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Sources: NFLPA advised Haynesworth about skipping minicamp

The NFL Players Association advised Albert Haynesworth about the possible disciplinary action he might face from the Redskins for skipping this week's mandatory minicamp, including the potential forfeiture of a prorated portion of his signing bonuses, two people familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

A league source said the Redskins are interested in recouping some of the $26 million in bonus money they have already paid the two-time all-pro, but the language in the league's collective bargaining agreement might make it difficult for them to succeed. Teams generally are only permitted to fine players a maximum of about $10,000 for skipping a mandatory minicamp, the sources said.

Based on past rulings and the language in the CBA, the union informed Haynesworth they would probably win if the Redskins attempt to do more than impose the usual fine for skipping a mandatory minicamp. Of course, the Redskins could use this situation to try and set a new standard.

The more likely scenario, however, in which the Redskins could possibly prevail in taking back money from Haynesworth is if he did not report to training camp. The Redskins could fine the eight-year veteran $14,000 a day if he does not show up in late July, and the language in the CBA is much clearer about players potentially forfeiting bonus money if they skip training camp.

Unless Haynesworth is traded before training camp, which appears unlikely at this point, I expect him to report to the complex late next month. Although Haynesworth would prefer to be traded, he realizes he might have to play for the Redskins this season and simply make the best of a difficult situation, people close to him said.

But Haynesworth blindsided the Redskins on Tuesday in deciding to skip a mandatory team event, and they might seek to make him pay.

Here's a the CBA's language concerning the potential forfeiture of signing bonuses:

Article XIV, Section 9

No forfeitures of signing bonuses shall be permitted, except that players and Clubs may agree: (i) to proportionate forfeitures of a signing bonus if a player voluntarily retires or willfully withholds his services from one or more regular season games; and/or (ii) that if a player willfully takes action that has the effect of substantially undermining his ability to fully participate and contribute in either pre-season training camp or the regular season (including by willfully withholding his services in either pre-season training camp or during the regular season or willfully missing one or more games), the player may forfeit the greater of: (a) 25% of the prorated portion of his signing bonus for the applicable League Year for the first time such conduct occurs after the beginning of training camp until the end of the season for his Club, and the remaining 75% prorated portion of his signing bonus for the applicable year for the second time such conduct occurs during that period that year; or (b) the proportionate amount of his signing bonus allocation for each week missed (1/17th for each regular season week or game missed).

(b) If a player with a signing bonus forfeiture clause voluntarily retires and misses the remainder of the season, and the player then reports back to the Club in the subsequent season, then the Club must either (i) take the player back under his existing contract with no forfeiture of the remaining proportionate signing bonus allocation, or (ii) release the player and seek repayment of any remaining proportion of the signing bonus allocated to future League Years.

(c) No forfeitures permitted (current and future contracts) for signing bonus allocations for years already performed, or for other salary escalators or performance bonuses already earned.

(d) A player's right to receive and/or retain a signing bonus may not be conditioned on the player's participation in voluntary off-season programs or voluntary minicamps, or for adverse public statements, provided that the Club may have non-proratable participation bonuses for its off-season workout program.

(e) Player Contracts may not contain individually negotiated provisions for forfeiture relating to violations of the Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances or the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse (which policies will address this issue), or for failing any drug test.

(f) Except as provided above, existing contract forfeiture provisions entered into before the end of the 2005 regular season will be in full force and effect for the duration of the current contract, and any extensions resulting solely from effectuation of existing contract provision (e.g., option years). If a Player Contract with a forfeiture provision entered into before the end of the 2005 regular season is otherwise extended or renegotiated, the amount of Salary agreed to in the contract prior to its extension or renegotiation shall be subject to forfeiture to the same extent as provided prior to such extension or renegotiation.

(g) For purposes of this Section 9, the terms "proportionate forfeitures" and "proportionate amount" mean 1/17th of that year's signing bonus allocation for each regular season week or game missed.

By Jason Reid  |  June 16, 2010; 4:55 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Minicamp  
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Comments

Yawn. Get rid of lard-ass already.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | June 16, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

So if I am reading this right the Skins now could at best get 25% of the signing bonus back?

