ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter broke the sad news of Dwayne Haskin’s death in a now-deleted tweet containing insensitive language towards the late player. The tweet garnered him a lot of backlash from those around the NFL, and he has now apologized for it.
Schefter took to Twitter today to share an apology video for the insensitive tweet he sent out in the wake of the death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins over the weekend. Check out the full apology video below.
“First, I wanted to address the death of Dwayne Haskins and the tweet I posted this weekend,” Schefter said. “It was insensitive. It was a mistake. And I can assure you it was not my intention. I wish I could have that tweet back.”
In his initial tweet, Schefter referred to Haskins as “a standout at Ohio State before struggling to catch on with Washington and Pittsburgh in the NFL.” He later replaced it with the tweet below following backlash.
Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before becoming Washington’s first-round pick and playing in Pittsburgh, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3.
The untimely death of Dwayne Haskins hit fans really hard. The young NFL quarterback came out of Ohio State University with a tremendous promise. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to reach his peak.
Details regarding Haskin’s death were recently made public by a Florida police department. May he rest in peace.
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