Monday, December 06, 2010

Albert Haynesworth Speaks to DC Media and Blast Redskins

Anyone who has followed the NFL this season knows the soap opera that has followed the Washington Redskins all season. Being based in Alexandria Va, Walker Sports has had the honor of watching the entire drama unfold just outside our doorstep. Today things appear to have come to a head with Albert Haynesworth coming forward and explaining himself, and his actions for the past four months.

Albert Haynesworth first butted heads with new Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan in April when the new Redskins coach announced he was switching the team to a 3-4 defensive scheme. This irked the big man and subsequently he chose to skip all OTA's. Mike Shanahan did what any head coach would do to punish his $100 million player, he embarrassed Haynesworth and forced him to run repeated shuttle runs as part of a fitness test before he was allowed to join the team in pre-season practice. Of course this warranted a response from Haynesworth and the two sides have been feuding ever since.

On Sunday the Redskins deactivated Hayneswoth without giving an explanation. The rumor was Albert was out drinking on Thursday night and had a horrible practice on Friday as a result. Haynesworth denies his being hungover but who knows.

On Monday night Albert Haynesworth reached out to my good friend Rocky Parrish of the Kevin and Rock Show on 106.7 the fan and said he was ready to tell his side of the story. What came next was one of the best and most candid player interviews you will ever hear.

I'd like to give a huge shout out to Kevin and Rock for getting this amazing interview, believe me you want to hear this.


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