Posted by: alex35332 | June 16, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

25% of the pro-rated signing bonus, 25% of only that portion of the signing bonus which is applicable to the current "league year", is how I read it, alex.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | June 16, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Fat Al legally stole from the Skins. I feel sorry for the NFLPA next contracts. If I were an owner, no play no pay. All bonuses would be incentive based on seasons play. I wish I could get paid then change my mind about showing up for work. He should be imprisoned.

Posted by: alaskantuf_99 | June 16, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Dear Jason Reid and WaPo editors,
Looking at this from a bit outside the Beltway, I'd like to apologize to you for all the belly aching about you 'being obsessed' with Albert Haynesworth these last few months. I find it ironic how everybody was on your case for 'every other post being about AH' and then today not one complaint about your choice of subject matter. Keep up the good work and pay no attention to the wannabes.

Posted by: SkinsfaninPeru | June 16, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

i waited since the Super Bowl to watch some Redskin football and it have not even started yet and what....., no you did not do that Albert. man come onnnnnnn! you got the money and we all want to kick some tail this year. come back man. take that anger out on the other team, the Cowboys. you should be saying things like im going to rip Tony R, numbers off becouse i got to play this D#@ position or something. take that anger out on the other teams.

Posted by: kreed21 | June 16, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins want to play hardball, they have resources to tie up the NFLPA and Haynesworth in legal battles for quite some time - - and that could impoverish the NFLPA,and take a chunk from Haynesworth's millions.

Do either Haynesworth or the NFLPA want that kind of a fight? Their lawyers would love it, and get rich in the process.

Posted by: pberger1 | June 16, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Funny how the Redskins offered him this contract and then happily signed it with him, and now the whole thing is blowing up on them.

In all of this, it's us fans that ultimately get screwed. We could loose an dominant player, AND the cost of beer and parking is gonna go through the roof to cover this...

Posted by: edvar | June 16, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Let the fat tub of goo sit. Everybody soon forgets "last year's all pro." If the skins make him sit for a year he will get to 700 lbs and no team will want him.

Posted by: rmcpks73 | June 16, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Really The Skins should do what Philly Did to Eric Lindross back in the 80's. Fine him, DONT trade him but Dont Play him, Make him Inactive EVERY WEEK and Let this Fat Tub of crap Rot for the next 3 years.

AH is the Defenition of a P>O>S> Especially in light of the facts coming out about this.

NO HEART ...Ah Whine like a little B*&ch cause you dont get to play the positon as you see fit, Oh and how can i forget the Infamous I wont be a bust comment, Well I think 1 Million per tackle classifies as a bust, Not sure If it works out to a Million per tackle but I bets its real close.

I wish I knew where he kept his boat so I could go EGG it

Posted by: knepp023 | June 16, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what a player promises to his coach before a bonus falls due. What counts is what is in the contract. Maybe the Skins should write tighter contracts.

The bright side to all this is that the Skins' owner is learning that you do not build a team by signing one guy for monster bucks. You build through the draft and by accumulating quality depth. The Skins are only down one draft pick so far for 2011 and then will start to be in a surplus situation, if they stay the course.

Posted by: EdDC | June 16, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

lets not cheer this loser if he decide to bring his lazy overpaid azz back this season no matter what he do..( unless he is the mvp in our superbowl win this year)...go get sum of our bucks back for this a**hole....

Posted by: yepthatshim11mosley | June 16, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

An open letter to Albert Haynesworth:

Dear Albert:

Since I am uncertain you can read. Would not doubt that you can't based on where you allegedly went to High School and College. We all know you really never went to "school" anyway. Maybe someone will read this to you.

You are a joke, Sir. My hope is the Redskins just let you sit on the bench for 6 years while you get more women pregnant, get fat and lord knows what else you will get into. Perhaps you will do more yachting in your ridiculous speed boat I have seen you tooling around in on the Tennessee River. An uneducated African American boat owner ... rare for sure. As I know to you the boat is just a toy to show how cool you are.

