Gil Brandt Podcast on Dwayne Haskins Death: Gil Brandt criticized for insensitive comments after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was fatally struck and killed in South Florida.
American football quarterback, Dwayne Haskins Jr. played in the National Football League for three seasons.
According to authorities, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was fatally struck by a dump truck on Saturday morning, April 9, 2022, while trying to get across a highway on foot in South Florida.
24-year-old Haskins was trying to cross Interstate 595’s westbound lanes in Broward County when he was fatally struck, Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement.
“I hate anytime anybody is killed or anybody dies, but he was a guy that was living to be dead, so to speak. They told him, don’t under any circumstance leave school early. ‘You just don’t have the work habits, you don’t have this, you don’t have that.’ What did he do? He left early,” Brandt’s comment following Haskins’ tragic death on Saturday.
“It’s a tragic thing anytime somebody dies, especially when you’re 24 years old and have your whole life ahead of you. But maybe if he stayed in school a year he wouldn’t do silly things. Jogging on a highway on a road like that leaves it open.”
Haskins played college football at Ohio State, where he won the Sammy Baugh Trophy and was MVP of the 2019 Rose Bowl during his sophomore year. He was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but was released after less than two seasons due to inconsistent play and questions over his work ethic.
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