Tennessee Titans running back Hassan Haskins’ faced an aggravated assault by strangulation charge stemming from a domestic dispute earlier in the year, which cast a shadow of uncertainty over his playing status. However, recent events have provided some clarity for fantasy football enthusiasts.
Haskins was arrested on June 29 following a series of intense arguments with his girlfriend, Makiah Green. While Haskins saw the aggravated assault by strangulation charge against him dismissed last week, Green still faces several charges related to the incidents, including aggravated assault by strangulation, vandalism over $2,500, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The legal cloud over Haskins had led to a rollercoaster ride for fantasy football managers. The Titans initially placed him on injured reserve on August 28, effectively ending his 2023 season before it even began. Subsequently, the NFL placed him on the Commissioner Exempt List, further complicating his status.
However, in a recent development, Haskins has been removed from the Commissioner’s Exempt List and has reverted back to the Titans’ injured reserve. This move raises questions about his potential availability in fantasy football, but it also brings some much-needed clarity.
For fantasy managers, the key question is whether Haskins will face any league suspension or discipline in the wake of his legal situation. As of now, that remains uncertain. It’s important to note that Haskins’ on-field impact for the 2023 season is effectively nullified due to his placement on injured reserve.
While Haskins’ fantasy football prospects for this season seem dim, there is a glimmer of hope for the future. Fantasy managers who had been stashing him on their rosters or keeping a close eye on his situation can continue to monitor developments. If he can put his legal troubles behind him and regain his physical form during the rehabilitation process, he may become a compelling fantasy option in future seasons.