Some pro athletes get paid a ton of money and are worth every penny. A-Rod has to take a dump truck to the bank but he delivers. Joe Mauer, save for his concussion last season, is worth every bit of his 8 year $184 million deal, which is an even bigger deal because it is a mid-level market team coughing up the cheddar to sign him.
Then there is Albert Haynesworth.
Haynesworth is back to his old tricks (read: creepiness). Back in February he was attending a birthday party and when it came time to pay the bill, a waitress was called over. This waitress, however, had her hands full of dishes and wanted to drop the dishes off first before taking the check. However Haynesworth insisted that he pay at that moment. According to court papers the waitress “looked up and down at herself, as if wondering where [Haynesworth] expected her to put [the card],”. No worries little lady, Albert to the rescue. Haynesworth proceeded to do the most logical thing he could think of which was to slide his credit card down the center of her bra, allegedly copping a feel in the process. Smoove. A waitress that witnessed the encounter believed the waitress had agreed to let him swipe his card in her cleavage but obviously not the heavy petting that ensued.
After security was informed of the altercation, they approached Haynesworth and asked about the situation. Albert gave a solid recap of the events.
“I didn’t touch her,” Haynesworth responded, according to the document, adding that he doesn’t “even like black girls.”
Police later interviewed Haynesworth and made another statement that surely dismisses any wrongdoing.
“I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend. I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me.”
Ohhh. Well when you put it that way…please.
Haynesworth was offered a plea deal where if he plead guilty to a simple assault charge, the misdemeanor sexual abuse charge would be dropped. No dice. He and his attorney maintain his innocence and plan to fight both charges, which each carry a maximum fine of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
It sounds like this could be another person trying to gain from someone else’s status but how many people want to give Albert Haynesworth the benefit of the doubt? The cards are stacked against him in this deck.
It seems that since the Washington Redskins decided to sign him to a ludicrous 7-year $100 million deal he isn’t motivated to do anything. No motivation for working out, playing hard, being a good team mate or, ya know, being a good human being in general.
Haynesworth ended last season, a season where he didn’t start one game, on a high note (<-insert sarcastic tone) after being suspended the final four games because of “conduct detrimental to the team”. Also during the 2010 season he was involved in lawsuits with an exotic dancer, a bank, and a man who was injured in a car accident. The icing on that cake would be his ex-wife complaining that he wasn’t paying for her health insurance or the children’s bills.
Perhaps the best part of this entire saga? His credit card was declined.
Karma’s a bitch.