Redskins' Albert Haynesworth epitomizes worst in pro athlete
If one is so inclined, he can visit the Washington Redskins' website and order a replica
Because, after 11 years of
So would he fork over the 89 bucks?
"No way," Orlando wrote. "I can think of a lot of better things to spend that money on."
I asked him to name five.
He did ...
2. A buzz saw and tickets to see Carrot Top.
3. Some type of scalding machine.
4. $89 worth of $1 tacos.
5. Enough Pepto to make the tacos pass without incident.
In short, Orlando can't stand
Greg Orlando is 100 percent correct.
In 16 years of covering sports, through
In what appears to be one of Snyder's wiser personnel decisions,
Yet when nothing clicked, Haynesworth accepted a $21 million bonus check from the Redskins. In other words, enough dough to purchase
So what happens next?
Haynesworth arrives at training camp in lousy shape, finally passing Shanahan's conditioning test on the third try. Then, in last Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals, he shows no effort, skips the halftime team meeting and ignores instructions from the coaching staff.
Here's the capper: According to multiple sources, the Titans and Redskins are talking about a trade. Which means Haynesworth might get exactly what he wanted (Warning to the Titans: Be careful what you wish for).
But at what price? Four seasons ago, in a
This, though, is different. When a professional athlete is handed $100 million, he is expected to perform, and perform brilliantly. When he doesn't -- when he whines and pouts and cries about not being appreciated -- the average fan moves on.
There are a lot of places out there willing to accept a person's hard-earned money. Compared with paying to watch Albert Haynesworth loaf through a football game, $89 worth of $1 tacos sounds pretty darn good.