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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Mike Shanahan says Albert Haynesworth is "lazy" and has a "lack of passion" and "lack of character."

The Washington Redskins coach on Thursday responded to comments made by Haynesworth this week.

Haynesworth told Tennessee Sports Radio that Shanahan is "conniving," self-centered and will run quarterback Robert Griffin III "into the ground."

Shanahan and Haynesworth clashed frequently during the coach's first year in Washington in 2010. Haynesworth was eventually traded and went down as one of the biggest free agent busts in NFL history.

Shanahan says, "When you don't get along with somebody as a head coach or an assistant coach, it usually falls into one of those areas lazy, lack of passion, and a lot of times lack of character. And he fits all three."

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