Hail to the Redskins???

Posted by jcmaziquemd on September 12, 2010

Larry Alphonso Johnson, Jr. (born November 19, 1979 in Pomfret, Maryland)[2] is anAmerican football running back for the Washington Redskins On October 27, 2009, the Chiefs "instructed Larry to refrain from practicing with the Chiefs or participating in other team activities" for hisTwitter comments on Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and reportedly using gay slurs when he addressed the media Because of his comments, Johnson encountered backlash from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Johnson’s twitter comments were: "My father got more creditentials than most of these pro coaches." That was followed by: "My father played for the coach from "rememeber the titans". Our coach played golf. My father played for redskins briefley. Our coach. Nuthn."[16] Johnson’s tweets were responded by fans, one tweet including a reference to the nightclub incident. Johnson’s response used the word "fag". The final post read: "Make me regret it. Lmao. U don’t stop my checks. Lmao. So ‘tweet’ away."

Johnson has been arrested four times since 2003 on various assault charges against women. In 2003, he was arrested for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic battery for waving a gun at his then-girlfriend, during an argument at his home. The charges were dropped when Johnson agreed to participate in a domestic violence diversion program. In 2005, he was again arrested for assault when a woman accused Johnson of pushing her to the ground, but the case was dropped after the alleged victim failed to appear in court for three differenthearings.

His third arrest for assault came on February 24, 2008, after allegedly pushing a woman’s head at a nightclub that night. On October 10, 2008, Johnson was arrested for the fourth time and charged with one count of non-aggravated assault for allegedly spitting a drink in a woman’s face at a Kansas City nightclub on October 11. Johnson tried to flee the scene but police officers tackled him. The woman involved, Ashley Stewart, has since filed a civil suit against Johnson, accusing him of negligence, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress

It was announced on October 16, 2008 that Johnson would be deactivated for the October 19 game against the Tennessee Titans in response to violating an undisclosed team rule. The team said his suspension for this game was unrelated to the newest criminal investigation.

In March 2009, Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of disturbing the peace, regarding the two incidents in 2008, and was sentenced to two years probation.

On November 9, the day Johnson was due to return from his suspension, the Chiefs waived him. Reportedly, the final straw for Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was yet another tweet in which Johnson belittled a fan for making less money than him.

Albert Haynesworth

An incident occurred at a Titans training camp in 2003, where Haynesworth kicked his former teammate, center Justin Hartwig, in the chest, and had to be restrained by other teammates.[8]

Stomping incident

On October 1, 2006, in the third quarter of a game against the Cowboys, running back Julius Jones scored on a rushing play. Center Andre Gurode fell to the ground, and his helmet was removed by Haynesworth.

Haynesworth tried to stomp on Gurode’s head, but missed. A second stomp opened a severe wound on Gurode’s forehead, narrowly missing his right eye. The referee assessed Haynesworth with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, to which Haynesworth protested by taking off his helmet and throwing it into the turf; Haynesworth was then assessed an additional 15-yard penalty and ejected.

Gurode later received 30 stitches just above and below his right eye. After the game, Titans coach Jeff Fisher apologized on behalf of the Titans organization to Cowboys coach Bill Parcells.

Arrest warrants were issued against Haynesworth in two Tennessee counties in May 2006 stemming from a traffic incident on Interstate 40. Both sets of charges were dropped in June 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. In March 2009, Haynesworth was indicted on two misdemeanor traffic charges stemming from a December 2008 car accident in Tennessee. In an accident on Interstate 65, Corey Edmonson was partially paralyzed after colliding with Haynesworth’s car. Haynesworth was driving his Ferrari at speeds in excess of 100 mph when he struck Edmonson’s vehicle, which struck a concrete barrier.

On June 22, 2010, it has been reported that Clayton Bank & Trust is suing the NFL lineman, alleging that Haynesworth has failed to make payments on a loan in the amount of more than $2.38 million. The suit was filed in the Knox County Chancery Court on June 18, 2010. According to papers, Haynesworth entered a commercial loan agreement for the original principal amount of $2,381,688.58 on June 27, 2009. On February 27, 2009 the two parties entered into an Extension Agreement with an effective date of February 27, 2010, according to the suit. The attorney for Clayton Bank & Trust, Hugh B. Ward, Jr., is seeking a little over $2.4 million.

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

Criticism for Washington Redskins DT Albert Haynesworthhas poured in from teammates, former players, former Redskins staffers and even players across the NFL.

And now his ex-wife is piling on.

His ex-wife, Stephanie, has asked a court to compel Haynesworth (who has made about $32 million from the Redskins since his 2009 signing) to meet his financial obligations to her and her children.

It’s just one of several legal issues facing Haynesworth — including a suit from an exotic dancer who alleged he got her pregnant.

Haynesworth’s ex-wife detailed her frustrations with the Redskins defender to the AP:

"He thinks he’s above everything. He feels like he’s entitled. He’s narcissistic. It’s very frustrating to go to someone constantly and ask them repetitively to do the things they’re already supposed to be doing."


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