NFL star Albert Haynesworth was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor sexual abuse for allegedly fondling a waitress’ breast at a Washington hotel.
Prosecutors offered Haynesworth a plea deal to simple assault, but his lawyer told the Associated Press that his client is prepared to fight the case.
According to court documents, Haynesworth slid his credit card into the bra of a waitress and fondled her breast while her hands were full of dishes.
According to court documents, the waitress “looked up and down at herself, as if wondering where (Haynesworth) expected her to put (the card),” when he slid the card down the center of her bra and began touching her breast. He said something to the effect of “Can I do that?,” the documents state.
Per the report, a witness said it looked like the waitress submitted to it at first but then grew angry. In addition, Haynesworth’s credit card was denied for a charge of $800.
“I didn’t touch her,” Haynesworth told a security official, according to documents. He also explained that he doesn’t “even like black girls.”
“I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend,” Haynesworth reportedly told detectives. “I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me,” added Haynesworth.
Albert Haynesworth currently plays for the Washington Redskins. He signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins in February 2009.