Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has both a public relations manager and a newly hired sports media consultant, and they are apparently working overtime to help him overcome his image problems after his on-the-field assault of Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode. The head-kicking from the out-of-control Titan left Gurode with 30 stitches.
Now a five-game suspension has left Haynesworth with plenty of time on his hands, and his image managers have come up with plenty for him to do, if the following press release excerpts are any indication:
Haynesworth to personally stomp grapes for new wine brand
Albert Haynesworth, called “one of the best stompers I’ve ever seen” by famed winemaker Robert Mondavi, will have his own brand of wine called End Zone Stomp, to be marketed next year. Grapes for the wine will be personally stomped by Haynesworth himself, Mondavi says.
Touring company of Stomp taps Haynesworth
The award-winning theatrical performance Stomp will feature Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in a guest performance for several shows during his five-game NFL suspension. “Man, can that guy stomp,” says Luke Cresswell, one of the show’s creators. “He takes stomping to a new level of pure stompitude.”
Haynesworth to judge Gurode pumpkin-carving contest
Who can carve a pumpkin so that it resembles the face of Cowboys center Andre Gurode after he was kicked and stomped by Albert Haynesworth? Who better to judge the contest than Haynesworth himself? “I’ll be looking for someone who can realistically create the effect of 30 stitches on a man’s face,” Haynesworth says. Proceeds from the charity event will go to the newly formed Albert Haynesworth Stomp Out Drunk Driving campaign.
Haynesworth to give award to Nashville TV reporters
The first annual Albert Haynesworth Nice Guys Award will be given to Nashville television sports reporters, the beloved Titans player is announcing. “I just love these guys and the way they objectively reported what a great guy I am for taking responsibility for my actions,” Haynesworth says. “It’s a real tribute to their professionalism.”