Former Washington Redskins’ defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth had an interesting tidbit of information, adding to the oddity that is the team’s existence right now.
According to the embattled former player, head coach Mike Shanahan has a provision in his contract that prevents owner Dan Snyder from talking to players at length. It seems beyond odd that Snyder would allow such a provision, so take it for what it’s worth.
In an interview with Tennessee Sports Radio, Haynesworth detailed what he claimed as the situation, via the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg.
“No,” the former defensive tackle said. “You’re talking about with Shanahan? No. That’s another thing that I know of, when Shanahan signed his deal, he made it to where he has in his contract where [Snyder] can’t talk to players. He can only have short conversations, like, hey how are you, things like that. [Before Shanahan], I used to talk to Dan and tell him how I’m playing, or what I’m trying to do, or whatever. Not that he went down to the coaches or whatever and said anything; just kind of like a friend I’m having a conversation with.
“And once Shanahan got there, I could never even talk to [Snyder] again,” Haynesworth continued. “He was never in his office, or he was always busy. I always had to come back or something, which never amounted to me ever talking to him. I mean, the only time I talked to him or saw him was when my brother passed, and he was there for my family and flew us to Nashville and to South Carolina for my brother’s funeral. That was really the only time I seen Mr. Snyder.”
Check out the entire Washington Post article, here.
As has been widely speculated, Shanahan may not be long for D.C. anyway, but it’s still completely bizarre if this is true nonetheless.