Former Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth always moved to the beat of his own drum. It appears Werth continues to do so with the Washington Nationals. However, this beat is pretty fast and reckless, according to a report.
According to NBC Washington, Werth was excessively speeeding in Virginia:
According to Fairfax County court documents, the incident was reported July 6 when Werth was pulled over for driving 105 mph in a 55-mph zone. He was released on summons.
The 35-year-old had a court date scheduled Aug. 8, which was continued to Nov. 12.
“The Washington Nationals have been in communication with right fielder Jayson Werth regarding this situation for multiple weeks," a Nationals spokesman said in a statement. "Jayson is cooperating with the authorities. As it is an ongoing legal matter, the team has no further comment.”
August 8 the Nationals were visiting the Atlanta Braves, which would make Werth unavailable for court.
Werth joined the Nationals in 2011 after five seasons with the Phillies.