On Tuesday, Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins took to Twitter and apologized for “creating a distraction” after multiple photos showed him partying at a strip club mask-less some hours after the team lost to the Seattle Seahawks.
One of the most strongly worded opinions about his actions came from former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf.
“Listen, this is exactly what you think it is. Utter ignorance. There’s something about the brain chemistry of an elite athlete that has everything & feels slighted & hurt,” Leaf wrote in a Tweet. “You have zero impulse control, no one will tell me what I cannot do. I swear it’s like looking in a mirror!”
The No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft entered the league with high expectations and failed to meet every single one of them.
Off the field, Leaf faced other issues with substance abuse and dealing with problems with management and teammates.
Haskins has already fallen from grace with the team before and his latest actions will put him even further in a downward spiral as he is sure to find himself off the team. If he isn’t careful, he might just be out of the league with nobody willing to risk bringing him in because of his immaturity.