Riggins calls Haynesworth ‘an infection’

While the current Redskins went through two-a-days, a former Redskin took to the airwaves Wednesday. It turns out legendary RB John Riggins isn’t afraid to share his thoughts on the curious case of Albert Haynesworth.

We’ve heard quite a few opinions on Haynesworth — who was ordered by the team to have an MRI on his sore left knee — but never do we recall him being referred to as “an infection.” Here’s a portion of the interview, per Dan Steinberg’s blog in The Washington Post:

“The truth of the matter is you don’t even have to worry about what he did or didn’t do in the offseason,” Riggins said on SIRIUS XM’s Mad Dog Radio. “Look at what he did during the season last year, focus on that. Do you really think that that was [32] million dollars worth of performance out there? I would say no …

“This guy plays when he wants to play, and he takes plays off when you need him out on the field. I’ve never been around a coach that thinks for a second that that’s the kind of player that’s going to help you win a championship. So my advice, not that anybody’s asking it, is to fire the guy. Get him the hell out of camp. The guy’s an infection. Why do you want him down in the locker room?”

Well, Riggins is honest. And, really, he doesn’t sound happy. In fact, he had more to say, including a choice barb for new Redskins QB Donovan McNabb.

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