Last year you were a joke. Running out every other player and standing on the sidelines with the back of your hands on your fat rolls, or perhaps hips. You look like a fat pouting 7 year old girl when you do that.

As for all the money you have. You aren't worth any of it. An ingrate would be the correct definition of you. You are being paid, so work, jacka#@. Lord only knows why Dan Snyder and his gang gave you all that money. We have seen your kind before. Get paid then get lazy. Maybe you should look at those that get paid and then dominate. The players people look up to. No one looks up to you. No one.

What is a defensive lineman's lifespan after football ? Particularly fat ones ? I know it is short. Short enough to make what you are doing now, and the example you set, a pathetic joke.

I feel better now.

Regards,

A football Fan

Posted by: mannerofspeakin | June 16, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins should move on like he doesn't exist.If he doesn't show at training camp ,fine him.If someone is willing to give them a first pick or a starter trade him. If not let him rot until someone is willing to pay the asking price. A first pick or a starter would be worth the signing money loss. Snyder can take the loss in an uncapped season and he might learn a lesson that you let football people do the job and you sit back in your luxury box and have a cocktail and enjoy being an owner

Posted by: Modelchip | June 16, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I'll tell you what to do. FIND a reason to fine him every single day 14,000 dollars and DO NOT TRADE him until contract expires.

Posted by: DesiHungama | June 16, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Cowboys fan but like good competition so I don't like to see things like this occur with the Redskins.

The Redskins need to find some way to get rid of this waste product!! Last year, he was on the sidelines throwing up his guts cause he was so out of shape and could only play a very limited number of snaps. This guy is a fat pig and should be ashamed to act this way for the money he is being paid. The modern day Fat Albert!! Snyder, release this pig and pay him to go away cause it was your mistake that led to signing this moron. Can you believe I'm a Cowboys fan and get this pissed over a Redskins problem.

Posted by: etmerritt33hotmailcom | June 16, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

you believed him??? shame on you redskins, look at his track record. why would you believe him, you should have released him and kept the check. release this pos now and move on. Or, get someone to take him out.

Posted by: Phillip258 | June 16, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

so it looks like he has 100% exposure on his signing bonus if he withholds his services during training camp at least two times...i'd bet anything that since fat albert only cares about his money, he'll be reporting to training camp at the very least. though i'd love to see him forfeit his $26 million. i wonder how much of it is already spent?

Posted by: bacaje | June 16, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I wish AH would have been house sitting for Sean Taylor in Miami couple years back.....

Posted by: factor71 | June 16, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Let his fat ass rot on the bench.

Posted by: lpddawg | June 16, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

"Sounds like Fat Al legally stole from the Skins."

LOL look at it this way: Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato opened the safe, made sure it was filled with money, and then left the room.

Posted by: Samson151 | June 16, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I can't even deal with this anymore. I'm just gonna sit and enjoy John Wall and Stephen Strasburg for the next 10 years. I'm done with Fat Al

Posted by: mardiros | June 16, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Ok. All the Redskin fans I know keep on telling lies. First they said he missed too much time, then I find out that he played the 2nd most snaps on the DL last year.

They claim he did nothing and only had 4 sacks, but don't give him credit for allowing the DE's to each have 11 because he took up so many blockers

Then I see the stat that showed with him playing the skins only allowed 2.6 yards per carry up the middle, meaning he did a great job.

But after hearing all the fans complain, you want him to agree to only occupy blockers and get no sacks? After all the abuse he took last year? I don't blame him one bit! lol.

I hope he comes back and hurts himself, get's his doctor to clear it and sits out more games while still getting paid!

EAGLES!

Posted by: sp95qdog | June 16, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Man, I hope everyone is still kissing Shanahan's SJK come November when Andre Carter, Jeremy Jarmon and Lorenzo Alexander are trying to cover TE's and RB's. Shanahan messed up this whole thing. Haynesworth was straight up with him in February - told Shanahan he wasn't going to play in a 3-4. Shanahan should have cut the guy before giving him a $21 million roster bonus. Shanny could have gotten rid of a malcontent and had $21 million to acquire players to fit his new wonder-defense.

