Adam Schefter is under fire.
ESPN’s #1 NFL reporter pissed off a lot of people with his tweet reporting on the death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins. According to multiple reports, the 24-year-old quarterback passed away on Saturday morning when he was struck by a dump truck while crossing a highway in South Florida.
Haskins was in in Florida to train for the upcoming season with his teammates.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin issued a heartfelt statement following the tragic news.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin said, via The Spun. “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.”
Schefter chose to point out in a now deleted tweet that Haskins was “struggling to catch on with Washington and Pittsburgh in the NFL.”
Almost immediately, NFL players and fans took to social media to disparage the insensitivity Schefter displayed in his reporting.
Here is a sample of the reaction online to Schefter’s poorly worded 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
you can’t delete and rephrase at 21K QTs dude pic.twitter.com/t2btDAOvQQ
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 9, 2022
Crazy some of the things ppl will say…Sad thing that happened man we should be doing nothing but praising him for his accomplishments and celebrating the man's good life thats gone way too early
— Roo (@Roo4president) April 9, 2022
Dwayne Haskins' family deserves an apology. They don't need to hear about his professional "struggles" on the same morning of his untimely death.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 9, 2022
Not the first tweet Schefter has had to delete, and it probably won’t be his last.
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