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Jayson Werth sentenced to 10 days in jail for reckless driving

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Back in early July Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was charged with reckless driving for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone. Today he was sentenced: 10 days in jail.

Technically it was 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended. And he only has to serve half of what’s left on that, so it will be five total days in the pokey. He also loses his driver’s license for six months. They don’t mess around in Fairfax County, Virginia.

And here I thought only hot-headed youngsters who need to grow up and respect the game drive recklessly. Who knew that older veterans who aren’t considered to be “problems” did this sort of thing? I wonder if I should ask Bill Plaschke if the Nationals should release Werth. Although I do understand this case is more complicated, what with Werth hitting the cutoff man most of the time.