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Albert Haynesworth's sexual assault trial pushed back

Defense gets postponement to Aug. 2 Brad Biggs

Print This July 09, 2011, 10:40 AM EST

Albert Haynesworth’s trial on a sexual abuse charge has been pushed back to Aug. 2 after it was scheduled to begin Monday.

The trial had been scheduled to begin before training camps would begin, and the defense asked for the delay to help witnesses schedule appearances. But as the Washington Post noted, Haynesworth also delayed his trial stemming from a road rage incident and that time was used to negotiate a settlement.

The Washington Redskins defensive lineman was accused of fondling the breast of a waitress at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12. His attorney has accused the waitress of trying to make a cash grab with a false accusation. Haynesworth rejected a plea offer of simple assault in May. He told investigators the waitress was upset because he is not attracted to black women.

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