Posted by: coparker5 | June 16, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Was it a 21 million roster bonus, or was it an installment on his signing bonus? I believe it was the latter, which means they were on the hook for it unless they talked him into forgoing the bonus in exchange for an outright release. Apparently he considered it, realized no one else was going to give him $21 million for sitting around and getting fatter, then cashed his check.

Put me down as someone who is not a fan of guaranteed money. Players ought to continue to earn their keep year to year. Here's hoping that the new regime won't make the same mistakes as the last one!

Posted by: MrDumberton | June 16, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Fat Albert showed his true color - brown sh*t. Do not trade or cut him. Let him come back in order for him to avoid losing some of his stolen money. Let him line up and then send 4 linemen and running backs at him on every play. Let him take a legal ass whipping. Cut back block him in practice. Send him through the nut-cracker drill. Let him run laps to get some of that fat off. Every time he refuses a legitimate order, fine him. Have the players talk about him in the papers and TV describing him as the deadbeat he is. Send some prostitutes to his room with venereal diseases. Tape the encounter and send them to his wife. Cut his tires, scratch his paint, bust out his windows, crap in his seat. Make his life a living hell. He deserves it.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | June 17, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

I say cut off ALL communication with him and stand by the contract AND if he continues down the path he has taken then fine him for every training camp time he misses AND then when the season starts and s\he still does not show up fine him again for every day he misses and every game he misses and , if possible, suspend him for every game he misses, If the players ubion starts balking about this THEN SUE THE HELL OUT OF BOTH THE UNION AND FAT PIG PLAYER.

Posted by: vergens2 | June 17, 2010 2:09 AM | Report abuse

I say cut off ALL communication with him and stand by the contract AND if he continues down the path he has taken then fine him for every training camp time he misses AND then when the season starts and s\he still does not show up fine him again for every day he misses and every game he misses and , if possible, suspend him for every game he misses, If the players ubion starts balking about this THEN SUE THE HELL OUT OF BOTH THE UNION AND FAT PIG PLAYER.

Posted by: vergens2 | June 17, 2010 2:10 AM | Report abuse

i agree with most of the commentary, BUT i also think our offensive live could suffer by not learning in real time how to block players that are as strong and quick as he apparently is...

Posted by: dcjazzman | June 17, 2010 2:48 AM | Report abuse

Ahh stop your crying.
It's a learning experience for SNYDER and a costly one. lol
The Skins really don't need him there running a 3-4. Seriously you got a guy 6'6 and you want to run a 3-4?

You should be MAD at Snyder and Shanahan.

I CAN'T STAND WHAT THIS TEAM HAS BECOME!
THAT'S WHAT YOU SHOULD BE MAD ABOUT.
YEAR AFTER YEAR ALWAYS SOMETHING!

BUT no were man about a guy who WHEN in the game gave the opponents fits!
The new coach should have known (Snyder)what was told to him we run a 4-3.

Utilize this man or let him go.

Posted by: SOLVBACK | June 17, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

@edvar

I don't think his signing affects the cost of beer or parking at the stadium, since there is a salary cap the Skins would have hit anyway. What it does is tie up money that they should have used to sign their own stars to long term contracts, or to sign FA's who actually want to play here. How do you look Rocky McIntosh in the eye and tell him, sorry, no raise for you, and then pay Fat Al what we have paid him? Snyder has major egg on his face this time.

