New Redskins tackle Albert Haynesworth has been in the news a lot lately, but the stories all seem to focus on his $100 million contract and not the car accident that left someone in a wheelchair.
On December 13, Haynesworth was driving down I-65 in Nashville in his 2008 Ferrari 599GTB. A witness said that she was going close to 80 mph in her car when Haynesworth passed her and then attempted to pass 25-year-old Corey Edmondson. Their cars allegedly touched, and then Edmondson lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median. Did we mention that it had snowed the night before and there was still ice on the roads?
Haynesworth was cited for misdemeanor reckless driving and having an expired registration, however, the incident happened just four days after he had been fined $1,000 and put on probation for going 103 mph in a separate traffic incident from last March. He was indicted today on the December charges, but may face further legal trouble because he did not tell his probation officer about the accident.
What about Edmonson? He's been confined to a wheelchair or a walker since the accident and had to have hip replacement surgery. Friends and family have set up a fund to help pay his $230,000 in medical bills since he's been unable to work. In the meantime, Haynesworth became the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.
Traffic accident involving Haynesworth led to hip replacement surgery for young man [Nashville City Paper]
Albert Haynesworth's probation for speeding being reviewed [The Record]
ProFootballTalk.com - MORE TROUBLE FOR HAYNESWORTH [Pro Football Talk]
Haynesworth Indicted (Updated) [Redskins Insider]
Albert Haynesworth Paralyzed a Boy - Don't Forget That [Bob's Blitz]
Help Corey Fund [Help Corey Edmondson]