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Haynesworth indicted on traffic charges

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BFISA, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Haynesworth indicted on traffic charges

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been indicted on two misdemeanor traffic charges after a crash that seriously injured another driver.

    District Attorney Kim Helper of Williamson County said Thursday that Haynesworth was indicted Monday on charges of reckless driving and having expired registration.

    Haynesworth, a former Titan who signed with the Redskins last month, was released on $1,000 bond after surrendering Wednesday. Maximum punishment is six months in jail and a $500 fine on the reckless driving charge and 30 days in jail and a $50 fine for the other charge.

    The charges come from a Dec. 13 incident in which Haynesworth tried to pass another driver, who crashed into a concrete median.

    Chad Speck, Haynesworth's agent, didn't respond to an e-mail Thursday seeking comment. He said previously that his client pulled over after the accident, called police and did not leave until cleared by an officer.

    Haynesworth is scheduled for arraignment March 30 in Williamson Circuit Court in Franklin, just south of Nashville. Helper would not speculate how long the case would be in the courts.

    Since the accident, on Interstate 65 south of Nashville, Corey Edmondson has needed a hip replacement and is unable to move except with a walker or in a wheelchair, said his attorney, Jon Perry.

    "I am not surprised at all by the indictment," Perry said Thursday. "This accident could have very easily killed Corey."

    Haynesworth, an All-Pro, signed a $100 million, seven-year contract Feb. 27 with the Redskins just a few hours after the start of free agency.

    With Tennessee last season, he had a career-high 8½ sacks. He has 24 sacks in seven NFL seasons since the Titans drafted him in the first round out of the University of Tennessee in 2002.

    In 2006, he was suspended for five games for swiping his cleated foot over Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode's face. It was the league's longest suspension for an on-field act.

    Last year in another case, Haynesworth agreed to 30 days probation to divert a ticket for driving 103 mph in a 70 mph zone.


    Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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  2. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Sounds like Hynesworth needs to get a grip on life or at least his driving.
     
  3. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    Sucks for the Redskins...
     
  4. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    he has $$$$$,he'll pay a big fine, and not go to jail. Thats what Lawyers do.
     
  5. pure-sol

    pure-sol Well-Known Member

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    fixed :tdown:
     
  6. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Yup!! :icon_evil:
     
  7. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  8. Rainman

    Rainman BoltTalker

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    Well, if Haynesworth didn't step on the arresting officer's head, leaving clete marks, then I'd say it looks like he's making progress in becoming a good citizen. :tup:
     
  9. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Lawyers, Celebrities, $$$$$$, they all go hand in hand and one cant do without at least 1 of the 3.
     
  10. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

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    He has to get a serious suspension from the league for this.

    Not only does he have a history of violence, he did this what, two days after he was put on probation for another reckless driving incident?

    That's gotta be worth 4 games.
     

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