Shanahan explains Haynesworth suspension in a statement

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The Albert Haynesworth Era in Washington may have reached its conclusion as the Redskins Tuesday suspended the disgruntled defensive lineman without pay for the final four games of the season, citing conduct detrimental to the team.

Haynesworth was notified of the decision Tuesday morning at Redskins Park by General Manager Bruce Allen, apparently because Haynesworth refuses to speak with Coach Mike Shanahan.

The team announced the decision in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Haynesworth is expected to appeal the team’s suspension.

“Despite the club’s numerous attempts to persuade Albert Haynesworth to abide by the terms of his contract, he has repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time,” Shanahan said in a written statement.

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