Haynesworth gets probation

Updated: July 9, 2009, 1:17 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge in Tennessee and will be on probation for three months.

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Court records from show Haynesworth entered his plea Thursday morning in the Nashville suburb of Franklin. He's required to perform 25 hours of community service, make a $5,000 charitable contribution and attend driving school.

The charge against the former Tennessee Titans player stems from a Dec. 13 incident in which prosecutors say Haynesworth tried to pass another driver, who crashed into a concrete median and was badly injured.

Circuit Court Judge Jeff Bivins told Haynesworth that he hopes the process has shown that no one is infallible.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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