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Washington QB Dwayne Haskins, Jr. apologizes for 'putting team at risk'

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 23:19:06-05

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - In Sunday's loss vs. Seattle, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Jr. made multiple mistakes in his first start in two and a half months - including throwing a pair of costly interceptions. However, his biggest error came after the game.

Social media photos show Haskins violating NFL COVID-19 protocols by socializing indoors without a mask Sunday night. Multiple reports say Haskins was at a strip club.

The QB posted an apology on his Twitter account Tuesday morning.

"I want to publicly apologize for my actions this past Sunday," Haskins wrote. "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. 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."

The NFL Network reports Washington has been in contact with the NFL, but - as of now - the team has no plans to release Haskins.

In Sunday's 20-15 loss to Seattle, Haskins started in place of the injured Alex Smith. Washington can win its first NFC East division title Sunday at home vs. Carolina.