Albert Haynesworth Radio Interview: Haynesworth Denies Hangover Story, Calls Sources 'Cowards'

In an interview with 106.7 The Fan, Albert Haynesworth denied reports that he was hung over for practice on Friday and called those who spread those rumors "cowards" and "haters."

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Albert Haynesworth Radio Interview: Haynesworth Admits Being Out Until 12:30 Thursday Night

Albert Haynesworth was very, very adamant that a report from CSN Washington that quotes team personnel saying he was hung over before practice last Friday was incorrect. However, he did admit that he was out at a bar the night before. While off air, Haynesworth reportedly elaborated on that to 106.7 The Fan. Via Grant Paulsen:

For those interested: Albert Haynesworth has told @1067thefandc that he left American Tap Room's bar at about 12:30 am Friday morning.    

Haynesworth told "The Kevin And Rock Show" on 106.7 The Fan that he was not drinking. 

"Yeah I went out, on Thursday, but I left early because I wasn't feeling good and went home. People were saying that I was hung over and drunk or whatever, but if you look at my career, if you look at my college career, there's never, ever been alcohol involved. I've never been pulled over, I've never had a DUI, I've never had any public intoxication or anything like that. For these people to make up lies to try to make me look bad, it's ridiculous. I think they're cowards, and I think that if they have something to say, they should say it to my face, instead of being cowards and running to the media to try to blast me behind my back."

This, of course, raises a whole separate question, whether alcohol was involved or not. It's hard for me to judge athletes' personal lives, since I'm sure there are many who do socialize like Haynesworth did on Thursday night, but if Haynesworth was indeed due in at 6:30-7 a.m. the next day, why was he even out until 12:30? I'm not trying to judge the man offhand, but it's a major question that needs to be asked here. 

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Albert Haynesworth Radio Interview: Haynesworth Says Redskins 'Aren't Serious About Winning'

While it was apparently discussed by numerous reporters during Redskins practice on that fateful day, Kelli Johnson of Comcast SportsNet was the first to report today that Albert Haynesworth was hungover heading into practice.

On the network's SportsNet Central broadcast at 10:00 PM, Johnson reported that she had reached out to both Haynesworth and the Redskins organization for responses. Only one complied. The big defensive lineman responded to Johnson via text mesage.

That is total bull***t. I went out but left early because I wasn't feeling well. Also, there wasn't any team meeting on Friday. The Redskins organization can say what they want, but obviously they aren't serious about winning games.

That's a very serious allegation, and one the Redskins aren't likely to take lightly. Haynesworth may believe that he's been treated unfairly, that he's been underutilized, and that the 3-4 system isn't right for him, but surely he doesn't really believe that Mike Shanahan and the Redskins would choose to punish him over winning football games. Does he?

The Redskins were playing for their playoff lives on Sunday. And yet one player continues to be bigger than the team. At least in his own mind.

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Albert Haynesworth Radio Interview: Haynesworth Denies Hangover Allegations, Calls Team Personnel 'Cowards'

Albert Haynesworth took to the radio to respond to recent allegations that he was hung over during practice on Friday, and in the process, responded to a whole lot more. In an interview with "The Kevin And Rock Show" and Grant Paulsen on 106.7 The Fan, Haynesworth called the story a lie and said team personnel that passed it along are "cowards" and "haters." 

"For these people to make up lies to try to make me look bad, it's ridiculous," Haynesworth said. "They are cowards and if they have something to say, they should come to my face, not run to the media and try to blast me behind my back."

Haynesworth had much more to say about his tenure with the Redskins, his relationship with Mike Shanahan, his reaction to his teammates' strong words at practice today and much, much more. Calling the Redskins' handling of him "ridiculous" and a bunch of "kid games," Haynesworth said that while he was late to practice on Friday, he did not feel he deserved to be singled out like he eas. He closed the interview by saying he won't come in to talk to Shanahan tomorrow and that he will make the Redskins regret it if they do indeed release him.

For a quick summary of the two-part interview, click here and here. You can also listen to the whole interview for yourself by clicking here. We will have much more on the interview in this StoryStream.

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