Haynesworth: Not In Seattle

Posted by: Shaun Dolence

About a week ago I started assembling a free agent wish list with an entry about Albert Haynesworth.

Unfortunately for my optimistic self and other Seahawks fans, it is probably now even more unlikely that he’ll land in Seattle. According to an article published by the Associated Press:

Titans All Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is being blamed for causing an accident that left a Tennessee man needing hip replacement and has a district attorney reviewing the Dec. 13 incident for a possible probation violation.

In December, he agreed to 30 days’ probation to divert a ticket for driving 103 mph in a 70-mph zone in March only four days before being cited for careless driving on Interstate 65 south of Nashville. He allegedly was speeding in his 2008 black Ferrari and trying to pass Corey Edmonson of Nashville, who lost control and crashed into the concrete median.

  

I would have loved to see Haynesworth come to Seattle, just like every NFL fan with their respective teams. Regrettably, this dream scenario probably will not happen now. Haynesworth is looking to become the NFL’s highest paid defender, which magnifies the situation, and makes it less likely the Seahawks will be players for him in free agency. Tim Ruskell has shown his reluctance to commit to players who have had off the field issues in the past, and this is no different.

The Seahawks are questioning whether or not they should retain Leroy Hill for a misdemeanor and first time offense. Albert Haynesworth, conversely, is a repeat offender who has shown no remorse for the incident or respect for the judicial system. This franchise puts a premium on character and team cohesiveness, and it is very unlikely Haynesworth will find himself playing for Seattle anytime soon.

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  • Ryan

    While Haynesworth’s talent is undeniable, I wouldn’t like to see him end up as the NFL’s highest paid DT on the Seahawks roster.  His tapering effectiveness at the end of last season and his character questions alone should keep him out of a Seahawks uniform next season…

    I’d to see Leroy Hill stick around…

  • http://www.nextseasonsports.com AaronNSS

    He’s also supposed to be one of the biggest locker room cancers in the game. There are reports of him fighting teammates and being late to meetings. Heh, not the guy Ruskell or the Seahawks need.