Dwayne Haskins teammates’, NFL players call out Adam Schefter for insensitive tweet

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Dwayne Haskins teammates’, NFL players call out Adam Schefter for insensitive tweet

Jan 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Adam Schefter on the ESPN Monday Night Countdown set before a NFC Wild Card playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Adam Schefter on the ESPN Monday Night Countdown set before a NFC Wild Card playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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, 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.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2022

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).

Terrible way to post about this young man passing away. Media can really get it wrong MOST times. Who gives a flying f* about how he threw a football. https://t.co/vF3Kfce0dh

— Mo Wells (@MoKnowz_) April 9, 2022

Former NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson, took issue with Schefter’s tweet.

@AdamSchefter you lame asf all around grown ass man and can look in the mirror and smile at yourself

— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) April 9, 2022

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.

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