Jayson Werth Autographs Inmate Handbook for Fellow Jailbird
If you enjoy collecting sports memorabilia that commemorates the more embarrassing episodes in an athlete’s life, here’s a little something that might look nice sitting on a mantle next to your autographed “I’m sorry I bet on baseball” Pete Rose ball:
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 31, 2015
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If authentic, that’s a Jayson Werth-autographed inmate handbook, which proves the Washington Nationals outfielder has a sense of humor about his new position behind bars (and is already making friends with his new “teammates” there)!
For those who don’t know, last night Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth began serving a five-day prison sentence for driving his Porsche the speed of an Aroldis Chapman fastball (that’s 105 mph, for you non-baseball fans) on a 55-mph road in Fairfax County, Virginia. He’s serving the sentence over the course of a couple weekends, so as not to disrupt the physical training he’s doing to recover from shoulder surgery.
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It’s unusual for first-time offenders to get jail time for traffic law violations, but Virginia is known for having remarkably strict speeding laws. Of course, this is probably a slap on the wrist compared to what would happen to Werth if he (or any other Nat) ever broke the law in Atlanta.