The Washington soccer team said it was aware of photos on social media showing a quarterback Dwayne Haskins In a strip club on Sunday night while not wearing a mask, and that the team would deal with the problem internally.
Haskins tweeted an apology, saying he spoke with coach Ron Rivera on Monday and “took full responsibility for putting the team at risk. It was irresponsible and immature and I take responsibility for my actions.” He also issued an apology to his team-mates for “causing a distraction while we were pushing in the play-off match.”
Haskins later set his Twitter account to private.
The team said it showed the league to the Instagram photo, which was taken hours after Haskins began losing Washington 20-15 against Seattle. Handling the issue internally would likely result in Haskins being fined, as it was earlier this season when he violated COVID-19 protocols by booking a family friend to stay at the team’s hotel the night before a road match against the New York Giants.
The breach was discovered before the person arrived, but Haskins still had a $ 4,833 fine.
It’s uncertain what this means for Haskins when Washington hosts the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. One of the sources said that the team is optimistic that the quarterback Alex Smith He will return after missing one match with the right leg muscle tension. Smith suffered the injury during the December 13 victory over San Francisco, which caused him to miss the loss to Seattle.
Rivera wants to prevent the Haskins story from obscuring what is at stake for the team: a chance to grab NFC East. Washington (6-8) could win the score if his team defeated the Panthers and lost the Giants to the Baltimore Ravens.
On Monday, before the photo came out, Rivera said of maintaining the protocols: “This will be the thing that we’ll definitely talk about when we get started on this. Now that we’re late in the season, things have gone well. Let’s keep focusing on staying.” Outside of everything and staying healthy. We hope we can keep that and continue. We’ll definitely talk about it. “
Washington has not lost any player from its active list to the Reserve / COVID-19 list this season.
A recent situation with Haskins will cause the team to take a hard look in the off-season regarding their future with the organization. Washington picked him 15th in the 2019 draft, a move led by owner Dan Snyder rather than by the scouts or coaching staff. Rivera Haskins’ employees inherited, and multiple sources said they felt they could make it work by challenging him.
With no pre-season matches, Rivera decided to give all of the first-team representatives to Haskins during training camp to fully prepare him for the season. Rivera Haskins appointed Apprentice in late August. Rivera said at the time that if he had been off-season, he would have competed with Haskins Kyle Allen For the job. At the time, they weren’t sure what Smith could do after he missed the previous season with a broken leg, and they had thought hard about putting him on the injured reserve.
Haskins sat on the bench after four matches as multiple sources said they wanted to see better preparations than him during the week, among other things, and take a more mature approach. He was demoted to Series Three for four weeks but became the second midfielder after Allen suffered a leg injury on November 9.