Redskins.com on the Haynesworth Indictment
As we all know, Redskins.com has proved an invaluable source for unfiltered breaking Redskins news in recent years, free of all the junior varsity mayhem provided by the mainstream media. And yet, due to what I can only assume was an administrative oversight, neither the news feed (Roster Review: Defensive Tackles) nor the official blog has yet been updated with news of Albert Haynesworth's indictment. Because I guess there's no fan interest in that topic.
Luckily, the team still has that little FanHouse newswire thing scrolling across the site, and so while reading the good news about the defensive tackles (!) and that cheerful story about Shaun Alexander's visit to the Park, you can also see these headlines.
As for Haynesworth, what can I say? You can see the police report at Hogs Haven and read a news story at the Tennessean. I suppose you never want your star free agent in the same story as "indicted for reckless driving," but it's not like this is a first for D.C. athletes.
1985: Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley was arrested yesterday and charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended license as he headed west in his 1983 BMW on the Dulles Toll Road, Virginia State Police said. Trooper T.L. Robinson said Manley was driving 83 mph on the 55 mph road when he was stopped at 12:30 p.m.
1986: Former Washington Redskins halfback Terry Metcalf was arrested yesterday in Arlington on cocaine possession and other charges after a row with county police traffic officers, a police spokesman said....Metcalf was also charged with disorderly conduct and reckless driving, accused of driving at 56 miles an hour in a 30 mile zone, and was released after promising to appear in court today.
1989: Washington Redskins running back Kelvin Bryant, who wrecked his car last week and will miss at least two weeks with a sprained cervical spine, will be charged with reckless driving, a spokesman for Fairfax County police said today.
1990: Former Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley was charged with reckless driving yesterday when he crashed his Ford Bronco into a wall while trying to avoid a disabled truck in the right lane and caused a chain reaction accident on the Dulles Toll Road.
1992: Washington Redskins linebacker Kurt Gouveia faces a court hearing in Stafford County, Va., next month after being arrested for allegedly driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone of Interstate 95, authorities said....Gouveia, 27, of Sterling, was charged with two counts of reckless driving.
1993: Marlene Chalmers Cooke, the wife of Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, was arrested early yesterday on a drunken driving charge after she was seen hurtling down M Street NW in Georgetown with a man clinging to the hood of her Jaguar convertible and pounding the windshield, police said....Cooke, whose driver's license puts her age at 37, was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving, police said.
1997: Washington Redskins officials said running back Terry Allen would report to training camp as scheduled next week despite an incident Saturday in Georgia in which he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a high-speed chase with police that ended with Allen crashing his car. Allen's Ferrari was clocked at speeds of more than 100 mph before the crash, according to police reports in Walton County, Ga....He was charged with excessive speed in a 55 mph zone, driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing police, reckless driving, hitting a fixed object and failing to show proof of insurance.
1997: Michael Westbrook is due to appear in court again Sept. 19 on charges of reckless driving. A Virginia state police officer said Westbrook was traveling 76 mph in a 45-mph zone on Aug. 8, according to court documents.
1997: Rod Strickland was found guilty of reckless driving stemming from an incident in September.
2004: Washington Redskins defensive tackle Jermaine Haley has pleaded no contest to reckless driving following his arrest last May.
2008: Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche was arrested Wednesday in south-central Virginia on charges of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license for the third time, authorities said. Blatche, who is entering his fourth season with the Wizards and signed a five-year contract worth around $15 million last summer, was clocked going 86 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 85, said Brunswick County 1st Sgt. Dwyane Jones.
(Full disclosure: I've used my laptop to actually blog while driving. If that's not reckless, I don't know what is.)
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