Albert Haynesworth



Albert Haynesworth (born June 17, 1981) is a current American Football defensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League.

Haynesworth played college football in the University of Tennessee.

Arrest warrants were issued against Haynesworth in two Tennessee counties in May of 2006 stemming from a traffic incident on Interstate 40. Both sets of charges were dropped in June of 2006. The Judge in the Putnam county case tossed the charges on the grounds that the alleged offense happened out of their jurisdiction. In Smith county, the district attorney dismissed the charges.

On October 1, 2006, in the third quarter of a game against the Dallas Cowboys, a running play by the Dallas Cowboys resulted in center Andre Gurode falling to the ground and losing his helmet. While on the ground, Haynesworth stomped on Gurode's face twice with his cleats. A penalty flag was thrown which prompted Haynesworth to protest. He took off his helmet and threw it to the ground, which led to another flag and the ejection of Haynesworth from the game.

Gurode was seen bleeding from his forehead. He later received 30 stitches just above and below his right eye.

Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher apologized to Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells immediately following the game, saying that if the NFL did not punish Haynesworth as he saw fit, that he himself would take matters into his own hands to punish Haynesworth.

Haynesworth apologized after the game, saying words cannot describe how he felt. He was quoted as saying "What I did out there was disgusting".

On October 2, 2006, Haynesworth was suspended for 5 games without pay by the NFL. The suspension is the longest in NFL history, more than twice as long as the previous record of 2 games.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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