39 Facts About Albert Haynesworth


Albert George Haynesworth III was born on June 17,1981 and is an American former professional football player who was a defensive tackle for 10 seasons in the National Football League.


Albert Haynesworth played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers and was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft.


Albert Haynesworth received Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors during both seasons.


Albert Haynesworth became a highly coveted free agent after his 2008 campaign, which led to him signing a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.


Albert Haynesworth played his final season in 2011 with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Albert Haynesworth attended Hartsville High School, and participated in football and track, throwing the shot put.


Albert Haynesworth accounted for 150 tackles, 56 tackles for loss, six sacks, and six fumble recoveries as a junior; he followed that by tallying 110 tackles, 51 quarterback pressures, and six sacks as a senior in 1998.


Albert Haynesworth was a member of the University of Tennessee Volunteers' 1999 recruiting class.


Albert Haynesworth lined up at the right defensive tackle position next to John Henderson.


Albert Haynesworth compiled 66 tackles, five sacks, 31 quarterback pressures, 20 tackles for a loss, and nine pass deflections during his collegiate career.


Albert Haynesworth earned Sporting News Freshman All-American honors in 1999 and was named Second-team All-Southeastern Conference after his junior season.


Albert Haynesworth was the fourth defensive tackle selected from a draft class considered to be loaded with talented defensive linemen.


At Tennessee's Pro Day in 2002, when he was 20 years old, Albert Haynesworth measured at 6-feet-6 and 317 pounds, ran a 4.82 40-yard dash, and had a 39-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 7-inch broad jump.


Albert Haynesworth did not work out at the 2002 NFL Combine.


An incident foreshadowing future incidents with Albert Haynesworth occurred at a Titans training camp in 2003, where Albert Haynesworth kicked his former teammate, center Justin Hartwig, in the chest, then had to be restrained by other teammates.


Albert Haynesworth continued to experience headaches and blurred vision for several days following the incident.


Video evidence of the play shows Albert Haynesworth bend down towards Gurode prior to his helmet being off and prior to the stomps.


On October 2,2006, Albert Haynesworth was suspended for five games without pay by the NFL.


However, ESPNs Mark Schlereth, a 12-year NFL veteran, felt that Albert Haynesworth should have been suspended for the rest of the season.


Albert Haynesworth's suspension was the longest for an in-game incident in NFL history until it was surpassed by Vontaze Burfict, who was suspended 12 games plus the 2019 playoffs for repeated violations of helmet hit rules.


Albert Haynesworth said that he would work with children in the Nashville area.


On September 9,2007, in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Albert Haynesworth was called for unnecessary roughness when he slammed running back Maurice Jones-Drew to the ground after a tackle.


Albert Haynesworth was fined $5,000 by the NFL for this incident.


Albert Haynesworth was elected to the Pro Bowl for the first time for the 2007 NFL season.


An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 off-season, Albert Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins on the first day of free agency, February 27,2009.


Tennessee's final offer to Albert Haynesworth reportedly amounted to a four-year package worth $34 million total, with about $20 million in guarantees.


Albert Haynesworth says that he took a discount to play with the Redskins because of their large fan base and media outlet, something that he did not have in Tennessee.


Head coach Mike Shanahan said the suspension followed a refusal by Albert Haynesworth to cooperate in a variety of ways and not only because of the practice absence.


Albert Haynesworth created some controversy in March 2015 when he likened Ndamukong Suh's six-year, $114 million contract to his previous contract with the Redskins.


Albert Haynesworth was traded to the New England Patriots on July 28,2011, for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.


Albert Haynesworth lasted less than four months with the Patriots, and on November 8,2011, Haynesworth was placed on waivers.


Two days after being released by the Patriots, Albert Haynesworth was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


In March 2009, Albert Haynesworth was indicted on two misdemeanor traffic charges stemming from a December 2008 car accident in Tennessee.


Albert Haynesworth was driving in excess of 100 miles per hour when he struck Edmonson's vehicle, which then struck a concrete barrier.


In 2010, Silvia Mena, a stripper from New York, claimed in a $10 million lawsuit that Albert Haynesworth impregnated her and left her with no financial assistance.


In 2011, Albert Haynesworth allegedly threw a punch to the nose of Joel Velazques, 38, of Leesburg, Virginia during a traffic altercation.


In January 2015, Albert Haynesworth pled guilty for reckless boating charges.


On September 28,2020, Albert Haynesworth was arrested in Cleveland, Tennessee, and charged with domestic assault after he was accused of yelling at and threatening his former girlfriend and her boyfriend.


On July 7,2019, Albert Haynesworth revealed that his kidneys were failing and was seeking a donor for transplant.