Albert Haynesworth's trial for misdemeanor sexual abuse will begin on Aug. 23 in Washington, D.C., meaning the defensive tackle could miss training camp assuming the NFL lockout is over by then. According to the Washington Post, the trial could last as long as four days.
The defensive tackle, who is expected to be released by the Redskins when a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is agreed upon by the players and owners, has been charged with fondling a cocktail waitress at a Washington hotel in February. The newspaper writes that as many as 10 witnesses might appear at the trial.
Haynesworth received attention last August for not participating in training camp, but for a different reason. In 2010, it was due to a disagreement with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, who believed the player was out of shape and held him out of camp until Haynesworth could pass a conditioning test.