Haskins fined $40K by team, no longer a captain

3:47 PM ET

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Football Team fined quarterback Dwayne Haskins $40,000 and removed him from the role of team captain three days after he was photographed at an event with strippers while not wearing a mask.

“The biggest thing is we are holding him accountable and he’s been punished and he accepted it,” Washington coach Ron Rivera said. “As we go forward, that’s the thing that we’re looking for, is that if you make a mistake, you’ve got to step up and you have to take responsibility.”

But there’s still a chance Haskins will continue to start for Washington (6-8), which hosts the Carolina Panthers (4-10) on Sunday. Alex Smith did not practice because of his strained right calf, limiting him to playing catch while his teammates stretched.

“I know my team needs me,” Haskins said. “I need to step up to the plate and I can’t be selfish and I need to stop getting in my own way. I’m putting things in motion as far as a plan for myself to be a better teammate and be more accountable and fix my issues that have brought me to this situation.”

On Sunday, Haskins attended

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