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Popps
09-25-2010, 10:25 PM
40 acres and a mule, or $100 mil. Hmmm.....


CBSSports.com wire reports
Sep. 25, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Albert Haynesworth said Saturday his $100 million contract doesn't make him a slave to the Washington Redskins.

In an interview with 106.7 The Fan, the two-time All-Pro defensive tackle said the big paychecks don't mean he can't push back when the team asks him to play a different position.

Haynesworth, who rarely speaks to the media, was upset this year when the Redskins switched to a 3-4 defense and told him he would be playing nose tackle.

Haynesworth protested by staying away from the team's offseason conditioning program and practices. He also skipped a mandatory minicamp and was unable to pass the team's conditioning test until the 10th day of training camp - all despite receiving a $21 million bonus on April 1.

"I guess in this world we don't have a lot of people with, like, backbones," Haynesworth said. "Just because somebody pay you money don't mean they'll make you do whatever they want or whatever. I mean, does that mean everything is for sale?

"I mean, I'm not for sale. Yeah, I signed the contract and got paid a lot of money, but ... that don't mean I'm for sale or a slave or whatever."

Haynesworth said it was agreed that he would play defensive tackle in a 4-3 system when he signed with the Redskins in 2009, but the team has since overhauled its front office, coaching staff and offensive and defensive schemes. He said he now likes the new scheme better as he works with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Haynesworth made a passing reference to his disputes with coach Mike Shanahan, saying some things "went down with me and Mike," but he did not elaborate. He also said he doesn't like the spotlight and would rather be someone who can just "go to Wal-Mart and hang out."

Haynesworth implied he would be playing in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. He was used as a backup in the season opener against Dallas and missed last week's game against Houston with a sprained ankle

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/14014627/haynesworth-says-skins-deal-doesnt-make-him-slave

SoCalBronco
09-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Force him to push the sled for 200 yards....preferably on a really hot day.

5 times in a row.

Dagmar
09-25-2010, 10:35 PM
Going up against Mike Shanahan? He is not only a diva, but very very stupid.

brncs_fan
09-25-2010, 10:35 PM
Did he really just have the audacity to compare him being asked to play a different position while being paid $100 mil. to slavery?

Haynesworth said. "Just because somebody pay you money don't mean they'll make you do whatever they want or whatever.

If you signed a contract, then yes it does.

Archer81
09-25-2010, 10:38 PM
OMGZ! Shanahan is ruiningz the teem!

Seriously Albert just needs to play. If he is that miserable in DC, he should play this season and ask to be moved in the offseason. Its not like Snyder or Mike are going to care about eating that size of a caphit. That silly ass.

:Broncos:

baja
09-25-2010, 11:12 PM
One could only hope he invested with Berne Mad(e)off

azbroncfan
09-25-2010, 11:31 PM
Dumb ****ing ####### I must say. That ****er should be selling drugs on the street. He is as big of POS as I can think of and I can't believe I wanted Denver to sign him.

epicSocialism4tw
09-25-2010, 11:33 PM
Ha!

Albert needs a lesson in perspective, and it looks like Shanny has been trying to give him one.

gunns
09-25-2010, 11:44 PM
Maybe he should go stand in the unemployment line with people who would love to be "slaves". Like a team has to maintain the defensive formation for one player. Please.

Br0nc0Buster
09-25-2010, 11:50 PM
if being forced to play NT instead of DT for 21 million constitutes as being a slave, then I will gladly be a slave

vancejohnson82
09-25-2010, 11:52 PM
i remember the history lesson i got one day when they told me about the slaves signing contracts, driving Bentleys, playing sports and living in mansions....

i went to public school though

baja
09-25-2010, 11:55 PM
He'll be broke before he's 50.

azbroncfan
09-25-2010, 11:55 PM
He is a DFN. That's it.

Dagmar
09-25-2010, 11:56 PM
He'll be broke before he's 50.

He'll have to do a Brewsters millions thing to do that!

baja
09-25-2010, 11:59 PM
He'll have to do a Brewsters millions thing to do that!

