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Friday, February 4, 2011

Alleged Redskin Albert Haynesworth Charged Following Road Rage Incident Near Reston Hospital

Getty Images).jpegAlleged Redskins "defensive lineman" Albert Haynesworth has taken time away from his busy schedule of hanging out at various Reston Town Center hotspots to be charged with simple assault following an alleged road rage incident on Fairfax County Parkway this Wednesday.

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.

She declined to be more specific about the circumstances of the assault.

The pickup driver then returned to his truck and drove away. Broderick said the Civic driver told police he thought his assailant might be the troubled Redskins player, who was suspended by the team for the final four games of the season for insubordination. Police investigated.

On Thursday night, Fairfax police obtained a warrant for simple assault. Broderick said police had been in contact with Haynesworth's lawyer, that Haynesworth was out of town and was making arrangements to surrender next week.
It wasn't the first time Haynesworth has had driving-related problems. But we're sure Haynesworth's many fans on the Twitters will react to this news in the same supportive fashion as they've treated the fading superstar's other transgressions:

Well, maybe not.


  1. Did we know about yet another driving infraction in Reston for Fat Albert?

    From Tom Jackman in today's on-line Washington Post:

    "Haynesworth also picked up a speeding ticket in Reston last month, court records show. He allegedly was driving a sport-utility vehicle, with Florida tags, 64 mph in a 45 mph zone on Baron Cameron Parkway at Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston on Jan. 4. The ticket was issued at 10:41 a.m., and has not been paid, with a court date set for next month."

  2. For what it's worth, Haynesworth's agent, no doubt an expert in traffic law, has denied these allegations:

    For what it's worth, I'd hate to be the guy's agent.

  3. And then there's this:

    No need to click through to the link -- the headline says it all.

  4. Note to self, never get out of the car if there is a powerful black psychopath waiting for me.

  5. Albert Haynesworth would right at home in The Gulag.

  6. How so? Did he graduate from section 8 housing?


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