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FUND CREATED FOR HAYNESWORTH ACCIDENT VICTIM

On December 9, 2008, former Titans and current Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was placed on probation after pleading guilty to driving 103 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone. Four days later, he allegedly caused an accident while speeding, again. The victim, 25-year-old Corey Edmondson, required a hip replacement. According to Bonnie Burch of the Tennessean, Edmondson can’t walk, work, or pay his medical or household bills. And so a fund has been created to assist him. Though we encourage PFT Planet to throw some money to Mr. Edmondson at his time of need, another fund recently has been created to assist him. It’s called the “Albert Haynesworth $100 Million Contract Foundation.” Our legal system is intended to compensate the victims of negligent and/or intentional misconduct of others, and to likewise deter such actions by holding perpetrators accountable. Though plenty of people who have been sued or who might be sued love to complain about a system that, ideally, can neither be purchased nor controlled, the fact remains that Edmondson should have already filed a lawsuit against Haynesworth for every penny that Edmondson can get under the laws of the state of Tennessee. Put simply, Haynesworth’s apparent desire to zoom around in expensive cars has created severe consequences for a young man who’ll now be required to undergo a series of operations and suffer significant pain. The fact that the incident occurred only four days after Haynesworth landed on probation for doing the same damn thing convinced us that he still doesn’t get it. So, if the criminal justice system isn’t willing or able to send the appropriate message to Haynesworth, hopefully the civil justice system will do the trick.