It's because it's a lot of money that he will be relieved of it. He's too dumb and there are way too many slick dudes out there that will, like sharks, take big bites.

baja
09-26-2010, 12:00 AM
He is a DFN. That's it.

Does that stand for what I think it does?

JCMElway
09-26-2010, 12:14 AM
Does that stand for what I think it does?

Yikes. We could have some fireworks here.

vancejohnson82
09-26-2010, 12:15 AM
Does that stand for what I think it does?

maybe the second most racist thing I've ever read on here...which is saying a lot...

i would say that he's a dumb **** who has probably never had to work a day in his life since he grew into his body at around 13 years old...i'd love to see Shanny teach this prick a lesson

SoCalBronco
09-26-2010, 12:27 AM
Dumb ****ing ####### I must say. That ****er should be selling drugs on the street. He is as big of POS as I can think of and I can't believe I wanted Denver to sign him.

I'd like to think the bolded part is simply "F vcker", but between that and "DFN", I'm pretty sure I have a good idea what it was. Take a week and think about these things, man. You are better than this.

vancejohnson82
09-26-2010, 12:45 AM
I'd like to think the bolded part is simply "F vcker", but between that and "DFN", I'm pretty sure I have a good idea what it was. Take a week and think about these things, man. You are better than this.

banned....nice to see that **** like this won't be stood for...

anyway....point is, I think we all agree that Haynesworth is on a different planet, where mulit-millionaire athletes who don't like their personal numbers being affected by defensive scheme somehow relates to a race of people who were taken from their homeland and forced to perform manual labor for no pay

broncocalijohn
09-26-2010, 12:58 AM
Haynesworth should have stated in that juicy $100 million contract that he will only play in a 4-3 defense or he gets traded or released without bonus. I am sure he wouldnt go for that as not too many teams/owners are willing to pay that kind of cashe. You signed it regardless of who was coach and what system was in place. Things change. Does he want to win or just look good playing in a 4-3?

TomServo
09-26-2010, 01:02 AM
slave? shanny and dumbass synder told him if you cash that $21,000,000 check you will play what ever position your told. fat albert cashed the check and still bi tched.

TomServo
09-26-2010, 01:04 AM
again thats $21.000.000. slave my butt

bronco610
09-26-2010, 01:05 AM
if being forced to play NT instead of DT for 21 million constitutes as being a slave, then I will gladly be a slave

Count me in !!!

bronco610
09-26-2010, 01:06 AM
i remember the history lesson i got one day when they told me about the slaves signing contracts, driving Bentleys, playing sports and living in mansions....

i went to public school though

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

FantomForce
09-26-2010, 01:19 AM
lame

TomServo
09-26-2010, 01:34 AM
lame elaborate

TheReverend
09-26-2010, 02:22 AM
He thinks playing NT will destroy his career?

Doing what he's doing is destroying his career.

He may eventually manage to weasel out of this contract in time to sign on with another team, but it will NEVER be for remotely the amount they're paying him to be depth right now.

Stupid kid. I hope Gurode finds you in a dark alley.

GoBroncos DownUnder
09-26-2010, 02:40 AM
Why are we all so surprised?

Dan Snyder THREW money at the feet of a guy who did this:
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Snyder is getting what he deserves!:rofl:

footstepsfrom#27
09-26-2010, 02:47 AM
Haynesworth should have stated in that juicy $100 million contract that he will only play in a 4-3 defense or he gets traded or released without bonus. I am sure he wouldnt go for that as not too many teams/owners are willing to pay that kind of cashe. You signed it regardless of who was coach and what system was in place. Things change. Does he want to win or just look good playing in a 4-3?
Well according to him, when he signed in 2009 he had an agrement with the team that he play DT in a 4-3 scheme. IF that is true, and despite the fact that yes...he's probably the biggest douchebag in the NFL, he might have a legit beef. The question is not whether he's a prick or not..we already know that, but what does his contract say?

