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Albert Haynesworth Got All Road Ragey Wednesday, Charged With Simple Assault

Washington Redskins epic fail of a defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been charged with simple assault stemming from a road rage incident on Wednesday where the bloated waste of NFL talent allegedly punched some guy driving a 1994 Honda Civic – hardly the “tough guy” kind of automobile – after words were exchanged and “non-verbal hand gestures” were utilized. Haynesworth has not yet been arrested, but intends to turn himself in next week, according to police.

The Washington Post’s Tom Jackman has the scoop. From The Crime Scene (where more details are available):

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.

Oh, so the situation erupted because Haynesworth was riding this guy’s ass? Maybe he was simply acting out after having his ass ridden all year by Redskins coach Mike Shanahan.

It isn’t really necessary to pore over what a disaster Haynesworth has been during his stint in D.C. at this point- that mess has been well documented all over the interwebs, but really, has there ever been a more disastrous free agent signing in the NFL ever? Even Scott Mitchell – and the rest of the guys on this list – cannot believe the heaping and ridiculous piles of money the Redskins mistakenly threw at this guy and the jack squat they have received in return. Still, I suppose this will at least shine the glaring spotlight away from Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his moronic lawsuit, so there’s that.

Haynesworth charged in road incident [The Crime Scene]