>Sit Down: Albert Haynesworth
This is a new segment I’ll be doing from time to time here at Hardwood Diva. Basically, its to address ignorant comments and/or actions from sports figures. Who is our first recipient? Albert Haynesworth. Why you ask??? Because of this right here.
“Just because somebody pay you money don’t mean they’ll make you do whatever they want or whatever. I mean, does that mean everything is for sale? I mean, I’m not for sale. Yeah, I signed the contract and got paid a lot of money, but … that don’t mean I’m for sale or a slave or whatever.”
Sir, you are ridiculous. Don’t ever again in your life compare yourself to a slave. You chose to sign a $100 million contract. Ain’t nothing in the league guaranteed…and we all know that. You had no problem taking that bonus money knowing good and well what defense they were putting in place. Weren’t crying then were you SLAVE?!?!! And you’re not for sale…what the heck does that mean??? Yes you are. You sell your skills, talent and ability to a team (hence your agent/manager) and they decide whether or not to buy. Nothing about that is slavery. That is a traditional employer-employee situation. Thing is you get to negotiate…don’t think slaves got to negotiate pay fool.
You are whining about playing a different position as if they asked you to run your fat butt up and down the field as a receiver…something we all know you can’t possibly do. I’m sure there are plenty of borderline NFL prospects that wouldn’t mind moving over a bit to a different spot to get to play in the league on Sundays and make $100 million in the process.
I said all of that to say: Albert Haynesworth, SIT DOWN!!!