Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Former All-Pro Haynesworth arrested on domestic assault charge

Field Level Media
30 Sep 2020, 05:05 GMT+10

Former All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is out on bond Tuesday after being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and domestic assault.

Haynesworth, 39, was arrested Monday in Cleveland, Tenn., accused of threatening and yelling at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. His ex, Brittany Jackson, told police Haynesworth drove two hours from his home in Franklin, Tenn., after threatening her over the phone.

No physical assault occurred, police said.

"After being told multiple times to stop yelling and cursing, Haynesworth was taken into custody, charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct and transported to the Bradley County Justice Center," the Bradley County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Haynesworth bonded out Tuesday.

Haynesworth was a two-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans, who drafted him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 draft.

Haynesworth played in 123 games (92 starts) for the Titans (2002-08), Washington Redskins (2009-10), New England Patriots (2011) and Tampa Bay Bucaneers (2011). He finished with 30.5 sacks. He signed a record-setting, seven-year, $100 million deal with the Redskins in March of 2009.

Haynesworth announced in 2019 that he needed a kidney transplant after battling kidney disease for years. Haynesworth, who has been receiving dialysis, has yet to receive a transplant.

--Field Level Media

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