Given Albert's rant on the radio last night, the Redskins finally put all of us out of our misery.
Here's Mike Shanahan's announcement via Redskins.com:
"Despite the club's numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time. Among other things, he has consistently indicated to our defensive coaches that he refuses to play in our base defense or on first-down or second-down nickel situations. He has also refused to follow the instructions of our coaches both during weekly practices and during actual games as well.
"Yesterday, when Albert was at Redskin Park, he told our General Manager Bruce Allen that he [Haynesworth] would no longer speak with me. Although suspending any player is not a decision that a head coach enters into lightly, I believe the situation has reached the point where the club clearly has no alternative."
What's there to say at this point? Snyder and Cerrato started this mess and Shanahan's ending it. We all got screwed from the beginning because Albert lied to his coaches and took that $21 million check with the understanding he'd be in for the 3-4 and part of this team. That obviously never happened. It's over, much like our season. Can we start talking draft picks yet?