It’s fair to say Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth’s had better days. On Friday, the 35-year-old was found guilty of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail in a Virginia court. He was allegedly going 105 mph on the Beltway when he was pulled over by Virginia State troopers on July 6 in Fairfax County.
So what was his explanation? Pretty much exactly what you might imagine Werth would say.
Yes, according to the Washington Post’s Tom Jackman, Werth told the judge he was “pressing his luck” when asked by the judge what he was doing surging to 105 mph on the Beltway, where speed limits hover between 55 mph and 65 mph.
As for what he looked like in court, those who worried he might’ve cleaned up his scruffy look can calm down. Per the Washington Post’s Justin Jouvenal, he did not visit a barber beforehand.
All joking aside, going to jail is a serious matter, which Nats General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo recognizes. He issued a statement roughly two hours after the verdict came down via the Post’s James Wagner.
Notice how he did not mention whether Werth’s future bobbleheads or gnomes would be dressed in orange jumpsuits.