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Haynesworth Sued in Connection with Accident

A Nashville man has filed a lawsuit against Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth stemming from injuries he suffered in an auto accident involving Haynesworth in December.

According to the Nashville Tennessean, Corey Edmondson filed suit in Williamson County (Tenn.) Circuit Court on Friday, asking for $7.5 million in compensatory damages and punitive damanges amounting to no less than 25 percent of Haynesworth's guaranteed money from the Redskins.

Haynesworth was indicted by a grand jury and has been charged with reckless driving and driving a vehicle with expired registration -- both misdemeanors -- in connection with the incident, which occurred Dec. 13 in Brentwood, Tenn. A call to his attorney was not immediately returned.

According to the Tennessean, the police report states that Haynesworth was weaving in and out of traffic and traveling in excess of the posted 70-mph speed limit on Interstate 65. The report further states that Haynesworth's car made contact with one driven by Edmondson. Edmondson's car then struck a concrete barrier.Edmondson, 25, underwent a hip replacement as a result of injuries he suffered.

The accident occurred four days after Haynesworth was placed on supervised probation for driving more than 100 miles mph on the same interstate in March 2008.

By Cindy Boren  |  May 5, 2009; 1:28 PM ET
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I guess since there is no food being served at the park we dont get any reports

Posted by: GreatOne1 | May 5, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Just Wow. Saw that comin'. See? That's why were payin' him so much... so we can replace his insurance company...

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 5, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I know alot has been written about Jack Kemp. I liked Jack Kemp alot before.

I like him even more after each article I read now. I don't think enough can be said. He help transcend alot of issues....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 5, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

From previous thread:

So for the most part we all agree that the FO is doing their best to ignore the OLine.

Then the question becomes: WHY?

Let's look at some front runners in that category:

F) blargheldygook
7) They've been selling advertising space on the bottom of Soup's shoes
a.ii.v) It's not "sexy"
42) O Linemen don't get ANY receiving or rushing stats! That's why they don't show up on my draftboard
Girraffe) saving $$ at team buffet table

One question though, were Soup and/or CPo Vinnie's drafts? perhaps Darth Vinnie wants to force them out so his own "stellar" choices can show? It wouldn't be the first time a BS FO tried to leave their stamp...

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 5, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't want to talk about "HIM"!

.....Throw out your hands, stick out your tush, hands on your hips, give 'em a push...

The man was a classic!

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 5, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 5, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Thats a big chunk of change.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 5, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Kemp was pretty serious. Will be sorely missed.

...and we get to keep Spectre (yeeech.)

btw - did you see how quickly he exploited Kemp's death?

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 5, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Where is the proof he was going over the speed limit? Someone was clocking him? Where's the proof he side swiped the other guy's car?

Sure, you can sue. But you need proof to get the money.

NOT a big thing. And should be expected with lawyers smelling a big payday.

Lawyers, politicians, and reporters - Always claim to be for the people, but actually more likely to care for one person. And it ain't you!

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 5, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

funny how so many of those pols have law degrees.... he he he...

Posted by: DikShuttle | May 5, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

The AP article also mentions that Haynesworth has never called this man to apologize.

I have not been impressed with Haynesworth's sense of personal accountability. His remorse for the head-stomping incident seems half-hearted and this sounds like a similar case.

Haynesworth seems primarily concerned with his own reputation, not the health of his victims.

Posted by: drischord | May 5, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

As the old saying goes, "Easy come, easy go".
Seems like big boy is not much of a resposible or safe driver. If I was a betting man, I'd bet that the plaintiff opts for a jury trial and declines a settlement. I don't know his race, but if he's white and in Tennessee I'm sure 12 of his peers will be more than willing to empty the pockets of a rich Black man.

Posted by: 72Redskins | May 5, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Remember if you have car insurance, this kinds of suits are covered (at least for his sake)

Posted by: peaceful2008 | May 5, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Forget the Tennessee plaintiff! Everyone should get in their cars, drive around Ashburn, VA and hope that Haynesworth is rushing to get to that "Old Country Buffet" line. Just pray that you survive your "experience" with big Albert and sue for the rest of his contract! Good luck everyone!

Posted by: JohnWWW | May 5, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I imagine Al's lawyer advised his client to not call this man and apologize. A gesture like that could be viewed as an admission of guilt. And Al's insurance company will most certainly be invovled. I don't think there's anything here to be worried about as far as football is concerned.

That said I do feel for the young man who was injured. Having a hip replaced at 25 is tough. He'll likely have to have that hip replaced three or more times in his life time. And there's OT and PT and he'll have problems with his other joints due to favoring one side. I hope that he has as happy and productive a life as possible.

Posted by: Section106 | May 6, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

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