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Haynesworth a model citizen after conditioning fail

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07:36 AM ET 07.30 | For a disgruntled guy who failed a conditioning test that, according to a report, only he had to take, Albert Haynesworth seems to be doing the right things. When told he had failed the test, Haynesworth was "first-class all the way" in accepting the news, according to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. The coach indicated no harsh words were exchanged. Shanahan maintained that Haynesworth wasn't set up to fail. The coach said all the other Redskins linemen essentially passed the test by participating in offseason workouts. ... Shanahan said Haynesworth will take the test once a day until he passes. If Haynesworth fails, he'll have to spend extra time on the treadmill -- as he did Thursday -- and will continue to be absent from practice.

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Albert Haynesworth , AP Albert Haynesworth , AP
July 30, 2010  07:41 AM ET

Laziness during the offseason is showing. Dude drops mad weight and fails the conditioning test. How does that even happen?

July 30, 2010  07:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Laziness during the offseason is showing. Dude drops mad weight and fails the conditioning test. How does that even happen?

It is lazy to the nth degree.

July 30, 2010  07:43 AM ET

It makes me mad this guy makes so much and slacks off. However, how much of that money will be left in five years? If his recent decision-making is any indication, it probably won't be very much.

July 30, 2010  07:44 AM ET
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One more time!!!

Sup Chico. Your boy is a lazy trimmed down slob.

July 30, 2010  07:45 AM ET

Haynesworth and "first class" seem to be an oxymoron to me.

July 30, 2010  07:46 AM ET

Professional athlete my @#$.

July 30, 2010  07:47 AM ET

He WAS set up to fail. He set himself up!

July 30, 2010  07:48 AM ET
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Sup RSN.Shanny's going to whip him into shape.

We'll see. Im starting to think Big Al cant take direction from anyone. Dont these guys have to check in with coaching staff throughout the offseason to make sure they are putting in some kind of work?

July 30, 2010  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

We'll see. Im starting to think Big Al cant take direction from anyone. Dont these guys have to check in with coaching staff throughout the offseason to make sure they are putting in some kind of work?

The only direction Big Al can take is how to get to the buffet.

July 30, 2010  07:52 AM ET

I sense a blowup in the making here. Shanahan does not have a record of being a drill sargeant during training camp, but it sounds like he is definitely making a point here. I don't think Albert will put up with very much before he decides he's being disrespected.

July 30, 2010  07:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I sense a blowup in the making here. Shanahan does not have a record of being a drill sargeant during training camp, but it sounds like he is definitely making a point here. I don't think Albert will put up with very much before he decides he's being disrespected.

Have you made it to Cowboys training camp yet?

July 30, 2010  07:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I sense a blowup in the making here. Shanahan does not have a record of being a drill sargeant during training camp, but it sounds like he is definitely making a point here. I don't think Albert will put up with very much before he decides he's being disrespected.

Let him blow up. NFL coaches seem to have more power than in any other sport, especially when you've got SB rings. Haynesworth hasn't done himself any favors this year, I think him "having a first class attitude" about failing his ridiculously easy conditioning test is the first positive thing I've heard about him since he's been a Redskin. What a joke.

July 30, 2010  08:03 AM ET

I'd like to know just how badly he failed. How much 'road work' does he have to do in order to pass next time?

July 30, 2010  08:10 AM ET

Skins will be good this year. That's all.

July 30, 2010  08:11 AM ET
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Morning Lady,He has to do enough to satisfy the coaching staff. It's up to them... Missing OTA's puts him at their mercy... It's really simple, and part of the game.. Piss the coach off, run, and run, and run, and run.

Unless your coach is Wade Phillips.

July 30, 2010  08:17 AM ET

A coach with goals, and standards...what is going on here...the Redskins were not ready for all that.

July 30, 2010  08:20 AM ET

The only similarity between Haynesworth and first class is that both are overpriced.

July 30, 2010  08:23 AM ET

BAWHAHAHAHA!!!

Sorry Redskins fans. It's not like you ever hold back when a Cowboys player is involved.

July 30, 2010  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

A coach with goals, and standards...what is going on here...the Redskins were not ready for all that.

Won't make a difference....they will still suck and finish no better than 3rd in the division.

 
July 30, 2010  08:29 AM ET

Why wasn't his $21 million bonus contingent on being qualified / cleared to play? If you have a job, and you take a drug test, and fail, you're fired. No bonus. No severance. You're out. In other words, you're no longer qualified / cleared to work. The option was to cut him, trade him, or keep him and give him the $21 million bonus. But who in their right mind gave him the $21 million without first checking whether or not he was eligible to play?

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