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Haynesworth accepts fine: 'We're a family'

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth figured he would have to write a check for his involvement in an incident on the field during Monday night's 45-12 loss to the New York Giants. He found out how big the amount is today: $10,000.

That was how much the NFL fined Haynesworth in handing down disciplinary action against him and New York running back Brandon Jacobs, who must pay $7,500 for his role in the altercation, according to a league source familiar with the situation.

"You gotta do what you gotta do," Haynesworth said after practice at Redskins Park. "That's just the way it is."

The incident occurred early in the fourth quarter of the rout and primarily involved cornerback DeAngelo Hall (who was not fined), Haynesworth and Jacobs. With quarterback Eli Manning in the process of being sacked by Lorenzo Alexander, Manning flipped the ball to the right to Jacobs, who couldn't get a handle on it while Hall was battling him.

After the ball fell to the ground, Hall and Jacobs mixed it up, shoving each other as players from both teams rushed in. Haynesworth got into it with Jacobs and Giants tackle Will Beatty, and punches were clearly thrown. Haynesworth was assessed an unsportsmanlike penalty.

"I mean, we're a family, we're like a bunch of brothers, and you're supposed to stick up for 'em," Haynesworth said. "I know growing up, shoot, your brother got jumped, you were there and you ain't help? Then you were gonna get it when you get home. You've got to stick up for 'em."

By Jason Reid  |  December 24, 2009; 6:35 PM ET
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At least he's doing something to earn his $100 mil. I can't believe he just got here and he was been the only one to step up both times Hall was getting jumped.

Posted by: F0X7 | December 24, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | December 24, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Its amazing to me that Jacobs got a lesser fine than AH when he was the a$$clown that not only started it but threw punches!

Posted by: clwalker1906 | December 24, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Fire Blanche

Posted by: TDawg1 | December 24, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

What a rip-off. The original instigator gets the lesser fine. Ogee, I forgot he plays for the Gints. So he gets to be the "Punch" in the Punch & Judy.

The bigger problem was JZ not standing up for AH. If it had been me I would have been totally in the referee's face like a baseball manager contesting a call. I am done with his "be medium" Football more so than any of the other major sports is a game of passion & emotion and he really doesn't have much of either.

Posted by: rillbizi | December 24, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Dear Santa,
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A NEW COACH AND STAFF. ALBERT STOOD UP AND I AM PROUD OF HIM. WE NEED TO LET HIM GO STRAIGHT UP FIELD AND CREATE HAVOC INSTEAD OF TRYING TO HAVE HIM COVER GUYS OR DROP BACK IN ZONE. BLACHE IS PAST HIS PRIME & JERRY GRAY SHOULD BE THE NEXT D COORDINATOR. I JUST WANT A WINNING SEASON AND I FEEL WE ARE A COUPLE OF O LINEMAN SHORT AND VERY GOOD COACH

Posted by: bert3 | December 24, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

The fight was the only time all night I actually yelled and cheered. I was glad to finally see them be aggressive.

DHall is trying to make a play on what appeared to be a live, gets face masked and then punched, and Albert comes in late when Jacobs is still trying to punk Hall.

I don't care what anybody says: I like Albert, I like his ability, and I like his willingness to get ejected and fined to stick up for the Redskins. We all know his history, but he has never been an instigator here, only an enforcer when a team mate is getting dirtied.

The only thing that irritated me about the sequence is that the whole bench didn't clear in the face of that BS from Jacobs. Bunch of Putas if you ask me...sometimes you just have to say F it and GO. Losing by 30 in the 4th is no time to let an opponent punk your #1 CB right in front of your bench.

And Zorn??? He should have been 15 yards onto the field losing it to the point of being ejected in the face of that abortion of a call from the ref. Instead he mimics Jacobs while bleating "27 threw a punch".

