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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.

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