Haynesworth Timeline


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Age: 27

Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 320

College: Tennessee

NFL Exp.: 7

Personal: Has three children, sons Ahsharri and Albert IV, and a daughter, Alanie.

High School: Went to Hartsville H.S. in Hartsville, S.C.

College: Was a three-year letterman at Tennessee. Finished with 66 tackles and five sacks.

2000: As a sophomore at Tennessee, Haynesworth fights with a teammate at practice and comes back with a metal pole. Coach Phil Fulmer intercepted him and suspended him half a game.

2002: Drafted as the 15th overall pick in 2002 by Tennessee. Starts the final three games of the regular season and the Titans' two playoff games.

2003: Coach Jeff Fisher benches Haynesworth for last game of the season for punching teammate Matt Martin in practice and then arguing with Fisher. In training camp that season, he kickes teammate Justin Hartwig in the chest.

2004: Begins his own weekly radio show, "The Night Al Show" that airs every Tuesday during the season in Nashville. Misses six games during the regular season with a dislocated elbow.

May 7, 2006: Haynesworth is charged with reckless driving in a Tennessee highway dispute. The charge was later dismissed.

Oct. 1, 2006: Haynesworth stomps on the helmetless head of Cowboys center Andre Gurode, who needed 30 stitches to close the wounds. The NFL suspends him for five games, the harshest penalty ever for on-field behavior.

2007: Makes his first Pro Bowl and is selected first-team all-pro after registering six sacks and 32 tackles.

2008: Has a career-high 8 1/2 sacks, despite missing two games with a knee injury. Earns his second Pro Bowl selection and all-pro honors.

Dec. 13, 2008: While on probation for a March speeding violation (going 103 in a 70-mph zone), Haynesworth is cited for careless driving and having an expired registration. Charges were later dismissed.

Sources: Associated Press, N.Y. Daily News

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