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RESTON, Va. Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from what police say was an alleged road-rage encounter in which he threw a punch at a fellow motorist in a Washington, D.C., suburb.
Fairfax County police say the 29-year-old Haynesworth and his attorney appeared at a police station Saturday morning. Haynesworth signed a summons warrant charging him with assault and left.
He’s scheduled to appear in court on March 31.
The encounter that led to the charge occurred on Feb. 2. Police said a 38-year-old man told investigators he was assaulted by the driver of a pickup truck who was tailgating him. The driver was later identified as Haynesworth.
Simple assault is punishable in Virginia by not more than a year in jail and a fine of $2,500 or less. There is no better person to sue than Albert Haynesworth the most disliked player of the Washington Redskins. If it goes to trial the guy who got hit will get paid. Haynesworth was suspended last season and barely played all year.
There is nothing in Hip Hop going on today as big as the NFL Playoffs. Everybody in America will be watching the games. Wiz Khalifa is supposed to be doing the opening entertainment before the Pittsburgh Game. Should be better than the Black eyed peas for the Superbowl entertainment, you know they are gonna suck.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Game Times
The NFC Championship Game The Greenbay Packers and the Chicago Bears kicks off at 3 on FOX
Las Vegas odds Packers -3
The New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 2011 AFC Championship Game at 6:30 EST on CBS.
Las Vegas odds Pittsburgh -3.5
When former San Francisco 49ers running back Glen Coffee retired from the NFL this summer at the age of 23, he said it was because God told him to leave football and enter the ministry. He didn’t mention whether or not he was supposed to accept his higher calling while carrying an automatic pistol.
Coffee was arrested in Florida on Friday morning for carrying a concealed firearm. Police found the weapon cocked in his center console during a traffic stop.
The former NFL player had been pulled over for speeding in his 2008 Cadillac and was soon discovered to be driving a car without insurance or registration. When police searched the car before it was to be towed, they found the loaded weapon.
Police arrested Coffee and charged him with a third-degree felony, which is punishable in Florida by up to five years in jail. The arrest came in Coffee’s hometown of Ft. Walton Beach.
In his rookie season with the 49ers, Coffee ran the ball 83 times for 226 yards and one touchdown. He was a third-round pick out of Alabama.
Terrible news for former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham and his family Cunningham’s two-year-old son Christian drowned Tuesday afternoon in a hot tub in the back yard of Cunningham’s Nevada home. Las Vegas Police Lieutenant Dennis Flynn has been quoted as saying that it was an accident. According to initial reports, Cunningham was not at home Tuesday afternoon when the child was found, and that an unnamed woman tried to resuscitate the child after finding him at about 4:30 p.m. She called 911 at 4:45, and the child was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus, where he passed away.
Cunningham, 47, is an ordained minister in Las Vegas. According to a family friend who talked with ABC News, about 100 people came to the Cunningham home when the news broke to sing, pray, and grieve with the family. Cunningham is the pastor of a church he founded called Remnant Ministries. He has performed baptisms in that same hot tub, according to reports.
“We were there for support,” said a church member, who asked not to be identified by name. “It’s about being a church family and supporting the family … “I just can’t imagine going through a tragedy like this without having a church family there for you,”
The family friend also described Christian Cunningham to an ABC News reporter.
“He was always active and running around, smiling and giving everybody hugs and jumping on their laps. He was so full of life. He was not only the Cunningham child, he was also the church’s child. He trusted everybody.”
Police spokespeople have told news sources that there is an open investigation into the child’s death, though no foul play or neglect is assumed. It appears to be a horrible, random accident.
More friends and family will gather at Cunningham’s church today to show support.
Cunningham, who passed for 29,979 yards and 207 touchdowns in his 16-year NFL career from 1985 to 2001, made four Pro Bowls and is considered the prototype of the modern mobile quarterback. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, and Baltimore Ravens. He took his son onto the field last year (pictured above) when he was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame at a halftime ceremony.
Cunningham and his wife, Felicity, have three other children: Randall II, Vashti and Grace.
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