Abuse charges on Albert HaynesworthBy Football Fanatic
Albert Haynesworth, the defensive lineman of Washington Redskins was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor sexual abuse for allegedly fondling the breast of his server in a hotel restaurant in Washington.
A grand jury returned an indictment formally charging Haynesworth over the alleged incident at a downtown Washington hotel in the early hours of Feb. 13. If convicted, the 29-year-old two-time All-Pro faces up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the government’s evidence shows Haynesworth slid a credit card down the front of the server’s dress and fondled her breast.
Haynesworth’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden, called the charge disappointing and regretful and said it would be a difficult case for the government to prove. Haynesworth is innocent and several witnesses would vouch that the alleged conduct never happened, Bolden said.
Telephone and e-mail messages left for Haynesworth’s agent, Chad Speck, were not immediately returned. Redskins’ spokesman Tony Wyllie said the team referred all calls to Haynesworth and his agent.