To the extent that the NFLPA eventually may have to defend the ability of Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to keep all of the $21 million he received in April after skipping a mandatory minicamp this week, the president of the NFLPA has done nothing to assist Haynesworth’s position.
“I mean, if you don’t want to be there don’t take the $21 million contract,” Kevin Mawae told Bryan McGovern and Gil Brandt of Sirius NFL Radio. “How things turned out it’s no surprise to guys that have played with him in Tennessee.”
“You know, what do you say?” Mawae said, right after saying all that he needed to say. “I mean, you’re getting paid a ton of money to play less and you’re complaining about it. At the end of the day it’s one thing to be a football player and get paid lots of money but there’s a whole lot more to be said about being a man. . . . [H]e can be one of the best in the league and I’ve said that to him in his face before. But to this point he doesn’t want to do it on a consistent basis.”
Dear Redskins, sign Kevin Mawae right now. And put his locker right next to Haynesworth’s.