Albert Haynesworth spoke briefly after the contest, and was not at all amused by having to play in the third quarter.
John Keim of the Washington Examiner transcribed for us.
More after the jump…
Q: What happened this week?
A: I don’t know. I was told I had headaches or whatever and that’s why I couldn’t go out and practice. It was a little bit more than that, but they didn’t want to expose that.
Q: What was it?
A: You’ll have to ask them, but I guess they’ll tell you headaches.
Q: You didn’t have anything?
A: That was part of it, but it wasn’t all of it. They left out a whole lot of stuff.
Q: Why would they do that?
A: I don’t know, but I guess to make themselves look good, make me look bad for not going to their offseason conditioning program. Next year I’m not coming either. I’ll be with my trainer again and I’ll get back in the same shape I’m in and feel good about myself.
Q: Are they holding it against you?
A: Oh yeah I think so. It’s all right. I’m a football player and I know I can still play the game as long as I get this defense down I’ll be all right.
Q: How did you feel tonight?
A: It was all right; third quarter, ninth-year pro, I don’t think I should have been out in the third quarter but for having headahces, that’s what they wanted to do.
As many have suspected, the coaching staff has been keeping certain details concerning Haynesworth from the media, at least he is portraying it that way. This news is obviously disturbing as this type of distraction continues to plague the team.