The Washington Redskins have announced that DT Albert Haynesworth has been suspended for the remainder of the 2010 season because of behavior deemed to be detrimental to the team which happens to be the maximum penalty that a team can impose on a player.
“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,” said Mike Shanahan in a statement released by the team. “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.
The Redskins could have cut him but that would have allowed him to leave for another club without any sort of compensation. This move signifies the end of Haynesworth time in Washington and makes him an even more likely trade candidate come this offseason.