Though, by all appearances, his bonus money remains safe unless and until he holds out of training camp, Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth may be fined for skipping the team’s mandatory minicamp.
And, according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, the team has fined him.
Though it’s only $10,000, it’s the most that the Redskins can do unless and until Haynesworth fails to report for training camp.
Reid also has confirmed our report that Haynesworth’s decision to skip the mandatory minicamp has voided the guarantees applicable to his $3.6 million base salary in 2010 and his $5.4 million base salary in 2011. It’s relevant only if the Redskins cut him. It also makes him somewhat more attractive (or, as the case may be, somewhat less unattractive) on the trade market, since any team that takes him on could choose after 2010 to dump him and in turn avoid $5.4 million in money that, before he failed to report for the mandatory minicamp, would have been fully guaranteed.