On another note, using him as a DT seems stupid anyway. Why not at DE if they wanted to go with the 3-4? Having him outside with Orakpo lined up next to him would just be sick.

Gort
09-26-2010, 02:59 AM
Albert Haynesworth said Saturday his $100 million contract doesn't make him a slave to the Washington Redskins.

the Race Card... don't leave home without it!

chadta
09-26-2010, 05:56 AM
am i the only one who sees this and kind of agrees with him ?

i mean supposed your a software engineer, you sign a contract with microsoft, and then the next week they make you a janitor, its kinda the same thing isnt it ? how many of you would stand for that ? so why should he have to ?

yes i realize that DT to NT is hardly as big of a switch as that, but the reality is its not what he signed up to do. It shows that he really is just all about me and not the team, and in a fair and just world it would lower his value on his next deal, but thats to be sorted out later, for now he is doing something other than what he signed up to do.

Dr. Broncenstein
09-26-2010, 06:45 AM
He signed a contract to play football. He is in breach of his contract. The Skins should sue him into oblivion. BTW, he can DIAF for trying to compare his situation to slavery.

The MVPlaya
09-26-2010, 06:57 AM
am i the only one who sees this and kind of agrees with him ?

i mean supposed your a software engineer, you sign a contract with microsoft, and then the next week they make you a janitor, its kinda the same thing isnt it ? how many of you would stand for that ? so why should he have to ?

yes i realize that DT to NT is hardly as big of a switch as that, but the reality is its not what he signed up to do. It shows that he really is just all about me and not the team, and in a fair and just world it would lower his value on his next deal, but thats to be sorted out later, for now he is doing something other than what he signed up to do.


http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/20/lolwut.gif

Rohirrim
09-26-2010, 06:58 AM
Does he think that Snyder is giving him a hundred million because of his wonderful personality?

Kaylore
09-26-2010, 07:41 AM
Cheap PR ploy by Haynesworth to try and generate support. There is a large African American population in DC and unfortunately some people have already leveled this criticism and he's decided he's going to try and smear management as racists in the hope they'll just try him to avoid criticism.

He's a lazy piece of crap. And apparently he's also petty and childish too.

Bahshay
09-26-2010, 07:50 AM
am i the only one who sees this and kind of agrees with him ?

i mean supposed your a software engineer, you sign a contract with microsoft, and then the next week they make you a janitor, its kinda the same thing isnt it ? how many of you would stand for that ? so why should he have to ?

yes i realize that DT to NT is hardly as big of a switch as that, but the reality is its not what he signed up to do. It shows that he really is just all about me and not the team, and in a fair and just world it would lower his value on his next deal, but thats to be sorted out later, for now he is doing something other than what he signed up to do.

Terrible analogy. He wasn't demoted to the practice squad, he had his role changed. It would be more like being hired as a software engineer with microsoft and then being switched from one project to another. You make the same money doing essentially the same job, but now your role is a little different. This is pretty commonplace.

It IS what he signed up to do. He signed up to be a defensive tackle for an NFL team. He still is a defensive tackle for an NFL team. If the role change is not appealing to him, he could've quit, an option any working person has and an option Shanahan gave him if he didn't take the bonus money. Instead, he decided the bonus money was more important and took the cash. When he took the cash, he agreed to be a NT.

gunns
09-26-2010, 07:51 AM
am i the only one who sees this and kind of agrees with him ?

i mean supposed your a software engineer, you sign a contract with microsoft, and then the next week they make you a janitor, its kinda the same thing isnt it ? how many of you would stand for that ? so why should he have to ?

yes i realize that DT to NT is hardly as big of a switch as that, but the reality is its not what he signed up to do. It shows that he really is just all about me and not the team, and in a fair and just world it would lower his value on his next deal, but thats to be sorted out later, for now he is doing something other than what he signed up to do.

I think you are. The janitor thing is a bit far fetched as that's comparable to being hired as a football player and being asked to play baseball. If he had any maturity it would be hey show me the points, I bet I can get it. May struggle at first. It's comparable to a RB being asked to receive to me or a guard being moved to tackle.

hades
09-26-2010, 07:54 AM
Does that stand for what I think it does?

