NFL Breaking News: Albert Haynesworth Charged with Road Rage-Induced Assault

Kelso Carpenter@kelsocarpenterContributor IFebruary 4, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 20-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Albert Haynesworth will apparently turn himself in on Friday after being charged with assault.

The incident occurred this week in Reston, VA when Haynesworth allegedly punched a 38-year-old man during an altercation.

Reports are that the man showed an obscene gesture because Haynesworth was following too closely.  The two vehicles pulled over and the man claims that Haynesworth walked up to the driver-side window and struck him in the face.

Haynesworth, who has been the center of much controversy in the Washington Redskins organization for the past two years, is largely believed to be on the trading block.

After signing a stunning $100 million deal in 2009, Haynesworth has underperformed on the field and has been part of an ongoing feud with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.

Having been paid $32 of the $41 million guaranteed in his contract, Haynesworth is likely to be an attractive acquisition offer for a number of teams.

Following this incident, however, considering his past transgressions on and off the field, moving him out of D.C. may be getting more difficult by the day.

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