Former Redskin Albert Haynesworth pleads for donor after suffering kidney failure

Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth says on social media that he needs a kidney transplant.

In the post, Haynesworth said, "Some of you may know I've been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come.I'm in dire need of a kidney".

Haynesworth has apparently been dealing with some serious health issues since his retirement following the 2011 season. "But the bright side of the latest ordeal is I can ask. someone to generously donate a kidney". He spent seven seasons in Tennessee before joining the Redskins in 2009, where he spent two seasons.

Haynesworth, now 38, played ten seasons after the Titans made him the 15th overall choice in 2002. He was placed on waivers after reportedly getting into a sideline confrontation with assistant coach Pepper Johnson.

In a 2015 "Letter to My Younger Self" published by the Players' Tribune, Haynesworth wrote: "If nothing else, listen to me on this, Albert: Do not leave the Tennessee Titans". Haynesworth was then quickly picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they released him the following spring, effectively ending his National Football League career.

He said the experience had long-term effects on his cognitive abilities.

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