NFL Reporter Gets Blasted For Insensitive Tweet After Death Of Dwayne Haskins

NFL insider Adam Schefter is getting backlash for the tweet he posted on Saturday while reporting on the death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

“Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before struggling to catch on with Washington and Pittsburgh in the NFL, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedrick Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3,” Schefter said in the tweet, which is now deleted.

Fans immediately expressed outrage about Schefter’s decision to mention that Haskins struggled in the NFL.

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NFL veteran Dez Bryant said Schefter’s tweet proves how people forget that athletes are humans.

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson also called out the NFL reporter.

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Several people said they were autoblocked by Schefter while calling him out for his tweet.

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According to ESPN, Haskins was walking on a South Florida highway when he was hit by a dump truck early Saturday morning. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Indiana Miranda said in an emailed statement to ESPN.

Haskins established himself as a standout player during the 2018 season at Ohio State. The quarterback, who was selected 15th overall by the Washington Commanders in the 2019 draft, spent two seasons with the team before signing with Pittsburgh.

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”