Update 6/16 Haynesworth Will Skip Minicamp; Demands Trade

6/15/10 Tuesday

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who skipped the Redskins' voluntary workout program in protest of his new role on the team, will not attend the mandatory minicamp that begins Wednesday and wants to be traded, his agent said Tuesday night.

Despite conflicts over Haynesworth's role in the new defense, Speck said Haynesworth's desire to leave Washington after only one season is rooted more in his belief that he was lied to from the beginning of his relationship with the team. Snyder led the Redskins' pursuit of Haynesworth, according to people in the organization at the time, assuring Haynesworth he would be allowed to play aggressively.  (Jason Reid, Washington Post)

How do you feel about this???

Statement released by Haynesworth...

"The Washington Redskins are a great and storied franchise with an owner in Mr. Snyder that will do anything in his power to win and a fan base that is unrivaled in the NFL. When I signed here after meeting all day with the staff and top executives, and talked about the defense that we would run and what my role would be, I was assured I would have the freedom to play to my strengths and I was excited about the future. After many years in the NFL, I know what it takes for me to perform at my highest level. My number one goal has always been to help my team win -period. It's also important at my position to help free my teammates to make plays, which I've done throughout my career when I've been allowed to play to my strengths. I will continue to work individually to prepare for training camp and the start of the 2010 season." [CSN]

6/16/10 Wednesday...Update

New Info... Today mandatory minicamp workout ended early, because of rain. Shanahan said Wednesday that if disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth would return some -- or maybe all -- of the $21 million bonus money that he was paid April 1, then it is possible that Washington would try to trade or release him.

I say he returns all of the 21 million that he was paid, if he really wants a trade.....

Im just so disappointed in Haynesworth!


Teammates called him, "selfish," for skipping the team's mandatory minicamp Wednesday.

Haynesworth's selfishness bore its head last season when the $100-million free agent wasn't into things on the field if it didn't benefit him. It's all about him, how he's going to benefit, Fletcher said.

Other NFL Players also had something to say about the situation...

If I were his teammate, I would ask for a trade. There's no way you can win with a guy like that on your team. Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals.

How can any team win with a player like this????????