If you think it means Dumb Fricken Nosetackle, then you are correct

baja
09-26-2010, 08:18 AM
Question is what would Josh do. He'd have Haynesworth gladly playing NT or gunner on ST if that is what would help the team. Shanny on the other hand is destroying the redskins. You know you have to be able to work with the "special" thoroughbred athletes. Sometimes you have to coddle them. Wasn't this Josh'e failure with Cutler?

MrPeepers
09-26-2010, 08:30 AM
He'll be broke before he's 50.

but all he wants to do is hang out at walmart or something.

MrPeepers
09-26-2010, 08:36 AM
am i the only one who sees this and kind of agrees with him ?

i mean supposed your a software engineer, you sign a contract with microsoft, and then the next week they make you a janitor, its kinda the same thing isnt it ? how many of you would stand for that ? so why should he have to ?

yes i realize that DT to NT is hardly as big of a switch as that, but the reality is its not what he signed up to do. It shows that he really is just all about me and not the team, and in a fair and just world it would lower his value on his next deal, but thats to be sorted out later, for now he is doing something other than what he signed up to do.


the difference between him and the regular employee, is he still gets paid for being a malcontent. I will also agree that being under the magnifying glass just amplifies any discontent that he has with an employer. If we pulled this crap at our work, saying "i don't like this project or role," chances are they would attempt to work with you, or make life unbearable for you and force you to quit.

in the nfl, he's paid to be a diva and isn't starving (unless your latrell sprewell.) kaylore nailed the petty and childish part.

UberBroncoMan
09-26-2010, 09:08 AM
Maybe Albert thinks the N in NT is racist.

baja
09-26-2010, 09:52 AM
Maybe Albert thinks the N in NT is racist.


LOL Hilarious!

shaun514
09-26-2010, 09:59 AM
am i the only one who sees this and kind of agrees with him ?

i mean supposed your a software engineer, you sign a contract with microsoft, and then the next week they make you a janitor, its kinda the same thing isnt it ? how many of you would stand for that ? so why should he have to ?

yes i realize that DT to NT is hardly as big of a switch as that, but the reality is its not what he signed up to do. It shows that he really is just all about me and not the team, and in a fair and just world it would lower his value on his next deal, but thats to be sorted out later, for now he is doing something other than what he signed up to do.

Even if the position change was as extreme as you describe it, he could simply have declined 21million dollar signing bonus this year and requested a trade, if it was this troubling for him. Instead, he accepted the payment, knowing that they wanted him to be the NT.

Steve Sewell
09-26-2010, 10:00 AM
He is a DFN. That's it.

Welcome to ignore, you're a ****ing idiot.

HILife
09-26-2010, 10:18 AM
Dumb ****ing ####### I must say. That ****er should be selling drugs on the street. He is as big of POS as I can think of and I can't believe I wanted Denver to sign him.

? Guess that's one more to ignore.

HILife
09-26-2010, 10:20 AM
the Race Card... don't leave home without it!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Blsx_6dnFT4/R2mRPp9rFcI/AAAAAAAAAYo/HbS1S_tiqx0/s400/RaceCardSharpJack.jpg

I did think Haynesworth comparison was a bit ridiculous.

ElwayMD
09-26-2010, 10:21 AM
It's fun to watch the Fat Albert saga unfold here in DC. Half the city wants him to play for some reason even though he has shown no desire to want to play, and then half the city wants his ass cut immediately. This whole situation is a fine example of what the Skins have been doing for years since Snyder took over the team and I for one hope it continues because when people rag on me for being a Broncos fan I can say "at least I don't root for the Skins" and they shut the hell up.

MaloCS
09-26-2010, 10:35 AM
I agree with Haynesworth. If I get hired by company X to do web design and a few months later they want me to switch to data entry I wouldn't be happy about. Hell, I'd give management a big middle finger and hit the door so fast they wouldn't know what happened. Unfortunately, for Haynesworth, he just cant leave and find better employment elsewhere; he's stuck.