Posted by: jksesq1 | June 17, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

SUE HIM FOR FRAUD..HE NEVER HAD ANY INTENTION OF COMING TO ANY ACTIVITY (EXCEPT MEETING THE COACH) SO HE CHEATED THE REDSKINS. THE CONTRACT DOES NOT HAVE ANY LANGUAGE TO ADDRESS SOMETHING LIKE THIS..BECAUSE NEITHER SIDE..EVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN.
TAKE HIM TO COURT..AND TRY TO SET A NEW STANDARD...MAKE HIM SPEND A CHUNK OF THE 21 MILLION ON LAWYERS..AND KEEP HIM UNDER CONTRACT..SO HE CAN`T PLAY FOR ANOTHER TEAM...FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS CONTRACT...WHICH HE IS DEFAULT ON...SO YOU DON`T HAVE TO PAY HIM ANY MORE.
DQAN PROBABLY THROWS A PARTY FOR 20 MILLION....SO STICK TO FAT AL. IF HE COMES TO TRAINNING CAMP...THE TEAM WILL MAKE HIM FEEL MISERABLE.
IF THAT STUPID DeAnglo Hallopens his fat mouth...trade his tush to Detroit.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | June 17, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse


@EdDC = If they stay the course?

Let's see folks. $nyder owns the team and he's not at fault for the last 10 years of turmoil punctuated by the last year of madness? Get a clue folks. This is $nyders fault, not to mention the rest of the chaos at Redskin Park.

BOYCOTT $NYDER OR GET READY FOR MORE CHAOS!!!!!

Posted by: hessone | June 17, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

What kind of precedent does it set when a player can take the money on April 1st and refuse to play for the team in June? If Haynesworth had any honest bone in his fat body, he would have rejected the April 1st check and demanded a trade. The Redskins plans to play 3-4 was already known several months ago so while collect the check and then refuse to play? Alternatively, he can just write Dan a big fat check in exchange for tearing up his contract. LaVar wanted to leave bad enough, he paid his way out. This worthless excuse of a human being should do the same.

Posted by: tundey | June 17, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: sp95qdog

Ok. All the Redskin fans I know keep on telling lies. First they said he missed too much time, then I find out that he played the 2nd most snaps on the DL last year.

That's the most useless statistic in football. Stay in Philadelphia and vomit on someone!

Posted by: hessone | June 17, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

get rid of the 400 lbs of pink pusurating baby fat.

Posted by: cavalieri10 | June 17, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

get rid of the 400 lbs of pink pusurating baby fat.

Posted by: cavalieri10 | June 17, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

It seems unanimous - get rid of the steaming pile of pig dung named Haynesworth - okay - I'm all in agreement with that - now.. Who wants this pig on their team? Really...is there any team that has expressed an interest in bringing this cancer into their locker room? I'd like to know because I don't know of anyone willing to go after this disease of a player. The damage he can do to the cohesion and synchronicity of a team seems to far outweigh any potential benefit he believes he can offer as a player - because what we've seen so far is that this pig dung is NO player - he's a bust - a vastly overpaid, unintelligent, selfish, indulgent bust who has no concept of what a 'team' is about.

Posted by: whelms1 | June 17, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

They constantly state that football (and all sports) are basically just a business. Not unlike any other business and should be treated as such. What other business worldwide would allow an individual to receive monies, particularly millions, in return for future services, then offer no relief (why not 100%) if the individual receiving the money decides to change his/her mind and not perform any services. Is that not extortion or at the very least, grand theft and therefore should be punishable by trial and incarceration. Is this not a double standard? What the @#$@ is going on in our country when someone can get away with this. Imagine you or me pulling this type of stunt. That would be the last you would ever here from us...

Posted by: joseph_hardee_252 | June 17, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse


@ged0386


sjakemuzik wrote:
Typical, modern, black athlete.

ged0386 wrote:
Whats wrong? were you teased by the black jocks in high school. Thats usually the case with white guys who as grown men have a grudge against black guys. They were bussed to the black neighborhood schools and got beat up by the black kids. And they cant let it go. Even as adults.


sjakemuzik wrote:
And as an African American male, I can say whatever I want about the young black generation. The majority of them are spoiled and don't wanna honor their commitments. ie, Carlos Rogers, DeAngelo HALL, ETC.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
@ged0386

Don't you owe sjakemuzik and all white adult males an apology? It's time you grow up ged0386.

Posted by: hessone | June 17, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

The Union is worse than Haynesworthless and it's because they always run to they're aid no matter how wrong they are only fuels more/future players to continue to act like this. And to you start telling these knuckleheads NO they'll continue to act this way, partly because they've never been told NO before.

