Redskins' Haynesworth charged with sexual abuse

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor sexual abuse for allegedly fondling his server’s breast at a Washington hotel.

A grand jury returned an indictment formally charging Haynesworth. The waitress’ allegations have been reported by the media after the alleged incident in February.

If convicted, Haynesworth, 29, 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.

Telephone and e-mail messages left for Haynesworth’s agent, Chad Speck, were not immediately returned. At the time the server’s accusations became public, Speck said “there seems to be no truth to these allegations.”

Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said the team was referring all calls to Haynesworth and his agent.


Associated Press sports reporter Joseph White contributed to this report.

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