Community Service Halfway Over For Haynesworth
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has finished half of the community service he is required to do as a result of a plea deal in a case in which he was accused of touching a waitress’ breast at a Washington hotel.
Haynesworth’s attorney told a Washington judge Tuesday that his client had completed at least 83 of the necessary 160 hours.
Haynesworth, who was recently released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pleaded no contest in August 2011 to a charge of simple assault in the case. Prosecutors will drop the charge entirely if he continues to stay out of trouble for the next year and finishes the remaining hours of community service.
Haynesworth next has to report on his progress to the court on Aug. 15.
The Redskins traded him to the New England Patriots prior to the start of the 2011 season in exchange for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick.
He was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers after the Patriots waived him in early November.
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