Albert Haynesworth has had a week reminiscent of his early days in Tennessee.
On Monday night, he threw a punch and was eventually fined for it.
Then he made it very clear he was not impressed with the team’s coaching staff.
And to cap off the week, Haynesworth was sent home from the team facility Friday for disciplinary reasons.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post reports that Haynesworth showed up late for a team meeting and was told not to attend practice. Haynesworth still dressed, then was involved in an “animated conversation” with coach Jim Zorn for 15 minutes while his teammates stretched, before leaving the facility.
“He wasn’t belligerent or nasty to me, and I wasn’t nasty to him,” Zorn confirmed. “It’s just something that needed to be done.”
Haynesworth will play Sunday, although it’s unclear if he’ll start. And his behavior is unlikely to have a lasting impact because Zorn won’t be in Washington for long.
Haynesworth, like everyone else, knows Zorn is a goner and is treating him accordingly.