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Ex-NFL Star Albert Haynesworth

Dumps Water On Homeless Man

'Stop Harassing My Customers!'

8/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

082514_albert_haynesworth_launchFormer NFL superstar Albert Haynesworth dumped a bucket of ice cold water on a transient who posted up in front of his burger joint ... after the guy allegedly harassed several female patrons ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

Haynesworth -- who famously signed a $100 million contract with the Redskins in 2009 -- now owns the BurgerFi restaurant in Knoxville, TN ... right near the University of Tennessee campus.

Haynesworth tells TMZ Sports ... he recently noticed a homeless man set up camp in restaurant's underground parking garage and called police to escort him off the property.

But according to Albert, the guy came back --and began harassing Haynesworth's patrons.

"He swung at some girls.The guy was running off customers."

So Albert decided to take matters into his own hands -- "I gave him the ice bucket challenge!"

Albert says he took a bucket of water from the ice cream machine and doused the guy ... hoping it would send a message that he wasn't welcome on the property. 

"I don't usually care [about homeless people on the property] as long as they don't mess with people and sometimes we’ll make them food when they come up to the front and give out forks and napkins to the customers."

So far, the man has not returned. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Shoulda stomped him in da eyez. Albert's getting soft. Truth.

58 days ago
2.

K South West    

Way to treat the low lives in society... fyi if he got sick he could sue you and the entire franchise

58 days ago
3.

iBetty    

Let's just call this the ALS Challenge gone wrong! lol

58 days ago
4.

Mihalick    

That's more effort than Fat Albert put forth on the field the last couple years of his football career. If he got paid for his performance instead of getting guaranteed money for signing a contract, he would be homeless right now.

58 days ago
5.

veighey    

Fkin sicko the man is homeless ffs

58 days ago
6.

annaK83    

This is what happens when ghetto people own businesses. Heartless POS, he was obviously not in the right frame of mind... Next an apology if he offended someone.... And all this free publicity.... Sick.

58 days ago
7.

Sasha    

that crazy homeless man knows not to bother anybody anymore or he's gonna get a nice cold bath free of charge...

58 days ago
8.

celtics34    

If this gorilla didn't play in the NFL he would be sitting right next to this homeless man Better be nice Albert might need him in a few years

58 days ago
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realtalk    

at least the guy got a shower that day

58 days ago
10.

Mario    

Seems justified. If he's harassing customers and swinging at women then he deserved it. Being homeless doesn't give you a free pass to be an a-hole

58 days ago
11.

Fantastic Four    

Finally someone is standing up for women being harassed, threatened, and assaulted by homeless people.

Everytime I go to my car, I walk by a puddle of urine from the man who sleeps in our garage, leaving his cough syrup bottles and needles where kids could get them, and even spit on an 86 year old woman with a walker who is deaf.

Big cities are being terrorized by these guys that the police refuse to arrest (like this gentleman), who drive away residents, customers, and are voluntary addicts.

58 days ago
12.

Carla G.    

Wow. Ever think maybe he's ill? What a terrible thing to do!

58 days ago
13.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I wonder why he thought it was a good idea to give this story and video to TMZ. He should have kept this incident to himself. It's nothing to be proud of.

58 days ago
14.

sherri06    

So of you're homeless it's ok to harass people?

58 days ago
15.

weLLibeDamn    

People remeber when you say gorilla you saying the toughest animal in the jungle who all fear!! Thats helluva props.. Gorilla,i like it!!

58 days ago
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