Albert Haynesworth Charged With Assault

One of the least popular players in the NFL (particularly in the DC area) is about to get even less popular. Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been charged with assault.

It’s alleged that Hayneworth was driving when he got into an altercation with another driver (a 38 year-old man). In what’s being described as an incident of “road rage,” it’s alleged that Haynesworth punched the other driver in the face. Ouch.

Hayneworth’s agent, Chad Speck, disputes the claim (of course). He told the Washington Post that “Albert has yet to speak to the authorities at all on this matter.”

“Only one side of the story has been told at this point in time.  If contacted by the authorities, Albert will certainly cooperate in any way.  This man, who actually provoked the situation himself, recognized Albert and is now simply trying to turn it into his 15 minutes of fame and get, we can only assume, some money.”

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