Haynesworth had a scheduled hearing Tuesday, where he settled. The Associated Press notes that a judge can “dismiss misdemeanor assaults under a provision called ‘accord and satisfaction’ when the victim says he has been made whole.”
Translation: Haynesworth paid to make the charges go away.
Haynesworth was accused of punching a man during a traffic altercation. He’s also facing a sexual abuse charge in Washington and is said to be a delight at any party he attends.
Despite the settlement, these latest legal issues could possibly lead to punishment by the NFL considering Haynesworth’s prior track record.