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Ex-Redskin Morgan agrees to 32 hours of community service in deal with prosecutors

Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan entered into a diversion program in an agreement with District prosecutors that would require Morgan to perform 32 hours of community service in exchange for his misdemeanor assault charge being dismissed.

Morgan, 28, appeared in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday with his attorney Billy Martin and told Senior Judge Susan R. Winfield he has accepted the diversion program in connection with an April fight with a valet of a Northwest D.C. nightclub. The employee told police Morgan punched him following a verbal exchange at the club.

As part of the agreement, prosecutors said Morgan has up to four months to complete the community service. He is also required to stay away from the victim and have no additional arrests.

Morgan, a District native, currently lives in Chicago and plays for the Chicago Bears. Winfield told Morgan if he completed the diversion program successfully, he may not have to return to Washington for his next court date of Nov. 12.

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Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.

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