In a story that should really come as no surprise to anyone, Albert Haynesworth has found yet another way to get himself into trouble.
The Associated Press is reporting the Washington Redskins DT has been charged with a sexual abuse misdemeanor for inappropriately touching a Washington hotel waitress. The incident in question occurred in February with Haynesworth getting indicted Tuesday, April 26. If convicted, the troubled tackle could face a six month jail sentence with a $1,000 fine.
Haynesworth's agent, Chad Speck, says there was no truth to the allegations, but really, who's buying that? This incident can be thrown onto Haynesworth's impressive criminal record, featuring such highlights as:
- Two arrest warrants from May 2006 from two counties in Tennessee, both of which were dropped the next month.
- Indicted on two misdemeanor traffic charges in March 2009 which stemmed from a December 2008 car accident. Haynesworth was doing 100 MPH on the I-65, where the speed limit ranges from 65 to 70. The reckless speeding caused Haynesworth's Ferrari to collide with Corey Edmonson's car, leaving the man paralyzed.
- Sued by Clayton Bank & Trust on June 22, 2010 after failing to make payments on a loan exceeding $2.38 million.
- Involved in a 2010 $10 million lawsuit brought on by Silvia Mena, who claimed Haynesworth impregnated her and left no financial assistance.
- Allegedly threw a punch at Joel Velazquez during a traffic altercation.
A man of fine character, isn't he?
I can't say I'm caught off guard by this story; nobody should. The real question at hand is if Haynesworth is finally done in the NFL.
It's a question that comes up every time the man finds himself in trouble, yet he keeps finding his way onto a football team. Please, for all that is good in this world, nobody give this man a job.
He's been suspended and fined more times than I can count, and seems to just bring trouble wherever he goes. I'm not doubting the man's athleticism, but is it honestly worth putting up with this guy to get a few tackles?
Yes, that is Albert Haynesworth. Yes, that is him stomping on the head of Andre Gurode. What penalty did he receive for this action? A five-game suspension.
Maybe part of the problem is that Haynesworth hasn't been punished harshly enough; he was given a seven-year, $100 million contract for crying out loud. Technically, he is still under that contract entering the 2011 season, but after being (surprise!) suspended for much of the 2009 season, and a terrible 2010 campaign (which also ended in suspension), I would be shocked if Haynesworth is still wearing a burgundy jersey in five years.
I've seen enough of Haynesworth, and frankly, I think so have the rest of the NFL fans.
Hopefully we'll be singing "Na Na Na Na, Hayne Hayne Hayne, Goodbye" sooner than later.