NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins was forced to apologise after partying maskless in a strip club.
Photos emerged on social media of the 23-year-old apparently at a party after his team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Dwayne Haskins was apparently pictured partying on Sunday night
He issued this apology for his ‘immature’ and ‘irresponsible’ actions
The Washington Football Team star accepted his actions at the weekend were ‘irresponsible’ and ‘immature’.
Haskins is in hot water with his team and facing punishment for breaching Covid guidelines.
Under the NFL’s protocols, he faces a maximum fine of one week’s salary and a ban up to four games.
Haskins was reportedly fined $5000 in October for making a reservation for a family friend at the team hotel the night before a game.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero said on Tuesday: “The Washington Football Team is aware of social media posts showing QB Dwayne Haskins partying maskless in a strip club, was in contact with the NFL yesterday about the matter and is handling the matter internally, I’m told.”
He also posted a snapshot of Haskins’ apology ‘before his account disappeared’.
It read: “I want to publicly apologise for my actions this past Sunday. I spoke with Coach Rivera yesterday and took full accountability for putting the team at risk.
Dwayne Haskins played in Washington’s defeat against Seattle earlier on SundayCredit: USA TODAY Sports
“It was irresponsible and immature of me and I accept responsibility for my action.
“I also want to apologise 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.”
Haskins was a 2019 draft pick for Washington but dropped after four games this season.
Sunday’s appearance in the 20-15 defeat by Seattle was his first since October 4 against Baltimore.
Washington are leading the NFC East and in pole position for a playoff spot with two regular-season games to play.