Albert Haynesworth's sexual assault trial set for July 11

Albert Haynesworth pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault this morning in D.C. Superior Court.

The Washington Redskins defensive tackle will go on trial beginning July 11 after being indicted by a grand jury last month following the alleged assault on a waitress at the W Hotel on Feb. 12. Haynesworth is accused of fondling the breast of the waitress when he went to pay his tab.

Keith Alexander of the Washington Post reports that prosecutors offered to drop the sexual abuse charge if Haynesworth would plead guilty to simple assault. Haynesworth rejected that offer and now he’ll head to trial.

Per the report, Haynesworth’s attorney requested an early court date in July “if there is a season” so that Haynesworth will be able to report to training camp on time. Haynesworth’s camp claims the waitress is motivated by money in her accusations.

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