When Adam Schefter reported on the untimely passing of Dwayne Haskins on Saturday, the report sent shockwaves throughout the NFL. Most were left with a loss for words, as they were unable to fathom the heartbreaking loss of the 24-year-old quarterback. But some were also irked by the manner in which Schefter reported the tragic news.
In his initial tweet, the popular NFL insider referenced Haskins’ early struggles in Washington and Pittsburgh before dropping the sad news that he had been struck by a vehicle in South Florida. Many were quick to scold Schefter for his tweet, which he quickly deleted before posting a revised version. But by then, it was too late:
Many have called for Schefter to apologize publicly for his comments, and while he’s yet to do that, one former Steelers player has claimed that Schefter called him to admit his mistake and say he’s sorry.
Current ESPN analyst and former NFL safety Ryan Clark said Schefter reached out to him on his own and “apologized multiple times.”
It’s a good first step by Schefter, but I’m not so sure why he needs to reach out to Clark to apologize. The former Steeler has nothing to do with this. If anyone deserves an apology, it’s Haskins’ family.