Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded no contest to reckless driving and as part of a plea agreement received three months probation.
The judge in the case also reminded him of what can happen. "You clearly have a problem with speed around here," Williamson County Circuit Judge Jeff Bivins said. "This happened less than four days after you settled a speeding ticket. Please let this be a wake-up call to you, along with the tragic events that occurred this week; that no one is infallible." The Williamson County area has a lot of high profile homes and high profile people living within its boundaries including Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. Haynesworth was signed by the Washington Redskins in the off-season to a huge free agent deal and is one reason the Redskins have NFL betting odds of 20-1 to win the Super Bowl at the online sportsbook. The Titans, who lost Haynesworth, also have NFL odds of 20-1 to win Super Bowl XLIV.
Haynesworth was sentenced to three months probation, 25 hours of community service, fined $5,000 that will go an emergency responders organization and he was sentenced to an eight-hour defensive driving course. NFL betting information shows that he will not have to check in with the Tennessee probation officer in person as he can do it by phone.
Haynesworth was charged with reckless driving for causing a Dec. 13th accident. NFL betting information tells us that he was driving a black 2008 Ferrari and passed another driver who was going 70 mph and then swerved into the other lane of traffic causing another car to crash. "We agree that we are not going to contest those facts in this case," Haynesworth’s attorney Glen Funk said. NFL odds information tells us that the accident happened just four days after Haynesworth was sentenced to 30 days probation for driving 103 mph.
Haynesworth tried to avoid the media and get the deal worked out but the judge in the case would not hear the case early. Online betting information shows that TV crews were in the court on Thursday but Haynesworth did not comment. The Redskins also did not comment on the case as NFL betting information shows.
Haynesworth still has to deal with the civil charges in the case as the driver of the car that crashed is suing Haynesworth for $7.5 million in damages.