WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse.
Haynesworth's attorney, A. Scott Bolden, entered the pleas in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday, The Washington Post reported.
Haynesworth did not appear in court.
Prosecutors had offered to dismiss the sexual abuse charge if Haynesworth pleaded guilty to simple assault, but Bolden rejected the deal, saying his client was innocent, the Post reported.
A D.C. grand jury indicted Haynesworth in April in connection with an alleged assault on a cocktail waitress Feb. 12 at the W Hotel.