Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph.
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Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who is entering his fifth season with the team, found himself in trouble with the law for driving irresponsibly and pleaded guilty.
The shaggy, power hitting 35-year-old was discovered driving 105 mph in a zone where the speed limit was 55 mph.
He has been charged with reckless driving and will be forced to serve five days in jail. Werth may also have to have his driver’s license suspended for 30 days.
The outfielder is under contract with the Nationals through 2017 on a $126 million deal, and he has driven in 82 runs for two consecutive seasons after spending much of the 2012 season on the disabled list.
He will look to stay healthy and help the Nationals lineup give run support to a stacked starting rotation that now includes ace Max Scherzer.
Sports Illustrated reported on Werth’s reckless driving charge on Twitter.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 29, 2015