Albert Haynesworth charged in road rage case

February 5th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Washington Post has reported that the Redskins defensive linesman, Albert Haynesworth will surrender himself to authorities as soon as he gets back to town.

This follows a road rage incident recently that got the police to charge Haynesworth with simple assault. According to the police, a 38-year-old man reported that he had been assaulted in traffic by somebody that he believes is Haynesworth.

The man narrated to the police that he was driving at Reston, Va. on Wednesday morning when the incident happened. According to the police account, the man after feeling that Haynesworth was tailgating him made a “non-verbal hand gesture” to the defensive linesman.

Both men continued to drive on but when they got into a traffic stop, Haynesworth allegedly got out and punched the man in the face after the two men argued.

The 29-year-old moved to the Redskins in 2009. The Redskins paid $100 million for seven year service of the star. He has had previous brushes with the law. In March 2008, he was riding his Ferrari at more that 100mph on a Tennessee interstate resulting in the paralysis of a driver.

The driver is seeking $7.5 million in damages from the star. The case is currently pending before a court.

The Redskins have denied knowledge of the assault case.

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