Haynesworth vows to miss 2011 offseason program
If Albert Haynesworth’s postgame chat with Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post is an indicator of things to come, the 2010 season is not going to go smoothly for Albert Haynesworth.
Maybe it would best be called yet another indicator of things to come. And know right now that Haynesworth has already announced you can forget about seeing him during the offseason program in 2011. He’s not coming.
As you might have heard, Haynesworth was not happy being relegated to duty in the second half of the Redskins’ 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. Yes, Mike Shanahan determined that after Haynesworth missed practice last week he would have to roll with the reserves in what can be described mostly as garbage time.
Haynesworth sacked Ravens quarterback Troy Smith and looked plenty explosive in doing so, but he was clearly miffed.
“I got told I had ‘headaches’ or whatever, and that's why I couldn't go out and practice," Haynesworth said to reporters afterward. "I think it was a little bit more than that. I guess they didn't want to disclose it."
Haynesworth said the team “left out a whole lot of stuff” that went along with the headaches he had last week when he was sidelined.
“I guess to make themselves look good, make me look bad for not going to their offseason conditioning program," Haynesworth said. "But, I mean, next year I'm not coming either. I'm going to be with my trainer again and I'll get back in the same shape I am and feel good about myself."
It was at about that point that one of the Redskins media relations employees cut off Haynesworth’s little pow-wow with reporters. In a chat with Svrluga on the way to his car, Haynesworth explained he had dizziness and vomited getting out of the hot tub last week.
He’s hot because he believes he is still being punished for missing the entire offseason program.
“I think so. It's all right. I don't care,” Haynesworth told Svrluga. “I'm a football player, I know I can still play the game. As long as I get this defense down, I'll be all right."
At some point, you have to wonder if the Redskins will say enough is enough.
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