Posted by: papaskynz | June 17, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Not a negative word from Wilbon, you notice. After all, in Wilbon's world, Fat Albert is one more criminal thieving brother getting over on the Man. Wilbon, naturally, LOVES all this.

Posted by: JamesChristian | June 17, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I wish AH would have been house sitting for Sean Taylor in Miami couple years back.....
GOOD ONE.

Posted by: fearturtle44 | June 17, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Ah, the Ghost of Cerrato past . . . Big Al, take that churro outta your mouth and get to Ashburn tout suite; your bank account is urging you to go.

I can't wait until Haynesworthless is on the Lions where he belongs and we can get back to playing football.

In other news, it's kind of fun to be in the news 24-7, beats the crickets.

Posted by: Corvis777 | June 17, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Haynesworth Mama ought to take that little boy by the ear and smack him upside his head.

Posted by: boblas | June 17, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse


Bottom line, Stompworth has his money and doesn't want to play football anymore. $nyder made the decision to sign Stompworth, and like so many other decisions he's made reguarding the Redskins, he has destroyed the team he owns and I used to love. Hail no more. Not another dime!

BOYCOTT $NYDER OR YOU'RE A FOOL WITH YOUR MONEY!

Posted by: hessone | June 17, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse


Bottom line, Stompworth has his money and doesn't want to play football anymore. $nyder made the decision to sign Stompworth, and like so many other decisions he's made reguarding the Redskins, he has destroyed the team he owns and I used to love. Hail no more. Not another dime!

BOYCOTT $NYDER OR YOU'RE A FOOL WITH YOUR MONEY!

Posted by: hessone | June 17, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

You know what… I really don’t care how the language in the CBA reads, this guy did no bargain in “good faith”, he had no intentions on coming to mini-camp when he accepted that check and to me THAT makes Albert Hainesworth a thief and a liar. Although the team may not be able to get their money back via legal means they still have other options… if a player does not make the “dress” roster for game day he doesn’t get paid… guess what Fat Boy… you’ll watch every game from your basement this and next season until your contract is up.

Posted by: oda155 | June 17, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

This could turn into something much bigger than the Skins vs. Haynesworth. Think of the effect, should Albert get sued and the court fight. The impact on this verbage, the headlines, the league and other teams watching and being reminded of other players that get payed millions and breach their contracts. I can see this becoming a major argument in the new CBA. Say so long to the 2011 season.

Posted by: skins50 | June 17, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

So if I am reading this right the Skins now could at best get 25% of the signing bonus back?
___________________________________________

They will not get any signing bonus money back until he misses, a game. This was tried in the case of Ochocinco and Brandon Marshall. They get the fine for each day of the minicamp and they take 1/17 of a prorated portion of the signing bonus for each game missed. I gotta a question why are we playing the 3-4 any way. Haslett has coached the 4-3 and we do not have the personnel, are you going to tell me that Orakpo, Lorenzo Alexander, Chris Wilson, or Andre Carter are going to be any good in space especially in pass coverage. The teams that are successful in the 3-4 have dedicated 4 or 5 drafts to drafting players to fit that system. The defense has been a top ten defense the past 5 years in a 4-3.

Posted by: impartial1 | June 17, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Albert is pissing everyone off. The fans, the players, the union AND the sports agents. Think they'll be able to get anyone else a max deal after this?

Posted by: BenThere | June 17, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

knepp023, I'm thinking along those lines too...let him fester on the bench. Give him his own YooHoo cooler with a straw and sit him.

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 17, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Knepp023. When he attends Training Camps, set him aside to just doing sprints and such, EVERY $#$# DAY!
Effectively END his career by making him inactive for every game the remainder of his contract. His door of playing opportunity effectively becomes CLOSED. Hope his EGO can deal with that! Since the 'Skins at best won't get much $$$ back, they CAN set an example. Screw with us and your career is OVER!

Posted by: wagenstill | June 17, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

BOYCOTT $NYDER OR GET READY FOR MORE CHAOS!!!!!

