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Haynesworth sat on $21 million check 'a couple weeks'

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09:15 AM ET 10.01 | Albert Haynesworth, when he signed in 2009, had loftier goals than becoming the subject of maligning headlines: He wanted to be the "greatest defensive lineman ever to play the game." In the time since, the Redskins have changed coaches -- from Jim Zorn to Mike Shanahan -- and defensive schemes -- from the 4-3 to the 3-4. The change made Haynesworth hesitate before depositing the $21 million bonus check he was given April 1. "Yeah, check sat at my house for a couple weeks before I cashed it," Haynesworth said.

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October 1, 2010  09:27 AM ET

With that butt how would he know if he sat on a car let alone a check?

October 1, 2010  09:36 AM ET

Good lord! He sat on it for two weeks? I'm surprised the bank teller would even touch it after that!

October 1, 2010  09:40 AM ET

I do the same thing.

October 1, 2010  09:40 AM ET

I guess paper can get thinner.

October 1, 2010  09:47 AM ET

Another example of a guy headed for life under a bridge after the NFL. Wonder if he has any idea how much interest he lost on that 21 million in those two weeks? Probably enough to settle one of those 20 or so lawsuits for not paying his bills or paralyzing another motorist.

October 1, 2010  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Another example of a guy headed for life under a bridge after the NFL. Wonder if he has any idea how much interest he lost on that 21 million in those two weeks?

Have you checked how much your bank is giving you in interest lately? Even 21 million in the bank isn't going to generate enough interest revenue to take Fat Albert to McDonalds.

October 1, 2010  10:05 AM ET

"Yeah, check sat at my house for a couple weeks before I cashed it," Haynesworth said.

He then proceeded to sit at his house for several weeks afterward. Much to the delight of the local food delivery chains...

October 1, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Yeah, check sat at my house for a couple weeks before I cashed it," Haynesworth said. He then proceeded to sit at his house for several weeks afterward. Much to the delight of the local food delivery chains...

And after that, he decided to sit on the sidelines and watch the games, instead of actually doing something about 'being the greatest defensive lineman in the history of the game' thing.

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October 1, 2010  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Another example of a guy headed for life under a bridge after the NFL. Wonder if he has any idea how much interest he lost on that 21 million in those two weeks?

C'mon, now. We all know he spent that money under the guidelines of the Chappelle's Show reparations skit.

October 1, 2010  10:35 AM ET

I sat on a $21 refund from Menard's once.

October 1, 2010  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Have you checked how much your bank is giving you in interest lately? Even 21 million in the bank isn't going to generate enough interest revenue to take Fat Albert to McDonalds.

And do you have any idea how much 21 million is????

21 million at 3% interest (average rate, nationally) annually (compounded daily) is $1,752 a day...Fat Albert could feed himself and the gang quite well...

October 1, 2010  10:49 AM ET

I am just glad there is a place where people can spew judgmental crap at others.

October 1, 2010  10:51 AM ET

What a ****! Doesn't he have Direct Deposit?

October 1, 2010  11:02 AM ET

Good luck to you in your post NFL life Albert.

You've shown that you're a mental midget who has taken just about everything for granted, including $21 mil. at your instant disposal.

Your undeserving arse should be shown the door and never signed by anyone again just to set an example.

It's idiots like this that make it hard to like pro sports sometimes.

October 1, 2010  11:11 AM ET
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Good thing cause it's probably your last big payday your'e gonna get.

This

October 1, 2010  11:26 AM ET

I heard him making excuses yet again about failing the repeated conditioning tests....

October 1, 2010  11:28 AM ET

How toughtful, he should have donated it to the poor, or anyone who earns it. The guy on the street corner works harder for his money then he does.

October 1, 2010  11:33 AM ET

Are you surprised at this.....?

 
October 1, 2010  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

And do you have any idea how much 21 million is????21 million at 3% interest (average rate, nationally) annually (compounded daily) is $1,752 a day...Fat Albert could feed himself and the gang quite well...

I guess on SuperSized deposits you might get 3%, but most money market and CD rates are barely over 1.2. irregardless, I will take a couple weeks of interest on that 21 M and buy a car.

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