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 24, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

George, You made DC sports interesting... regardless of wins or lost... which says alot about how you will be missed

Posted by: travmanf | December 24, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone see the new Sports Illustrated. They did a thing on this decade and at the end had a Not to be forgotten article where they listed athletes who died during the 2000's Chris Henry in there but is nothing on Sean Taylor. I find this very upsetting personally

Posted by: mattdouthat | December 24, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Good stuff Big Al...

About time someone tries to defend a team mate.

I am still ticked remembering how the Cowboys dragged Jeff George around the tuff like a rag doll and no one was there to defend him.

I hope we get a decent Head Coach next year and can actually be competitive against the Giants...

Posted by: samiismoni14 | December 24, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

"I mean, we're a family, we're like a bunch of brothers, and you're supposed to stick up for 'em..."

in light of AH's cheap shot at the coaching staff, i can safely assume that parental authority didn't stand for much in his "family."

Posted by: mdrockjock | December 24, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Merry Christmas you guys. It's been fun sharing, sparring and commiserating.

Here's to a productive 2010!

Posted by: edvar | December 24, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Why did the authors of the Bible have to put Christmas week during the Cowboys holiday? Takes all the oomph out of it.

Good luck and happy holidays to you all.

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 24, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Fire Blanche

Posted by: TDawg1

Blanche? Who the hell's Blanche, your chambermaid?

Posted by: TheCork | December 24, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Come on Big Guy, match the fine with a donation to needy Souls at Christmas time. Challenge Jacobs and other finees to do the same.

Mery Christmas, campers.

Posted by: TheCork | December 24, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Who would have thought something positive like this would have came out of that blowout. With all this togetherness it kinda make me want to get Tim Tebow...

Posted by: ATLredskin | December 24, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

It's been fun sharing, sparring and commiserating.

Posted by: edvar | December 24, 2009 9:04 PM

Likewise, edvar. Best holiday wishes to you and your family.

Posted by: League-Source | December 24, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I think Zorn's "be medium" tactics have gotten to the squad and taken some of the edge and fight out of the squad. It's football, gotta have the tough physical mentality and attitude reflects leadership or lack thereof.

Time to move on from Zorn, he is in over his head and has given up. The play before halftime screams of Spurrier going for it on his own 20 yd line. The proverbial tapout, I'm done - pull me out!

Posted by: scyoung2 | December 24, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

That fight was the best thing Haynesworth has done all season!

Not sure why Jacobs wasn't flagged or assessed a larger penalty. HE was the one picking on a smaller player. Big Al just stepped in to help his lil bro out!

Posted by: TheSuperhoo | December 24, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Didn't this exact same scenario play out in the Falcons game?

Why is Haynesworth the only player on the defense who has his teammates' back? A little disturbing to me, especially for a defense who said they wanted to be "nasty" before the season began.

Kudos to Big Al for coming to the rescue and sucking up a fine to do it.

Posted by: Jason10 | December 24, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

A week later, and i'm stil peeved, someone mentioned it before and I think they're right, we do have a MOLE working for the Giants. How come they're the only team that blows us up so well? Its like they're in our huddle on O and D. Nevertheless, fire Blanche!

Posted by: cnomaan | December 24, 2009 11:42 PM | Report abuse

JAcobs should have been the only one fined

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | December 24, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

I, for one, think we need more like Albert on this team. I haven't watched a good d line player on this team for a while and it's exciting to anticipate what havoc he is going to cause next. Not to mention finally getting someone on this team that plays with some anger and attitude. He is being used wrong because Blache, just like manboobs, believes in a strict system with no room for individual talent. What a bunch of crap...burn it down.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 25, 2009 12:39 AM | Report abuse

The Hamsters were tucked all snug in their beds,
while visions of Shanahan danced in their heads

Merry Christmas, Hamster Nation. Try not to gouge your eyes out.

Posted by: daggar | December 25, 2009 12:54 AM | Report abuse

You're a good man Albert!

