Former Titan, Vol DL Haynesworth in "dire need" of new kidney

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Former Titan, Vol DL Haynesworth in "dire need" of new kidney

Haynesworth was drafted by the Titans in the first round (No. 15 overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft and played in Tennessee for seven seasons, emerging as one of the elite defensive lineman in the game during his tenure. He sent a plea for help, reaching out to friends, family and fans for a potential donor.

In the social media post, it says that Haynesworth's kidney failed him on July 7.

"It's hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow". But the bright side of the latest ordeal [is] I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney.

Onetime Tennessee and National Football League star Albert Haynesworth is in need of help tonight. "GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message", he said, wrapping up the post.

He also shared that he nearly lost his life to a brain anuerism three years after retiring from the NFL.

After his time in Tennessee, the Redskins signed Haynesworth to a seven-year, $100 million contract. He lasted just two years with the team, a span marked by clashes with coaches, legal issues and accusations of apathy, before he was traded to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick.

Haynesworth finished his career with 30 1/2 sacks, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.

Haynesworth told a Nashville radio station in 2016 that he dealt with a brain aneurysm in November 2014 that caused him to spend time in intensive care.

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".