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Road-Rage Charge Dismissed Against Redskins' Haynesworth

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Albert Haynesworth and Donavan McNabb are no longer with the Washington Redskins.
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Albert Haynesworth and Donavan McNabb are no longer with the Washington Redskins.

Under Virginia law, a judge can dismiss misdemeanor assaults under a provision called ''accord and satisfaction,'' in which a victim says he has been made whole, usually by a financial payment.

Police say the man accused Haynesworth of punching him in a traffic altercation in Reston. The man told investigators he made a gesture at Haynesworth for tailgating him. They stopped their two vehicles and Haynesworth allegedly got out of his pickup truck and punched the other driver.

At a hearing Tuesday morning in Fairfax, the case was settled. The details of the agreement haven't been made public.

The alleged victim declined to comment.

Haynesworth also faces a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge. He is accused of inappropriately touching a waitress at the W Hotel in downtown D.C. Feb. 13. He has pleaded not guilty.

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