Dwayne Haskins has been fined $ 40,000 by the Washington Football Team, who is no longer captain

ASHBURN, Virginia – The Washington football team fined quarterback Dwayne Haskins $ 40,000 and removed him from the team captain three days after he was photographed at a strippers event while not wearing a mask. .

But there are still chances to continue to go to Washington (6-8), which hosts the Carolina Panthers (4-10) on Sunday. Alex Smith did not train because of the tense calf, limiting him to play catch while his colleagues stretched.

Haskins apologized to his teammates and returned repeatedly during training.

Washington also gave backups Taylor Heinicke and Steven Montez, both active last week with Smith out of position.

On Sunday, Haskins attended his girlfriend’s birthday party at a hotel where peelers were present. It was the second time he had violated COVID-19 protocols this season. Earlier this year, he made a reservation for a family friend at the team’s hotel the night before a game at the New York Giants.

“I know I shouldn’t have put my team in danger,” Haskins said.

Haskins, who like his teammates was tested daily, has to train with a mask and a face mask with a special shield. He will attend meetings by telephone.

Haskins said it was difficult to address the situation publicly.

“When you get confused, you have to be able to recognize it,” he said. – That’s what I had to do.