Posted by Andy Benoit
The AP reports (via USA Today) that prosecutors are offering Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth a plea deal. Haynesworth was indicted on sexual assault charges Tuesday (he allegedly caressed the breast of a waitress at the W hotel).
Officials have filed paperwork that gives Haynesworth a chance to plead guilty to a charge of simple assault. According to USA Today, “the U.S. Attorney's Office, the government's evidence shows Haynesworth touched the breast of (the) server”.
If convicted of the sexual abuse charge, Haynesworth could face up to six months in jail. Haynesworth’s attorney, A. Scott Bolden, declined to comment.
UPDATE 3:35 p.m. EST: According to TBD.com, here are some of the things Haynesworth said to authorities at the time of incident:
"I know what this is about, she is just upset that I have a white girlfriend."
"I couldn't tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me."
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