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Redskins Suspend Albert Haynesworth for Rest of Season

The Albert Haynesworth vs. Mike Shanahan situation has finally come to a head: He’s been suspended for the rest of the season by the Redskins. Shanahan had this to say:

“Despite the club’s numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time. Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations.  He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well.

“Yesterday, when Albert was at Redskin Park, he told our General Manager Bruce Allen that he [Haynesworth] would no longer speak with me.  Although suspending any player is not a decision that a head coach enters into lightly, I believe the situation has reached the point where the club clearly has no alternative.”

This officially concludes the worst move in the storied history of shitty moves by Dan Snyder & Co. SB Nation DC (shameless plug) will be tracking this story — it appears Haynesworth will appeal the suspension, so there is more fun to come.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Walter Johnson

    December 7, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    good riddance you fat whiny fuck.

  2. CptChaosSidekick

    December 7, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Hopefully the last reminder of fail we have endured. Maybe this is a page-turner into a new era.

  3. Jules

    December 7, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    About damn time.

  4. Jamie Mottram

    December 7, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Guilty of being fat. And unbearable. And unreasonable. And so on.

  5. horseydeucey

    December 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    CaptChaos, is McNabb still on the team?

  6. Carls

    December 7, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Well, the Ultimate Leader era in Washington is certainly off to a great start! This team is so much better than it was under Zorn and Blatche…

    I don’t understand how the self-described Ultimate Leader could take such a stupid and self-defeating course with Haynesworth, transforming someone who while a challenging individual with an exorbitant contract was no doubt also a big asset on the field, stripping him of all the value and leaving the club of which you are the Ultimate Leader saddled only with the cost side of this. And making the cost side worse by layering in a bunch of player vs. coach, black vs. white, my way or the highway unneeded noise.

    I’m much more a fan of the Earl Weaver approach: let me take my players and put them in positions that play to their strengths as much as possible. Let me not get distracted by the stuff I don’t like that they do. Let me not create unneeded distractions, because my goal is to win, and as brilliant as I think am, winning really only happens through the players, not through my genius.

    Color me skeptical that Shannahan will produce a championship caliber team in DC. His choices so far haven’t been winners, most notably McNabb and Haslett. As an aside, if you read Football Outsiders Almanac for this season, they nailed it in their prediction of just how bad a Haslett-led defense can be.

  7. Snyder's Bitch

    December 7, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Could the season have been saved if he was traded/cut earlier? How badly has this issue ruined the chemistry in the locker room?

  8. carlos

    December 7, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    I don’t think Bradshaw, Jacobs, Tuck or Umenyora were running untouched through the chemistry in the locker room

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