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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Redskins’ Albert Haynesworth settles Va. assault charge

An assault charge against Redskins lineman Albert Haynesworth was dismissed Tuesday morning under a Virginia law which allows for a defendant to make “accord and satisfaction” with the victim.

Under Virginia law, misdemeanor cases may be dismissed if the complaining witness has reached an agreement with the defendant not to press charges.

Neither Haynesworth nor the motorist who made the report after a road rage incident, Arthur Velasquez, would comment afterward.

The terms of the accord were not public and the lawyers for both sides declined to say whether any money changed hands.

On May 10, Haynesworth pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse in D.C. Superior Court.

Prosecutors had offered to dismiss the sexual abuse charge if Haynesworth would plead guilty to simple assault, but he rejected the deal.

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