Posted Fri Jun 18th by Mr.East
Throughout the history of the NFL there have been players who want to be traded so they can get a long term and lucrative contract. Josh McDaniels would know. However this is not the case with Albert Haynesworth. Apparently the $21 million he collected on April 1st is just a gift from the Redskins, because now he wants to be traded… and yes, keep the money. Did you just hear that? That’s the sound of Brandon Marshall now looking like Mother Teresa.
Could Albert Haynesworth be anymore of an ass? Kudos to Dan Synder for making the face stomper into the highest paid defensive player in the history of the NFL. Non-sarcastic kudos to Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan who are trying to recoup the $21 million from the fat man.
“He decided to take our check and we’re very disappointed he wasn’t here today,” Shanahan said.
Who honestly signs that kind of contract and doesn’t show up to even a 15 mandatory practice? Shouldn’t your priorities change when you job is paying you $41 million in the first three years? Take a lesson from the Champ, he may only be making about $13 million this year, but even he showed up to all the voluntary practices. Hell I even think he was at a few of the janitor’s meetings.
I believe that London ‘Mr. Lunch Pail’ Fletcher said it the best.
“Obviously, he’s under contract with the Washington Redskins. From a business standpoint, I don’t see them giving him $32 million and trading him or giving him away. He has the option to give the money back if he really doesn’t want to be here. He could always give the money back. But once he decided to take money from this organization, he’s a Washington Redskin. I say, yeah, he can come back if he shows he’s willing to buy into what we’re doing, if he’s going to be on- board with what we’re trying to do. One man is not going to stop what we’re trying to accomplish this year. One man is not going to stop what we’re going to accomplish this year. We’ve got big goals set for us this year, high aspirations. Football is going to be played with him or without him. We’re going to play some good football.”
Players like Haynesworth is the reason why the owners want a bigger piece if the NFL revenue pie. If there is no football in 2011 you can sure bet good old Al didn’t help one bit. This is the same man that has “allegedly” impregnated a stripper, promised to support her, and ran out on her.
I can’t believe we live in a world where people like Albert Haynesworth are allowed to waste our oxygen. If he doesn’t want to work for his paycheck I’m sure I can find someone who does. What’s sad is that I can honestly say that BP is doing a better job.
I’m starting to realize that the island wasn’t purgatory, that job always belonged to Albert Haynesworth.