Posted by: hessone | June 17, 2010 8:23 AM

Really?!? How do you boycott a team owner? Do you stop being a Snyder fan? Safe to say that you will not find many among old (and I expect new) Skins Fans. I'm not able to get tickets to the games, so thats out...what do you suggest since you seem to have some insight on how to do this? If you cannot come up with something realistic then I'll mark just this down as the unrealistic BS that it comes across as.

Posted by: mford7522 | June 17, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

What to me is very troubling is this. This "man" has cashed in millions. Not that I am some sort of attorney cause I am not, but it seems to me common sense. Albert is upset that the team is going to a defense he doesn't want to play. He now about the defense when he collected the 21 million. Now I don't know about the rest of you but at 21 million just recently cashed I wouldn't care what defense I was playing in. Also if AH is as good as he thinks he is it doesn't matter if it's 4-3, 3-4 or 4-6 he would still be making plays wouldn't he? I mean I see Baltimore and they use a 3-4 and I see thier defensive lineman making plenty of plays so is it far fetched for AH to man up and show that he is as advertised? Also if the Redskins weren't smart enough to put some type of clause in that contract to protect them, especially based on AH's past then I hate to say it, it serves the Redskins right. But it again shows the incompetence of Vinny Cerrato and anyone that even drew that contract up. I also would like to point out going back to the LaVar Arrington contract issue years ago, Daniel Snyder and his contract team should have learned from that. Perhaps this will be a 21 million dollar lesson to Daniel Snyder.

Posted by: russellpenmaniii | June 17, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Now remember, folks. This is the a$$ who stomped on an opposing linemans head when he was with the Titans, remember that? He's basically showing that kind of sportsmanship now. Haynesworthless, it's the thought that counts applies to more than just gift-giving. Karma's got something waiting for ya. Promise. Fata$$...

Posted by: BillStoner | June 17, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Either:

1) trade him on our terms, which include him repaying some $$ and us getting good value; or

2) pay him and assign him to the practice squad for the entire season. make him show up and work every day, and don't let him play a down on Sunday. See how he likes that.

Posted by: washingtonfan-ngg | June 17, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

As much as we all want to find a way to get back at AH by making him sit etc. it would end up to be a big distraction.

He has us by the nads.

We need to just cut our losses and take the best offer on the table right now and end it. Even if AH changes his mind, we dont want him, need him, or want him around, so why play this out any further?

Take the best offer out there right now. And lets move on to positive things.

Posted by: Gibbs4Pres | June 17, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Hold onto him and don't play him for the next three years. That will completely ruin his career and cost the Skins very little.

But the organization screwed up by not releasing him before the $21 million was due.

Posted by: travisloop | June 17, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

collective bargaining = spoiled millionaires crapping on exploited fans

Posted by: batigol85 | June 17, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

OOOOHooooo a little diddy about Danny & Vinny two shmucks with too much money

Heading down south to buy a hero what'd they end up with was aaanother zero

Go on take the money and run

Posted by: dannyboyrules | June 17, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

OOOOHooooo a little diddy about Danny & Vinny two shmucks with too much money

Heading down south to buy a hero what'd they end up with was aaanother zero

Go on take the money and run

Posted by: dannyboyrules | June 17, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Fat Albert is a thief, a coward and a lier. Let's drop his butt with the BP CEO's in the middle of the oil spill and see if they can swim through it. There maybe some justice in it.

Posted by: raleighnative | June 17, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

My family and I went on a six day vacation to the Bahamas, the Atlantis Hotel and Casino. Guess who was vacationing at te Atlantis too??? Yes, big Albert Haynesworth, all while his teammates were sweating it out in mini camp.. I saw him twice in the Casino.....

Posted by: aorent | June 19, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I can't even deal with this anymore. I'm just gonna sit and enjoy John Wall and Stephen Strasburg for the next 10 years. I'm done with Fat Al

Posted by: mardiros | June 16, 2010 9:03 PM
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You mean, "for the next 6 years." Because there is no way Strasburg is not a Yankee after this current deal with the Nats.

Posted by: dc-chi-guy | June 21, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

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