Haskins said in a tweet that he spoke with coach Ron Rivera and “took full responsibility for putting the team at risk.”
“It was irresponsible and immature and I accept responsibility for my action,” Haskins wrote. He also apologized to teammates for “creating a distraction during our playoff push.” His Twitter account is now private.
The team said it would deal with the issue “internally,” ESPN added.
The Sunday night revelry of Haskins, who started in his team’s loss earlier in the day to the Seattle Seahawks, amounted to “High Risk COVID-19 Conduct,” The Washington Post noted. He could be fined up to one week’s salary or suspended for four games, according to the NFL’s coronavirus protocols.
The images also showed the player with his face uncovered at a seafood restaurant ― in addition to a “nightclub or party bus,” the Post wrote.
Earlier this season, Haskins was fined nearly $5,000 for violating coronavirus protocols.
Washington could clinch the NFC East title and a playoff berth on Sunday if it beats the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants lose to or tie with the Baltimore Ravens, Radio.com noted. Previous Washington starting quarterback Alex Smith may return from a calf muscle strain.
Last year, Haskins made headlines by taking selfies with fans while he was supposed to be on the field at quarterback in the final play of a game.
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