Published November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Redskins football player Albert Haynesworth was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday for allegedly fondling a server at a swanky hotel bar in the U.S. capital, U.S. prosecutors said.
Haynesworth, 29, was charged in Superior Court of the District of Columbia on a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse for allegedly sliding a credit card down the front of a server's dress and fondling her breast late on February 13, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Washington said.
Haynesworth, who signed a seven-year $100 million contract in February 2009, was sidelined without pay for the National Football League team's final four games last year for "conduct detrimental to the club."
He had argued with his coaches and before the season started he arrived at training camp out of shape and insubordinate. Haynesworth has also had problems off the field, including a road rage incident in Virginia in February.
If convicted, he faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky and James Vicini; Editing by Peter Cooney)