Albert Haynesworth is still a Washington Redskin. Albert Haynesworth has had ongoing legal problems. Albert Haynesworth now has new legal problems. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. It is just an ongoing saga. One that I am eager to see slip into the ugly portion of the history of this franchise.
This time, Haynesworth has been charged with simple assault in connection to road rage.
The episode occurred Wednesday morning, and involved a 38-year-old man driving a 1994 Honda Civic and another driver, allegedly Haynesworth, both driving south on the Fairfax County Parkway, Broderick said. The driver of the Civic reportedly felt that a pickup truck following behind him was tailgating, and issued a “non-verbal hand gesture” to the pickup driver, Broderick said.
About 9:16 a.m., at the intersection with New Dominion Parkway, near the entrance to Reston Hospital Center, the two vehicles came to a stoplight. Broderick said the driver of the pickup truck emerged from his vehicle, had a brief exchange of words, and then struck the Civic driver.
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There is no doubt, not just based on the history of Haynesworth here in DC, this guy is scum. Haynesworth bucked the system installed by Mike Shanahan and Jim Haslett from day one, angering many of his fellow teammates. Haynesworth consistently refused over the off-season to play in a 3-4 system, even early in the Shanahan tenure before he even knew what his assigned role within the system would be. The fact is, Haynesworth never has been a ‘team guy’ and a purely a ‘me guy’. Not a guy you want in the locker room.
My only question regarding this type of behavior is why Haynesworth never brought the rage consistently to the football field. Yes, there were times last year that Haynesworth played focused, dominating football. But, there were also times he sowed disinterest, tiredness, and heck, why not even napping tendencies.
I for one am so looking forward to the post-Hayensworth Era. The question is, will it be by trade or by release?