(CBS/AP) Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a road rage incident earlier this month in Virginia.
Police in Fairfax County say a 38-year-old man driving a Honda Civic told investigators he was assaulted by the driver of a pickup truck who was tailgating him on Feb. 2. The man says he made a "non-verbal hand gesture" to the driver who allegedly followed him to a traffic light, approached his car, punched him in the nose and then fled.
According to authorities, the pickup truck driver was later identified as Haynesworth.
Haynesworth reportedly appeared at a police station Saturday morning with his attorney and signed a summons warrant charging him with assault, then left.
His agent, Chad Speck, reportedly said the player is innocent and that his accuser is merely seeking fame and money.
Haynesworth is scheduled to appear in court March 31.
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