Washington QB Dwayne Haskins Releases Statement Acknowledging Maskless Visit to Strip Club

by Matthew Wilson

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins is in the hot seat. The NFL QB is now apologizing for breaking the League’s COVID-19 protocols.

Seen in photos, the quarterback, sans mask, reportedly visited a strip club after a 15-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Apparently, Haskins wanted to drown his sorrows from the loss. But instead, he found himself in trouble for the second time this season.

“I want to publicly apologize for my actions this past Sunday,” Haskins wrote on Twitter. “I spoke with Coach Rivera yesterday and took full accountability for putting the team at risk. It was irresponsible and immature of me and I accept responsibility for my action.”

Dwayne Haskins Breaks COVID-19 Regulations

A journalist with the Washington Post circulated screenshots of Haskins living it up at a strip club. The athlete wasn’t wearing a mask or following social distance guidelines based on the pictures.

Currently, the Washington-based team doesn’t have any COVID-19 cases since the season started. But that could change if every player followed Haskins lead. Many users on social media criticized Haskins for putting both his team and also coaches at risk. But he also had supporters, insisting Haskins was just having a little fun.

According to NFL regulations, players and coaches must wear masks when they are traveling. They also must wear masks when they are on the sidelines or not wearing their helmets. Additionally, each player has been fitted with a proximity recording device when at the club facility, during practices, and during team travel.

Washington is Handling the Matter

According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, the team is aware of Haskins’ infraction and is handling the matter. But don’t expect Washington to let Haskins go.

On Twitter, Pelissero wrote, “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.”

This is the second time that Haskins violated COVID-19 protocols. In October, the quarterback was fined for making a reservation for one of his friends at the team’s hotel.