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Haynesworth: No smiling in football

Put Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth down among those who don't like to see opposing players smiling during a game.

He made his feelings on the topic known when he was asked whether he sacked Chicago quarterback Rex Grossman when the two were playing in college.

Haynesworth said he hit Grossman a couple of times when the quarterback played for Florida and Haynesworth was with the Tennessee Volunteers. And he said Grossman did something crazy.

"He's always smiling. He's like a Hines Ward, just always smiling. It kind of bothered me. I guess it's fun to be playing this game, but gosh, don't smile. It's something that just bothers me," Haynesworth said.

Haynesworth might get the chance to knock that smile off Grossman's face Sunday when the Titans (8-0) visit Chicago (5-3).

Haynesworth already has matched his career high with six sacks this season.

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