NFL players called out ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter for an insensitive tweet when breaking the news of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ passing.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins tragically passed away on Saturday at the age of 24 after he was hit by a car in South Florida. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted the news on Saturday, but he was called out for some insensitive wording in the message.
Schefter initially tweeted, “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 Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3.”
He deleted the tweet a few minutes later and posted a new tweet, saying, “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.”
Dwayne Haskins teammates’, NFL players call out Adam Schefter for insensitive tweet
NFL players called out Schefter for the wording he used when breaking the news of Haskins’ tragic passing, including former Ohio State players Cardale Jones and Michael Thomas (a message he retweeted is also included).
Former NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson, took issue with Schefter’s tweet.
Haskins was in South Florida throughout the week training alongside Steelers quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs. He had recently signed a one-year contract with the team.
We send our condolences to Haskins’ family and friends during this difficult time.