans remember names like;Sean Gilbert and Dana Stubblefield and a host of many D/linemen who were paid millions but succumbed to Doughnuts.

Posted by: zimife1999 | August 24, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

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