''He wasn't going to play with the first or second team for obvious reasons,'' Shanahan said. ''He's going to have to earn his way to play with that group.''
That didn't sit well with the big defensive lineman, who ranted to reporters after the game, until a member of the Redskins' PR staff reportedly stepped in and stopped the interview.
"Third quarter ... I'm a ninth-year pro, I don't think I should have been out there in the third quarter," Haynesworth said.
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Haynesworth left the Redskins' Tuesday practice because he "was sick," Shanahan told reporters. On Wednesday, Shanahan described Haynesworth's issue as dehydration. Then Thursday, the Redskins' new head coach said Haynesworth had a headache.
During his postgame blowup Saturday, Haynesworth dismissed all of those explanations.
"I was told I had headaches or whatever, and that's why I couldn't go out and practice. I think it was a little bit more than that," Haynesworth said. "That was part of that but it wasn't all of it. They left out a lot of stuff."
When asked why the coaching staff would do that, Haynesworth replied, "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."