Haynesworth may settle road-rage case

Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has a court date in Fairfax County amid efforts to settle a criminal charge that he assaulted a motorist in a road-rage case.

A hearing in the misdemeanor assault case is scheduled for Tuesday.

Under Virginia law, a judge can dismiss misdemeanor assaults under a provision called “accord and satisfaction” when the victim says he has been made whole, usually by a financial payment.

Police say a man accused Haynesworth of punching him in a traffic altercation in Reston. The man told investigators he made a gesture at Haynesworth for tailgating him. The two vehicles stopped and Haynesworth allegedly got out of his pickup truck and punched the other driver.

Haynesworth is also facing a sexual abuse charge in Washington.

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