The NFL Players Association is going to bat for Albert Haynesworth.
Ryan O’Halloran of CSNWashington.com reports that the players union has filed a grievance on behalf of the defensive tackle who last week was suspended for the final four regular-season games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team.
At stake is roughly $847,000, the amount Haynesworth loses in the suspension. Per the report, the NFLPA will seek to recoup all or a portion of that money. Four games is the maximum length a player can be suspended in the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Haynesworth’s case is reportedly bolstered by the fact that he had not received previous written warnings. If that’s the case and he succeeds, the Redskins don’t deserve to keep the money.
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