Skip to main content

NFL player will balance job, boating in Tampa

Even professional football players have trouble resisting the allure of boating.

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the team claimed him off waivers this week from the New England Patriots.

During media interviews, Haynesworth acknowledged receiving an offer from the Bucs during the 2009 free agency signing period, but he said he eventually decided that Tampa would not be a good fit.

“It was too pretty, too much water, too much sun here, and I'd just bought a big nice boat, a good fast boat, and I really felt like if I came here I'd mix my time in with football and boating," Haynesworth said in a report published on the Tampa Bay Online website.

"When I was in Tennessee, during football season I did the football and during the offseason I did the boating and did all my toys and played around and everything like that.

"But I figured with the water and the sun being here all year round I was a little afraid of myself on a Tuesday or something like that going for a boat ride. I should have trusted myself and known, but I was really kind of scared of that,” he added.

Click here for the full article.

Related

MASS.RECREATION

Mass. Opens Office of Outdoor Recreation

The new office will coordinate outdoor recreation policy, identify funding opportunities and more.

ONEWATER

OneWater Marine Completes Acquisition

Harbor View Marine has a marina facility in Pensacola, Fla., and a dealership in Orange Beach, Ala.

POINT.SOUTH

Florida Panhandle Marina Reopens

Destroyed by Hurricane Michael in 2018, Point South Marina in Port St. Joe has new drystack storage and is adding slips.

WAKESPORTS

Wakesports Luminaries Recognized

The 2022 class of Wakesports Hall of Fame inductees includes influential pioneers from the sport’s earliest years.

SEATOW

Sea Tow Holds Annual Meeting

The company presented awards in a variety of categories, including the Captain Joe Frohnhoefer Visionary Award, named for Sea Tow’s founder.

FOUR-WINNS-ELECTRIC

Four Winns Launches Electric Boat

The builder partnered with Vision Marine Technologies on the H2e, a production bowrider powered by an electric outboard.