Cut blocks elicit irrational behavior
I spent hours interviewing Haynesworth -- in his house, in his monster F-650, over breakfast and lunch - during the past two months. This week in ESPN The Magazine, I write about what I saw, what Haynesworth revealed, and the two surprising paths he's taken to healing.
I know what you want answered: Why did he stomp on the naked head of Cowboys center Andre Gurode? What caused him to commit such an act in such a public arena with so much on the line? Haynesworth's answer is complicated; there is no clear reason, and my story goes into each possible theory. But one of the sparks that lit his fuse occurred in a seemingly forgettable play in the second quarter of the Titans-Cowboys game on Oct. 1.