By Sarah Berkowitz

All over the Philly region there are Phillies fans who are enjoying the dilemma of Jayson Werth.

He helped the Phils win the World Series in 2008, was a cog in the offensive and defensive machine for five seasons, and then took $126 million from the Washington Nats instead of giving the Phils a hometown discount.

Every time the Nats come back to Philly Werth is booed unmercifully.

Now, schadenfreude — joy in the misery of others — is the order of the day.

Werth has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and has been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway.

Werth was convicted last month in Fairfax County and sentenced to 10 days in jail, but he appealed his conviction to Circuit Court.

The Washington Post reported that Werth entered a guilty plea Thursday. Werth will serve his sentence on weekends to minimize disruption to his rehabilitation following shoulder surgery.

It is not unusual in Virginia for judges to impose short jail sentences in cases where speeds exceed 100 mph.

At Werth’s initial trial, a state trooper testified he paced Werth at 105 mph on the Beltway in the McLean area for about a half-mile on an early Sunday morning in July.





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