Albert Haynesworth released a statement on Wednesday indicating his intent to attend training camp with the Redskins, according to Rick Maese of The Washington Post.
"Despite my current differences with the Redskins, I have always planned to attend training camp and honor my contract."
The first sentence in this statement is bogus. He did not intend to honor his contract because he skipped mandatory minicamp which in essence is the same as skipping training camp. Skipping mandatory camp then going to training camp is not honoring your contract. They're both required events.
"I am continuing to prepare for the season individually and will report on time, in shape and ready to play football."
Haynesworth also said months ago that he would be at mandatory minicamp. And he wasn't. So take his word at your own risk. Past history clearly demonstrates you can not "honor" his statements.
"Any issues I have with the club I will discuss privately and therefore do not plan to make any further public comments.”
Translation: I don't want to be suspended four games for conduct detrimental to the team for saying something.
Likely one of the drivers behind Haynesworth's decision to attend training camp is the more than $16,000 in fines he would accrue each day for skipping. That's a little different than the $10,000 he was fined for skipping mandatory minicamp.
He also more than likely understands that as long as he shows up to training camp, his bonus money will likely be safe.
Who says it's not all about the money?
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