Dwayne Haskins: Washington Football Team postpones quarterback after violating Covid-19 rules

“This afternoon I met Dwayne and told him we would release him,” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement.

“I told him I think it benefits both parties that we go separately. We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the past two seasons and wish him well.”

Dwayne Haskins Jr.  # 7 of the Washington Football Team resigns on December 20, 2020 in Landover, Maryland, against Seattle Seahawks at FedExField.
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Haskins ended Sunday during Washington’s defeat to the Carolina Panthers.

His downgrade follows a turbulent week in which Haskins loses his role as one of Washington’s captains and is fined an undisclosed amount for violating the team’s Covid-19 protocol.

Washington demoted and fined Haskins after the team was made aware of posts on social media showing the 23-year-old without a mask while attending his girlfriend’s birthday party.

The NFL’s Covid-19 protocol prohibits players from being with more than ten other people at indoor eateries or pubs.
The Washington team's Washington fullback Dwayne Haskins (7) runs Sunday from Carolina Panthers defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (97).
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Haskins was the team’s first draft pick in 2019 and the 15th overall.

The former Ohio State University quarterback apologized to his team last week for his virus protocol actions, saying it was ‘immature and unacceptable’.

Washington Football Team's Dwayne Haskins # 7 responds on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers.
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According to ESPN and several other stores, Haskins addressed the release Monday on his private Twitter account, saying he accepts full responsibility for not complying with the standards of an NFL QB and will become a better man and player as a result. of this experience. ‘

Washington closes the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles with the hope of a playoff spot yet.