The Washington Football team said they saw pictures on social media showing quarterback Dwayne Haskins at a strip club on Sunday night without wearing a mask and that the team will handle the issue internally

Haskins tweeted an apology, saying he spoke to trainer 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 apologized to his teammates for creating distraction during our playoff push””

The team said it drew the league’s attention to the picture on Instagram taken hours after Haskins’ start in Washington’s 20:15 loss to Seattle, internal handling of the problem likely means that Haskins is having a As he was earlier this season for violating COVID-19 protocols by reserving a family friend to stay at the team hotel the night before a street game against the New York Giants

It is uncertain what that means for Haskins if Washington hosts the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.A source said the team is optimistic that quarterback Alex Smith will return after missing a game with a strained right calf muscle Smith suffered the injury during a Dec 13 win over San Francisco which resulted in him missing out on losing to Seattle

Rivera wants to keep Haskins’ story from overshadowing what’s at stake for the team: a chance to win the NFC East Washington (6-8) can win the division if his team beats the Panthers and the Giants lose to the Baltimore Ravens

On the Monday before the picture came to light, Rivera said of protocol compliance: “This will be what we’re sure to talk about when we get down to where we are so late in the season right now everything went so well let’s keep our focus on staying out of it all and staying healthy. Hopefully we can keep this up and move on. We’ll talk about it for sure “

Washington has not lost any players from its active roster to the reserve / COVID-19 list this season

The recent situation with Haskins will cause the team to take a close look at his future with the organization during the off-season Election in the 2019 draft, a move spearheaded by owner Dan Snyder rather than the Boy Scouts or coaches, Rivera’s staff inherited Haskins, and multiple sources said they felt they could do it by challenging him p>
With no prep games, Rivera decided to give Haskins all the first-team reps during training camp to fully prepare him for the season Rivera called Haskins the starter in late August, Rivera said at the time if it had been a normal off-season he would have Letting Haskins compete for the job with Kyle Allen at the time, they weren’t sure what Smith could do after missing the previous season with a broken leg and they had been thinking heavily about putting him in an injured reserve. p>

Haskins was benched after four games as multiple sources said they wanted to see better preparation from him during the week, among other things, and take a more mature approach. He was downgraded to third string for four weeks but got that No. 2 quarterback after Allen sustained a leg injury on November 9

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