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Vonnie Holiday Says Coaches Missed Chances To Discipline Albert Haynesworth

Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett recently said on a St. Louis radio station that Albert Haynesworth wasn't interested in doing anything at all. He referenced Haynesworth reading and talking on his phone during meetings, which annoyed the coaching staff.

As it turns out, perhaps he did it because he knew he wasn't going to get disciplined. In an interview on "The LaVar Arrington Show With Chad Dukes" on 106.7 The Fan recently, Vonnie Holiday said that coaches had a chance to discipline Haynesworth, but never did. He called it all a "missed opportunity". Via Sports Radio Interviews:

Unfortunately Albert...some of the stuff that Coach Haslett is talking about having a phone in the meeting it was just not addressed. Coming up you're telling a guy ‘Hey don't bring your phone to a meeting.' You can't do that. I mean the way we get through to these guys is to fine them and that just never happened throughout the year. I think for me being a veteran player to go over and rag on him [Albert Haynesworth] and get on him and talk to him about it that's nothing if the coach doesn't say ‘Hey keep your phone out of here or when it goes off I'll fine you. When I see you are on your phone I'll fine you for having your phone at a meeting.' "

It is a good point. If Haslett was so mad by all of this, why didn't he do anything about it? Rich Tandler speculates that the Redskins needed to build a case to ultimately suspend him, which would be a pretty bad way to handle the situation. Then again, it is the Redskins.