Albert Haynesworth Passes Redskins' Test

Mike Raffone@theemikeCorrespondent IIAugust 8, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11:  Albert Haynesworth #92 of Washington Redskins looks at the scoreboard against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Washington Redskins’ defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth finally passed his mandatory conditioning test yesterday at the team’s practice facility in Ashburn, VA.


Haynesworth successfully completed two sets of back-and-forth 25 yard sprints passing two dozen buffet tables laden with barbecued ribs, Southern fried chicken, hot biscuits and gravy and double dipped chocolate doughnuts with sprinkles all in under the required four minutes with just a ninety minute nap in between.


With iceberg quickness, Haynesworth exhibited amazing willpower as he lumbered by both rows of bountiful fried feasts and delectable desserts.


Redskins’ coach Mike Shanahan praised his $100M+ defensive tackle’s poise under pressure, commenting, “The fried chicken smelled and looked especially good!”


However, Shanahan feared Haynesworth may have re-tweeked his sore left knee shortly before ending his obligatory run when Big 92 stopped, in cruise ship type suddenness, for a second whiff of the barbecued spare ribs.


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Washington’s medical staff quickly reported that Haynesworth’s knee would be re-examined and that the run stopper’s daily diet of carrots, sesame seeds, tofu and a six oz. lean chicken breast would be closely monitored.


Haynesworth, who had not spoken to the media before Saturday, publicly thanked Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels for coaching him through this arduous and tempting ordeal.


The Redskins’ star lineman now faces his next big test. Can he successfully get off the field when substituted before the NFL’s 25 second play clock expires or will he need to stop for a snack before reaching the sidelines?


Straight talk. No static.


MIKE – thee American made voice on sports!


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