It appears Albert Haynesworth’s temper has gotten the best of him once again.
According to a report by the Williamson Source’s Chris Lee, the former Tennessee star had to be escorted out of the Brentwood High School gymnasium following an altercation with his son prior to his son’s basketball game.
According to the report, the altercation between Haynesworth and his son, Asharri, occurred just minutes before tipoff and was captured on a yet-to-be-released video. Haynesworth apparently was escorted out of the building without incident once police became aware of the situation and approached the two.
While there seems to be much we don’t yet know about this incident, it’s undoubtedly another bad look for Haynesworth, whose struggles with anger issues have long been well-known, and he’s been in the news fairly often in recent months, especially for his comments blasting Butch Jones at the end of the now-former Tennessee coach’s tenure in Knoxville.
While he’s continued to have struggles off the field, Haynesworth had a massively successful career on it. The 6-foot-6, 350-pound South Carolina native was a high school All-American before choosing to attend Tennessee in 1999. Under Phillip Fulmer in Knoxville, Haynesworth became a freshman All-American and an All-SEC defensive tackle following his junior season.
In the NFL, Haynesworth spent most of his career with the Tennessee Titans, who selected him 15th overall in 2002. Though Haynesworth quickly became one of the most successful defensive tackles in the NFL — so much so that the Washington Redskins signed him to a record $100 million contract in 2009 — he continually showed the temperament issues that would plague him for much of his career.
These issues were best personified in 2006 when he famously stomped on the head of helmet-less Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode, causing Gurode to receive 30 stitches below his right eye. Haynesworth would be suspended for five games for the incident, just the second multi-game suspension for an on-field incident in NFL history.