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | December 25, 2009 4:51 AM | Report abuse

Like I said when he stomped that dude's head from Dallas:

This guy is a keeper.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 25, 2009 6:32 AM | Report abuse

Heard on Albert's IPod:

"We Are Fam-i-ly!!
The DBs and the Safeties and Me!!"

Posted by: Samson151 | December 25, 2009 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Jacobs and Haynesworth should have both been ejected and Jacobs deserved at least a personal foul for his actions. It's despicable that he didn't get more and that the refs let his actions slide. Discipline in this league is more random and ineffective than even in the NHL.

Comparing hockey to football: in hockey, a sport that glorifies fighting if someone acted like jacobs and used another player's or his own equipment with intent to injure (I don't know how you could argue otherwise he was spinning Hall around by his facemask) it's an ejection from the game and likely a 2-5 game suspension. In football you don't even get a penalty.
In hockey if a fight breaks out after a whistle similar to in the skins giants game where haynesworth was punching and jacobs didn't throw a punch Haynesworth would have gotten an instigator penalty and been thrown out of the game. Probably no suspension though. Kinda puts in perspective how the league looks at their players. Haynesworth got a larger fine for giving open hand slaps to a player with a helmet on (how effective could that be?). Jacobs got a slap on the wrist for nearly decapitating Hall.

It's mind boggling.

Posted by: remain | December 25, 2009 8:20 AM | Report abuse

If it had been me I would have been totally in the referee's face like a baseball manager contesting a call.

Posted by: rillbizi | December 24, 2009 7:45 PM |

Look, I'd like to see the end of Zorn, but why would it have been a good idea for him to get a 15-yard penalty -- on top of Haynesworth's 15-yarder -- by acting like a baseball manager? And, please, no "fire the team up" crap. This team was not playing for nobody, no how Monday night. They were dead meat.

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

I think Zorn's "be medium" tactics have gotten to the squad and taken some of the edge and fight out of the squad. It's football, gotta have the tough physical mentality and attitude reflects leadership or lack thereof.

Time to move on from Zorn, he is in over his head and has given up. The play before halftime screams of Spurrier going for it on his own 20 yd line. The proverbial tapout, I'm done - pull me out!

Posted by: scyoung2 | December 24, 2009 10:54 PM

Agree that it's time to move on. But what does the fake FG have to do with it? Those plays are exactly the opposite of the "be medium" approach you dislike. FG's are medium, fake FG's are all-or-nothing. Fake FG's are great when they work, and we were 2-2 on fake FG's before Monday night, each time for a TD.

Fact is, that fake FG would have worked if Hunter Smith had more of an arm. Fred Davis was wide open behind the Giants secondary, even after we'd telegraphed the play. Look at the tape next time they show it. And they'll show it lots because Zorn is not the laughing stock of the week, month, and -- maybe -- decade.

You can use a lot of adjectives to describe that play, but "medium" isn't one of them.

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Medium can take a hike! This team needs some fire under its rear end! Also needs a new Defensive coach to put the players in the right position to max out their abilities!! Happy holidays to all! By the way F - Dallas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | December 25, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Happy holidays to all! By the way F - Dallas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | December 25, 2009 9:53 AM

Something contradictory about these two statements. Maybe "all" is the wrong word.

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Sign the woman that sacked da Pope- two years in a row, its now a holiday tradition!! You thought the government suit moshpit in DC was hairy, try going to the Vatican for Christmas!! Anyways, pardon my foul cockney English football fan's warped brain, the iridescent Virgin came to me in the Jamestown stockade last night, and told me to wish y'alls a Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown..and Art Monk and Gary Clark and all the rest of yuz..peace..

Posted by: frak | December 25, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Easy to miss it amid the holidays and the other sports news, but LaVar Arrington's restaurant closed. First Six Flags goes belly up and now the Sideline:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/24/AR2009122403098.html?hpid=newswell

Sorry for all the peeps working for him that he stiffed, and then they lost their jobs on Christmas eve. As a club owner, Arrington makes a great New York Giant.

