ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter rightfully took a ton of criticism for the way he announced the death of Dwayne Haskins.
It took almost two days later, but Schefter is finally addressing the controversy. On Monday, he took to his podcast to address the backlash and apologize for his remarks in the post.
“First I wanted to address the death of Dwayne Haskins and the tweet that I posted this weekend,” the insider began. “It was insensitive. It was a mistake. And I can assure you it was not my intention. I wish that I could have that tweet back.”
“The focus should’ve been on Dwayne,” Schefter continued. “Who he was as a person, a husband, a friend and so much more. I want to apologize to Dwayne’s family, his friends, players in the National Football League and offer my condolences to everybody close to Dwayne.”
His original tweet that caused so much outrage:
“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 Cedrick Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3,” Schefter said in the tweet, which is now deleted.