Haynesworth fined for block on Hall's 92-yard TD return
Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness as a result of a block he threw away from the play on Chicago Bears right tackle J’Marcus Webb, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Webb was pursuing cornerback DeAngelo Hall on his 92-yard interception return, although pursuing should be loosely because a lineman practicing trail technique on a defensive back isn’t going to win that foot race. Well away from Hall, Haynesworth leveled Webb, the kind of hit that reminds you of the shot Warren Sapp put on Chad Clifton in 2002 that significantly injured Clifton.
Haynesworth did not draw a penalty on the play. In fact, the Bears were assessed a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff as Webb was penalized for retaliating against Haynesworth. It was by far the best game of the season for Haynesworth, who had a sack and two tackles for a loss.
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