No matter how much I like Shanny I think he's in the wrong here. If I'm the coach I don't have time for this kind of hassle. I inform the player of our plans and if the player isn't on board I would release him. It's better for me, it's better for the team and it's better for the player. Sometimes, the situation just doesn't work out and all parties involved should just part ways.

Just like Cutler and McD; I didn't like the fact that the situation played out as it did but I did agree that it reached a point where there was nothing left to do but part ways.

MaloCS
09-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Even if the position change was as extreme as you describe it, he could simply have declined 21million dollar signing bonus this year and requested a trade, if it was this troubling for him. Instead, he accepted the payment, knowing that they wanted him to be the NT.

Great point. I wan't aware that he accepted a signing bonus when he was supposedly so against playing in a 3-4 defense. Regardless, the situation has reached a point where both parties just need to part ways.

worm
09-26-2010, 11:10 AM
They probably should include it as a part of NFL rookie training that comparing yourself to a slave, a soldier or an average person under finacial hardship will never end well.

baja
09-26-2010, 11:12 AM
i agree with haynesworth. If i get hired by company x to do web design and a few months later they want me to switch to data entry i wouldn't be happy about. Hell, i'd give management a big middle finger and hit the door so fast they wouldn't know what happened. Unfortunately, for haynesworth, he just cant leave and find better employment elsewhere; he's stuck.

No matter how much i like shanny i think he's in the wrong here. If i'm the coach i don't have time for this kind of hassle. I inform the player of our plans and if the player isn't on board i would release him. It's better for me, it's better for the team and it's better for the player. Sometimes, the situation just doesn't work out and all parties involved should just part ways.

Just like cutler and mcd; i didn't like the fact that the situation played out as it did but i did agree that it reached a point where there was nothing left to do but part ways.

MR. HAYNESWORTH WAS OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK A TRADE BEFORE APRIL 1 so would you NOT DO THAT AND feel comfortable with taking the 21 million dollar bonus option and then deciding the job was really not for you.

sixtimeseight
09-26-2010, 11:24 AM
jesus christ, I've had azbroncofan on ignore for a while now, and that's exactly why. what a racist piece of ****. how does he not get permabanned for that?

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
09-26-2010, 01:42 PM
lets pay him nothing invent a timer machine and send him back to the time when there was slavery. maybe when fat lazy plantation owners treat him like a tool and not like a spoiled rich millionaire then maybe he will think twice about thinking he is a slave. better yet PAY THE SOB NOTHING AND GIVE HIS MONEY TO THE POOR PEOPLE IN DC!!!!!!!!

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
09-26-2010, 01:47 PM
maybe DFN stands for dumb f ing nimrod. azbroncfan way to go in helping with the AZ rep of them being racist maybe ya should work for the democrats . oui

MaloCS
09-26-2010, 02:06 PM
MR. HAYNESWORTH WAS OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK A TRADE BEFORE APRIL 1 so would you NOT DO THAT AND feel comfortable with taking the 21 million dollar bonus option and then deciding the job was really not for you.

Actually I would. I turned down a job in downtown Denver because the extra $7,000 they offered me was not enough to compensate for the long commute, the road rage I would eventually succumb to, the wear and tear on my car, the cost of paying to park and the loss of time spent with my family. Believe it or not but there are people out there that makes decisions based upon quality of life as opposed to money. I'm one of them.

Like I posted earlier, I was not aware that he signed an extension AFTER he was informed of the system changes. If this is correct then I don't feel bad for the guy because he was partly to blame for his situation. If the system changes did not happen until after he signed or he was misled in any way then my original post stands.

Regardless, the situation has gotten to a point where the parties must part ways. It's nothing but a distraction and the production Haynesworth offers is not as relevant as the distraction his situation has become.

DomCasual
09-26-2010, 02:10 PM
Man, I can't stand this punk.