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Friday, February 4, 2011

Albert Haynesworth Charged With Assault

It's been a while since we heard anything regarding Washington Redskins estranged DT Albert Haynesworth. He's back in the news today though, but for the wrong reasons. According to this report by The Washington Post's Tom Jackman Haynesworth has been charged with simple assault stemming from a road rage incident with another driver. Here's an excerpt from the story:

Haynesworth, 29, has not been arrested but is planning to turn himself in next week, Officer Shelley Broderick said.

The episode occurred Wednesday morning, and involved a 38-year-old man driving a 1994 Honda Civic and another driver, allegedly Haynesworth, both driving south on the Fairfax County Parkway, Broderick said. The driver of the Civic reportedly felt that a pickup truck following behind him was tailgating, and issued a "non-verbal hand gesture" to the pickup driver, Broderick said.

About 9:16 a.m., at the intersection with New Dominion Parkway, near the entrance to Reston Hospital Center, the two vehicles came to a stoplight. Broderick said the driver of the pickup truck emerged from his vehicle, had a brief exchange of words, and then struck the Civic driver.

I guess since wasn't able to hit many QB's last season another driver was the next best option. Simple assault isn't a major charge and is only a misdemeanor so Haynesworth probably won't get more than a fine and a slap on the wrist.

Fat Albert didn't have the best 2010, to put it lightly. He was involved with a battle of wills with head coach Mike Shanahan during the off season as Haynesworth reported to camp allegedly out of shape, causing him to loss playing time during the season. When on the field the $100 million dollar defensive tackle did not perform up to expectations, registering only 16 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Not quite what the Redskins paid for. To top it all off Haynesworth was suspended without pay for the final four games of the season due to "insubordination". It's safe to say that Albert wont be on Mike Shanahan's Christmas card list.

The Redskins should just cut their losses and let Haynesworth lose. Let him be another team's headache as clearly things are not working out well for him in DC.


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