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Posted on 10/01/2006 9:23:43 PM PDT by txroadkill
Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was ejected early in the third quarter Sunday after he kicked Dallas center Andre Gurode in the face. Now the tackle expects to be punished and knows he deserves it.
"What I did out there was disgusting," Haynesworth said. "It doesn't matter what the league does to me. The way I feel right now, you just can't describe it."
Julius Jones had just scored on a 5-yard run, putting Dallas up 20-6 in what wound up as a 45-14 victory. Gurode's helmet came off, and Haynesworth, standing over him, used his right foot to kick Gurode in the head.
Gurode said they hadn't been talking or having any exchanges that led to Haynesworth kicking him twice. He received stitches above his forehead and beneath his eye.
"In all my years of football, this has never happened to me. I've never been kicked in the face like this, and I've never seen anybody kick nobody else in the face," Gurode said.
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Oh Yeah...... How 'bout those Cowboys !!!!!
should be sue not suit.
He's about to be sued. He ought to be arrested.
I have a feeling that the players have their own type of justice that will hurt more than the legal consequences.
That's what I was thinking too.
(I live in Nashville, and remember the scams and lies our then mayor, now Democratic governor pulled to get the Titans to come here. I'm enjoying my dose of schadenfreude, but I wish the Cowboys had broken 50 today. Go Chicago Bears!)
Roid rage rampage!
I'll have to see it to decide what I think the punishment should be. Sounds pretty bad, though... Anywhere from a fine and suspension to a lifetime ban and imprisonment.
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A GROSS understatement.
This thug should be kicked off the team.
I guess sportsmanship is not taught in midget football anymore.
Someone just doesnt start doing things like this out of the blue. Not without some kind of brain injury. Did this guy get his bell rung recently.
Looked like more of a prod than a stomp. That indicates that his spikes must have been fairly sharp though.
road rage or roid rage? Is there a difference?
I agree, this guy ought to be up on charges. The NFL for its part has to eject him from the league if it doesn't want that type of thing to become commonplace.
He could have assault charges filed on him for this. I'll bet he gets slapped with a $75,000 fine and a four game suspension. As mad as Fisher was, he might get traded.
I missed it then. The only clip I saw was during the NBC halftime show which showed the second part.
Here's the NBC postgame analysis w/ a clip of the "stomp"
Kick him out of the league.
He easily could have taken an eye out. I don't like it when offensive linemen chop block but I do hope some take a shot at this a-hole the next time he plays.
There goes that career.
This is not going to be a fun week in Nashville. On top of the lossing streak, the Titans now have the Haynesworth situation to deal with. Whatever the league does won't be as grim as what Jeff Fisher will do to him. My respect for Fisher went way up yesterday. I'd love to be a fly on the wall for the Fisher/Haynesworth chat.
Andre Gurode has grounds for legal action if he so chooses. Whether Gurode will do it is another matter. A player suing another for what was done in a sporting event is a very rare thing, if it has been done at all. However, this could be a rare exception. I've seen some cheap shots given, but this is one of the most blatant acts ever. I'm just glad that Gurode's eye wasn't hurt because it could have been involved. A minimum four game suspension coupled with a very stiff fine is coming. I don't look for anything less. And then Fisher will have his say. That's something not to be wished for your worst enemy.
I think we got a glimpse of that when Haynesworth said, "..I disgraced my team...I have respect for the league..." I agree with you about Fisher. He's handled this as well as any fan of his team or opponent would hope.
Contrition from a professional sports player? That's a first...
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