JAYSON WERTH WAS SENTENCED TO 10 DAYS IN JAIL AND I’M WRITING THIS HEADLINE IN ALL CAPS

Werth leaving CBP, circa 2010
Werth leaving CBP, circa 2010

Jayson Werth – former WFC, current Nationals outfielder, known dickbag – was sentenced to 10 days in jail stemming from a reckless driving charge back in August. From SI.com:

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been found guilty by a judge for reckless driving and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail with 170 days suspended, according to Julie Carey of NBC Washington.

Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County in Virginia in July for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone and faced a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. The incident occurred around 9:40 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

Carey reports that Werth will likely serve five of the 10 days of his jail sentence. His sentence also includes a six-month suspension of his driver’s license

This is it. Mark it down. It’s the first major news of a 2008 WFC-er being a danger to himself or society in general. If the 93 Phils have taught us anything, it’s that our once-favorite baseball players become lunatics, scoundrels, thieves or creationists. Thus begins the 2008 squad’s fall from grace. Next we’re going to learn that Chooch operates a Panamanian drug cartel in the offseason, that Pedro Feliz was picked up for Pee-wee Herman-ing in a Camden movie theater, that Geoff Jenkins killed six people, or that Pat Burrelled your girl… he totally Burrelled your girl.

Werth’s attorney tells the Washington Post that he won’t appeal the conviction.

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17 Responses

  1. No joke. If you go over 20mph over the speed limit in Virginia it’s always reckless driving and 10 days in jail. Fuck Virginia.

    1. It’s anything over 20 mph past the speed limit or anything over 80 mph. It’s not always 10 days in jail, but it is usually jail time.

      Jalopnik had a great article about it.

    1. He can appeal all he wants, they won’t budge. Those guys down there are famous for this type of conviction. They’re probably licking their chops over doing this to a “famous” person. Ball busters extreme.

  2. 20 over in VA is not always jail time. It is a class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or $2500 fine. But most of the time, just 20 over will result in a fine. Usually the only time jail time comes in to play is over 100 or when you are double the speed limit 70 in a 35 etc.

    Source: I’m a VA cop who has written reckless by speed tickets. I have never had someone go to jail on my reckless ticket.

    1. What about anything over 80 mph? I was told any time you go over 80, it could result in the reckless driving misdemeanor.

      1. yes, falls in the same code section. I have never written for that specific violation though. There are parts of 95 in Virginia that are 70 zones, so I think a reckless for over 80 is pretty stupid, but maybe that’s because I don’t stop people unless they are 15 over the limit.

    2. Hey, need a favor…So i’ll be heading up for the Eagles games this weekend from NC, can I get a pass on 220/77/81 to pretty much go however fast I want?!? K. Thanks. Bye

    3. You’re an asshole joe. Not because you’re a cop. But because you write speeding tickets. Fight real crime, quit that bullshit of writing tickets.

  3. That road he was on is a two-lane, winding, hilly ride through the most expensive suburbs outside Georgetown (on the other side of the Potomac). Short sight lines the whole way. I was there last week and had a hard time doing 60 semi-safely (and I always drive fast). And he was doing 110?? On a Sunday morning?? With all those old churches along that road? That is completely lunatic. He really is lucky he didn’t kill somebody. Ten days was not nearly enough.

  4. So, Chooch getting suspended for drug use WASN’T the first issue with that team?

    JustSayin’

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