There are photos of Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins allegedly at a strip club after Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks floating around social media, and John Keim, who covers the team for ESPN, says they are “aware” of them.
And, of course, the main issue here is that he was not wearing a mask in the photo as Covid protocols would require.
— John Keim (@john_keim) December 22, 2020
Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post shared the photos and noted that Haskins had already been fined by the team earlier this season for violating COVID-19 protocols:
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 22, 2020
Whether we are in COVID-19 times or not, you can’t expect the team to be happy with a quarterback who goes to a strip club after a game in which he threw for 5.4 yards per attempt, more interceptions than touchdowns, and lost. Given that Haskins was already in a bad spot with Ron Rivera, you have to imagine that his days in Washington are numbered.
That being said, Washington is in a conundrum in the immediate term if Alex Smith can’t return from his calf injury for this week’s game against the Panthers. If that’s the case, does Rivera go with Haskins, who has not played well and is out maskless at a strip club after a loss, or third-string QB Taylor Heinicke, who had one career start for Rivera in Carolina in 2018?
Update: Haskins has apologized:
I also want to apologize for creating a distraction for my team during our playoff push. I will learn and grow from this and do what’s best for the team moving forward.
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) December 22, 2020