What a piece of work that man is. He complains that Snyder cheated him and turns around and screws his employees on Christmas eve.

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

What a piece of work that man is. He complains that Snyder cheated him and turns around and screws his employees on Christmas eve.

Posted by: League-Source

They filed for bankruptcy protection on June. Any employee surprised by the closing must have been living in their own world. Lavar's beef with Snyder and his failed business have nothing to do with each other.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 25, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

CHRISTMAS WISH-LIST:

Immediate needs for the 2010 season. We need a first rate DT, a strong-side OLB, a shut-down CB, and a blazing fast SeanTaylor-type FS on defense. On offense we need a RB, two OT's, a LG and RG backup. We can't get them all in one draft, but a back-up RG might already be on the team in EDWIN WILLIAMS.

GRIFFIN is now injury-prone, GOLSTON and ALEXANDER are too light to play effective DT in this league, and MONTGOMERY is just not working out. He's sealed off a lot of times when the opposing offense runs up the gut. We need a new DT stud to run with MONEYSWORTH. I don't really know who at this point.

KEITH BULLOCK or another solid NFL FA veteran is needed for the strong-side OLB position and ORAKPO should be relieved of those duties.

I do not believe either JUSTIN TRYON or KEVIN BARNES are the answer at CB. FRED SMOOT cannot play cover corner any longer, and CARLOS ROGERS only plays at a high level when it suits him. I'm pimping for DUNTA ROBINSON in FA.

At free safety, I'm not sure we have enough draft picks with all the offensive needs to draft high for ERIC BERRY. TERRELL WHITEHEAD of NORFOLK STATE might be a good seventh round pick just as a start.

There is no question we need two new OT's this year. What's coming onto the FA market is probably not going to do it for the REDSKINS, and drafting another great running back to get swallowed up by opposing defenses is not the way to go here, IMHO of course.

Our high picks must be saved for the o-line. We will get the #5 pick when KC wins another game and we don't. Leaving both clubs tied record-wise, we get the higher pick based upon our loss to KC this year.

With that pick we should take either LT's RUSSELL OKUNG or BRUCE CAMPBELL. In the second round, we should take CIRON BLACK of LSU for the RT spot. The third and fourth OT's should come from STEPHON HEYER, and LEVI JONES or a FA pick.

The o-line should get a LG back-up to DOCKERY as there isn't one with BATISTE gone, not that there was while he was here. Between signing MIKE WILLIAMS, RANDY THOMAS, CHAD RINEHART and EDWIN WILLIAMS, I think the RG position can be taken care of internally.

We worry about the centers in 2011. Sign the red-snapper, and roll with RABACH and MONTGOMERY, although we will need upgrades at those three slots after 2010.

Pick a RB with the fourth round choice and hope BA gets the right one.

Our fifth should be another guard. MIKE JOHNSON will be long gone by then, and I don't know who to recommend. I would pull in MATT McCRACKEN as a FA signee if he falls out of the draft. The U of R LG made CAA 1st team for the third straight year, and A-A honors on three different lists including AP and TSN repeat.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 25, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

At least LaVar correctly understood who was directly responsible for his REDSKINS career, and who to be sore at if it didn't go according to plan - which it didn't. And it wasn't DALE LINDSEY.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 25, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

They filed for bankruptcy protection on June. Any employee surprised by the closing must have been living in their own world.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 25, 2009 10:41 AM

Yeah, they deserved to lose their jobs on Christmas eve. Merry Christmas to you too, Mr. Scrooge.

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Sign the woman that sacked da Pope- two years in a row, its now a holiday tradition!!

Posted by: frak | December 25, 2009 10:10 AM

We'll put her in next time we play the Saints.

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: League-Source | December 25, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

They filed for bankruptcy protection on June. Any employee surprised by the closing must have been living in their own world.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 25, 2009 10:41 AM

OK LaVar

Posted by: greatteamdan | December 25, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

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