Albert Haynesworth’s court date on simple assault charges, which stem from an alleged road rage incident in Reston, has been postponed to May 26. The Washington Redskins’ defensive lineman was originally due to appear in Fairfax County Criminal Court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Haynesworth is accused of striking a fellow driver as the man sat in his car at a traffic light on Fairfax County Parkway in Reston on Feb. 4. Haynesworth, who last season clashed with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and was suspended for Washington’s final four games, was charged with simple assault.

Police said that a 38-year-old man driving a 1994 Honda Civic and another driver — allegedly Haynesworth — were southbound on the parkway about 9 a.m. when the Civic driver believed that a pickup was tailgating and made a “non-verbal hand gesture” toward its driver.

At a stoplight, the driver of the pickup got out, had a brief exchange of words with the Civic driver and hit him, according to officer Shelley Broderick.

Haynesworth’s agent denied the allegations.