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Albert Haynesworth suspended by Washington Redskins for remainder of regular season

Haynesworth_400 Albert Haynesworth has been suspended without pay by the Washington Redskins for the final four games of the regular season.

The defensive lineman received the punishment for “conduct detrimental to the club,” the team said in a press release Tuesday.

Coach Mike Shanahan said in a statement Haynesworth “repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time,” adding that Haynesworth “consistently indicated” to defensive coaches he would not play in certain packages and did not follow instructions during practice and games.

Haynesworth has been at odds with Shanahan and the Redskins for much of the coach's first season with the team -- he did not participate in off-season workouts or a mandatory minicamp, took 10 days to pass a conditioning test at training camp and resisted a change in the defensive scheme, claiming he shouldn't be a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Albert Haynesworth. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

 
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