| December 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
December 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Dwayne Huskins was fined Wednesday for partying with several masked men, but will start quarterback for Washington on Sunday if Alex Smith is not healthy.
The agency fined Huskins ড 40,000 for violating the COVID-19 protocol, according to a source familiar with the situation. The man spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the party had not announced a fine.
Huskins apologized to teammates, took first-team photos in practice, and is likely to play against the Carolina if necessary with the NFC East title – unless he tests positive for the coronavirus this week. He publicly apologized for his actions after several more people posted pictures on social media without masks.
Coach Ron Rivera said Huskins stepped down from his captaincy and was embroiled in a series of questions about the 2019 first-round pick, who went down in the third-string at the start of the season and was dropped in the third. Washington could win the NFC East title on Sunday if the New York Giants lose to Baltimore and beat the Panthers.
Smith led Washington to a four-match winning streak before putting pressure on his right calf against San Francisco on 13 December. Huskins had two setbacks in a 20-15 loss to Seattle before celebrating his girlfriend’s birthday that day – an incident that led to a fine.
Smith was confined to practice on Wednesday. Only Taylor Heineke and Steven Montage Washington have other quarterback arrangements in the practice team. Bac Heineke has not played since 2013, and Montage has no NFL experience.