The Washington Football Team's QB Dwayne Haskins apologized after allegedly breaking protocol to attend a strip club following his team's loss to Seattle on Sunday.
A series of Instagram stories blew Haskins' cover, showing a group of women wearing his number 7 jersey and Haskins at the club without a mask.
Is this Dwayne Haskins? I really hope not. These women are all wearing Washington #7 shirts yesterday and that certainly does look like #7 himself partying maskless last night with strippers after the game. pic.twitter.com/BxgHdjuiCe
— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) December 21, 2020
Haskins wore his favorite sweatshirt last night. Eliminating any deniability. pic.twitter.com/hCEdXne6Ir
— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) December 22, 2020
Washington learned of Haskins' night out but has yet to decide on how to deal with the break in protocol.
Do know the team was aware of this yesterday. But had to decide what direction they wanted to go. Haskins was fined for an issue earlier this season -- inviting a family friend to the team hotel before a game. Violated covid protocols.
— John Keim (@john_keim) December 22, 2020
The QB tweeted out a mea culpa on Tuesday, writing that he "took full accountability for putting the team at risk," before setting his social media account to private.
Washington QB Dwayne Haskins publicly apologizes on his Twitter: pic.twitter.com/jgmc6m24DD
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 22, 2020
Haskins has been fined for breaking COVID protocol in the past, after he invited a family friend to visit him at his hotel room. The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero notes that maskless clubbing is mentioned in the league's coronavirus restrictions. Under that agreement, Haskins could be fined a week's salary or suspended for four games.
I’m told Washington has no plans to release QB Dwayne Haskins, who was fined for a previous COVID-19 protocol violation. Going to a nightclub without PPE is considered “High Risk COVID-19 Conduct,” punishable by a maximum fine of one week’s salary or up to four-game suspension. pic.twitter.com/yUMqpMQrWH
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 22, 2020