Albert Haynesworth has been sued for $7.5 million in the wake of the traffic accident in which the Washington Redskins’ All-Pro defensive tackle faces two criminal charges.
The Tennessean reported that Corey Edmonson, the driver of the other vehicle in the Dec. 13, 2007 crash, has had two surgeries, including a hip replacement, and will need another operation.
According to the lawsuit, filed in Williamson County (Tenn.) Chancery Court last Friday, Edmonson is unable to work and his medical bills could top $1 million.
Haynesworth, whose hearing on charges of driving with an expired registration and reckless driving was postponed last week from April 28 to June 8, allegedly tried to pass Edmonson on Interstate 65.
The police report said that Haynesworth’s Ferrari made contact with Edmonson’s Mercury and caused it to slam into a concrete barrier. The accident occurred just four days after had been placed on supervised probation by a Williamson County judge for driving more than 100 miles per hour on I-65 in March.
The 27-year-old Haynesworth, then with the Tennessee Titans, signed a seven-year, $100 million contract on Feb. 27 with the Redskins that includes $41 million guaranteed.
Messages for Haynesworth’s attorney, Glenn Funk, and Jonathan Perry, who represents Edmonson, were not immediately returned.
— David Elfin