The poster-child for free agent busts, former Titans and Washington DT Albert Haynesworth is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Former NFL DT Albert Haynesworth is in trouble with the law again, this time the former NFL free-agent flop has pleaded guilty to reckless boating charges in Tennessee.
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The Tennessean reports that the former Tennessee Titans, Washington, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle pleaded guilty to a reckless boating charge in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, one of five charges he was facing including operating a vessel without an ID number. The other charges against Hayneswere were dropped, and he was sentenced to a five-month loss of boating privileges.
Considered perhaps the biggest free agent bust in NFL history, Haynesworth frequently got into trouble with the law as a member of the Tennessee Titans from 2002 to 2008, but made a pair of Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections in 2007 and 2008.
In 2009, Haynesworth signed the largest contract in NFL history for a defensive player, a 7-year, $100 million contract with Washington. But in two seasons and a mere 20 games played, Haynesworth plagued the team with a conspicuous lack of effort and lack of willingness to stay in shape.
On one of his most infamous plays that signaled the end of his NFL career, Haynesworth landed on his stomach during a play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football – but with the play still going on, Haynesworth decided to stay on the field and not get up for the rest of the play, which resulted in a TD pass from Eagles QB Michael Vick.
You can watch part of that play here:
He was traded after two seasons to the New England Patriots for a 5th-round draft pick – but he only appeared in six games for the Patriots before being cut and signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seven games. He has been out of the NFL since 2012.