Haynesworth feud goes to the toilet

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:20 PM ET

It’s family feud, Redskins’ style.

Albert Haynesworth spent much of the season complaining about new Washington coach Mike Shanahan and the Redskins’ new defensive scheme that moves him into the nose tackle spot at times.

Yesterday, Shanahan hit back. He barred Haynesworth from practice for failing a conditioning test. The test called for Haynesworth to complete two sets of sprints with a break in between. Haynesworth used the men’s room during the break, an interval that Shanahan said was too long, ESPN reported.

So Haynesworth had to start over and run the second set of sprints as if it were the first. He passed that set, but failed to meet Shanahan’s designated time limit on the third set. Haynesworth reportedly told Shanahan he’d never have been able to run three such sprints. At that point, Shanahan reportedly told him, “I guess you have never been in shape then.”

Haynesworth reported to the team Wednesday 30 to 40 pounds lighter and Shanahan admitted he looked fit. But in a meeting with Shanahan earlier this week Haynesworth was told he would have to pass a conditioning test.

Haynesworth, who has asked to be traded, is expected to get another chance to pass the test today. He and Shanahan have been feuding since Haynesworth boycotted the team’s off-season workouts.


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