Wednesday, December 8, 2010;
The trials and tribulations of Albert Haynesworth
FeB. 27, 2009
Haynesworth accepts a $100 million contract to play for the Washington Redskins.
March 12, 2009
Haynesworth is indicted on two misdemeanor traffic charges stemming from a December 2008 accident in Tennessee in which another driver was seriously injured.
Sept. 27, 2009
Haynesworth suffers a hip injury in 19-14 loss to Detroit Lions.
Dec. 25, 2009
Haynesworth is sent home from practice for disciplinary reasons. He was reportedly late for the team meeting and was told not to attend practice because of his tardiness.
March 15, 2010
Haynesworth informs new Coach Mike Shanahan that he will skip the team's offseason workout program.
April 1, 2010
The Redskins offer to release Haynesworth if he doesn't take his $21 million contract bonus. Instead, Haynesworth takes the bonus check and agrees to stay with the team.
June 15, 2010
Haynesworth refuses to attend the Redskins' two-day mandatory mini-camp and requests to be traded.
July 28, 2010
Haynesworth reports to Redskins training camp and has discussions with Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett about the role he will play in the organization. Shanahan says after the meeting, "Hopefully, he'll like the position that we play him in and give us everything that he's got."
July 29, 2010
Haynesworth fails his conditioning test for the first time.
July 30, 2010
Haynesworth fails his conditioning test for the second time.
Aug. 7, 2010
Haynesworth passes his conditioning test.
Aug. 23, 2010
Haynesworth is sidelined with a medical condition called rhabdomyolysis. Prior to learning of the condition, Shanahan likens his ailment to a headache and tells AOL Fanhouse: "One thing for sure that is clear to me is that Albert has gotten away in the past with playing without practicing. That will not happen under this regime. If he's going to play, he's going to practice, and that is the same with every player here. The days of him playing without practicing are over. And that, to me, says it all.''
Sept. 2, 2010
Shanahan forces Haynesworth to play the entire final preseason game.
SepT. 7, 2010
ESPN reports that the Redskins are in talks with the Tennessee Titans about trading Haynesworth.
Sept. 19, 2010
Haynesworth is declared inactive for the Redskins game against the Houston Texans due to a sprained ankle.
Oct. 7, 2010
After his brother is killed in a motorcycle accident, Haynesworth does not play in the game against Green Bay Packers on Oct. 10.
Oct. 17, 2010
Shanahan puts Haynesworth on the inactive list for the game against the Indianapolis Colts.
OcT. 24, 2010
Haynesworth has his best game of the season against the Chicago Bears - three tackles, a sack for a 10-yard loss, and a forced fumble.
Dec. 3, 2010
Haynesworth does not practice with the team due to illness.
DeC. 5, 2010
Haynesworth is deactivated for the game against New York Giants.
DeC. 7, 2010
Redskins suspend Haynesworth for four games without pay, citing conduct detrimental to the team.
- Julie Tate