Accused NFL Star Albert Haynesworth: “I Don’t Even Like Black Girls”

May 1, 2011


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

It looks like Washington Redskins star Albert Haynesworth is having even more problems beyond the ones that led to the Redskins taking him off the field.  Haynesworth has been accused of fondling a young waitress at the W Hotel.  The government offered him a plea bargain, but he’s not taking it.

The prosecution sent a letter to Haynesworth’s attorneys offering to drop the sexual abuse charge against Haynesworth if he would agree to plead guilty to one count of simple sexual assault.  His attorneys have turned down the offer and said they look forward to their day in court.

Haynesworth’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden,  said that he feels the government’s case is very weak. 

"All of the very inflated and beefed-up facts that the W employees have put together, to make fit nicely with the government case, the government has to prove those allegations now," Bolden said.

According to court papers, Haynesworth was at the W for a birthday party.  The woman accusing him is a full-time college student working in the VIP area.  The woman was clearing tables and Haynesworth wanted her to take his credit card.  According  to the woman, her hands were full, but the player kept pushing his card toward her, tapping her on her arms and shoulders.

After the woman didn’t take the card, Haynesworth allegedly pushed the card down the front of her shirt, inside her bra.  She said that the player then moved his hands around her breast.  She claims that she told him to stop and then walked away.

Another staff member at the hotel said she witnessed the incident and that the waitress nodded to Haynesworth, saying that it was ok to put the card in her shirt (reports are not saying whether she gave him permission to put it inside her bra).  The witness says that the woman’s voice became more tense when Haynesworth put his hand inside her bra.

When the manager confronted Haynesworth about the incident, he replied, “I didn’t touch her.” Also, the document says that Haynesworth referred to the woman as “a little black girl,” and that he “doesn’t even like black girls.”

That big swooshing and crashing sound you’re hearing is the inevitable end of Albert Haynesworth’s NFL career.  While the facts of this particular case are yet to be determined, what has been clear is that Haynesworth’s attitude and behavioral problems have been enough for the Washington Redskins to put their most valuable financial investment on the sidelines.  If Haynesworth does end up outside the NFL or in a jail cell at some point, he will unfortunately be one of a long line of black athletes to end up in trouble with the law. 

Personally, I find that at least once a month, I end up writing about some silly incident occurring with some black male athlete in a night club.  While it’s clear that the white guys like to party too, I can’t help but remain concerned about some of the choices that professional athletes seem to make.  Far too many of them are undereducated, overconfident and seem to believe that their livelihoods are made of steel.  Perhaps one day the intellectually-evolved black male athlete will become the topic of media conversation and athletes going through life without any sense of responsibility will be looked upon with the shame that they deserve.

Also, Haynesworth’s alleged comment about “not even liking black girls” is oddly common among many athletes and insulting to African American women.  I hope he didn’t say the things he’s accused of saying, but the truth is that Haynesworth has about as much credibility as a Republican at an anti-poverty convention.  His case will be weak in the eyes of the public, primarily because he’s spent so many years making himself look like a young version of Lawrence Taylor.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of ALARM, the Athlete Liberation Academic Reform Movement.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here. 

8 Responses to “Accused NFL Star Albert Haynesworth: “I Don’t Even Like Black Girls””

  1. SB Says:

    Him “not even liking black girls” further explains the demeaning behavior! I personally have never seen him out publicly with a black woman! Even during the “booty call” hours, they are ALWAYS trashy white girls! Clearly a SISTAH is what’s missing from his life, cause he’s certainly misguided and out of control!!!

  2. Cora52 Says:

    While I can’t speak for sure about the sexual abuse case, I was/am offended about the remark he made concerning black women. Obviously, he has forgotten that his mother, the woman that raise him to the best of her ability, is a BLACK woman. To bad he has such a low opinion of her & the other Black women in his family!!! All I can do is: shake my head, & hope he comes to his senses before it’s to late. He deserve all that’s coming to him, just for the disrespect, PERIOD!

  3. Cora52 Says:

    I’m wondering why my last comment posted afew seconds ago, is timed @ 4:17pm, when in reality it’s only 12:19 as I type this!?!? Whatever time it post – it’s only 12:21, as I’m about to send this now!!!

  4. James McCoy Says:

    I guess the plantation mentality is alive and well!

  5. Ms.Kedra Says:

    This man and I use that word loosely is consumed with self hate and has no God in him. I feel no pity for him. He will get just what he deserves. Hey really he prefers trash over class so there you go!

  6. Paco Says:

    While I don’t condone what he did, he was not insulting his mother sister’s in his family. As for liking or disliking black women, it is his preference to like whom ever. I was married to a black woman for over 30 year’s and wish I knew then what I know now. I would rather run through a buring building soaked in gasoline before I would ever enter into another relationship with a black woman. Now this is not to say that all black women are bad, but it is my personal choice not to have any type of relationship with one. For me personally, it doesn’t take away my love for my mother, sister’s aunt’s neices or any other female in my family who I do not date.

  7. David Says:

    I don’t know for sure but usually when someone of his size is demeaned growing up and finally fame and fortune comes his way,now look at me metality comes. His baby momma seems to be the black woman taking some of his cash and is about to receive much more. Hence anger toward black women in general,and turning to white woman is something he like many other brothers what and seek to have. His sentiment sounds similar to Li’l Wayne’s but soon enough reality will set in.

  8. JC Says:

    Black woman are in trouble today due in part from supporting less than stellar/decent black men over the years (going waaaay back to greatgrand mother’s day or before)in our families & communities. From example, black females are still the main supporters of degrading rap music, we need to upgrade the standard of men we associate with or make part of our lives, protect all our children from abuse of any kind, educate ourselves & our children, spend wisely (save more),etc. Show ourselves we love ourselves–we wear too much falseness (hair,clothing,nails,etc.). Exp.,the wig,weave,hair chemical industries make millions off of us—-keep in mind everybody need not be natural BUT must we be soooo false or removed from our natural selves???? We can enhance without completely changing who we are….

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