WFT's Dwayne Haskins Apologizes for Strip Club Trip After Photos Surface

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 22, 2020

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) in action before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)
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Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins was photographed partying at a strip club Sunday after his team's loss to the Seattle Seahawks:

Dov Kleiman @NFL_DovKleiman

Dwayne Haskins was finally back as a starter [due to injury] and after losing to the #Seahawks, apparently decided to party at a strip club. The team is aware of the posts and are in contact with the league while handling it internally, per @NickiJhabvala https://t.co/z5uYHTQJ19

Haskins issued an apology Tuesday on Twitter before making his profile private:

Sam Fortier @Sam4TR

After issuing a public apology, QB Dwayne Haskins made his Twitter private. Here is his statement in full. https://t.co/pmNAMgEhsH

The incident broke the NFL's COVID-19 protocols with Haskins not wearing a mask indoors.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Washington is aware of the social media posts and is handling the matter internally after notifying the NFL.

Haskins had already been fined earlier this season for breaking protocols when he invited a family friend to the team hotel, per John Keim of ESPN.

The second-year player was making his first start since Week 4 after an injury to Alex Smith and kept his team competitive Sunday but threw two interceptions in the 20-15 loss to Seattle.

Haskins was a first-round pick in the 2019 draft but struggled as a rookie with seven touchdowns, seven interceptions and just 151.7 yards per game across nine appearances.

After beginning the 2020 season as the starter, the quarterback was benched in Week 5 following the team's 1-3 start. Smith and Kyle Allen both got turns leading the offense while Haskins remained inactive until injuries put him back on the field.

The 23-year-old has now put his future in jeopardy with his off-field actions, although Washington reportedly has no plans to release him, per Pelissero.