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Haynesworth's road rage case dismissed
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Haynesworth's road rage case dismissed

Published May. 31, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, accused of punching a man in the face during a road rage incident, could breath a sigh of relief Tuesday after a Virginia judge dismissed the case, reported.

Haynesworth, 29, was accused of punching Leesburg, Va., resident Arthur Velazques during a traffic incident in February.

But Velazques reached an "accord and satisfaction agreement" with Haynesworth's attorneys, prompting the judge to dismiss the case under state law, according to

Neither Haynesworth nor Velazques spoke to reporters outside the courthouse following Tuesday's proceedings.


The dismissal allows Haynesworth to turn his full attention to his next legal battle. The troubled defensive lineman has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge. He is accused of fondling a waitress at a rooftop lounge at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The alleged incident took place less than 24 hours after the 6-foot-6, 335-pound defensive tackle was formally charged in the incident with Velazques.

Haynesworth, who is due in court on July 11, faces up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted on the sexual abuse charge.

Haynesworth completed his second year with the Redskins last season. He signed a seven-year, $100 million contract -- $41 million guaranteed -- with Washington during the 2009 offseason.

He was suspended without pay for the final four games of the season for conduct detrimental to the team.


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