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Redskins player formally charged with assault

RESTON, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a road rage incident earlier this month.

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.

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