According to a report by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune and NFP, Redskins defensive lineman had designs on doing more than just showing up late for Redskins practice on Christmas Day.
Biggs reports that Haynesworth tried to get other members of the Redskins to arrive late to work on Friday as a protest of the early start time for practice. The team wanted to get practice over as early as possible to allow players and staff to spend time with their families on the holiday, but it seems Haynesworth disagreed with that choice.
(Perhaps he was up late enjoying cookies and milk left out for St. Nick at his house. And at 100 or so others.)
Haynesworth was sent home by the team when he arrived an hour late on Friday. Haynesworth responded by blasting the coaching staff for using him incorrectly and said that the team needed someone to lead them in the right direction.
The Redskins have said that Haynesworth will play on Sunday night against the Cowboys, but it remains to be seen whether additional discipline will be imposed on him in light of his conduct.