Adam Schefter Under Fire For Dwayne Haskins Tweet

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ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter was the first to report the tragic passing of 24-year-old quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Saturday morning, and his initial tweet was met with heavy criticism.

Schefter’s first tweet at 10:58 a.m. read: “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.”


Many individuals are criticizing Schefter for the part of his message that said “struggling to catch on with Washington and Pittsburgh in the NFL.” He deleted the initial tweet and tweeted a similar message about 20 minutes later.

Schefter has drawn criticism from players, fans, and analysts around the sports world.

“You lame [as f*ck] all around grown ass man and can look in the mirror and smile at yourself,” Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said.

Former Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said: “Athletes for the record.. the sh— Adam Schefter wrote, that’s how a lot of people view us. We ain’t sh— but entertainment! If you let one treat you with disrespect, the rest will follow.”

Free-agent cornerback Joe Haden said Schefter needs to do better. “This is wild!! A MAN lost his life!!’

Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman said Schefter shouldn’t have said anything else.

Other media members took time to call Schefter out, as well.

ESPN’s Marcus Spears defended Schefter, though. “He corrected it Fam and We all ain’t perfect in this life like you,” he said.

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Written by Megan Turner

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  1. More examples of the whole twitter-verse just looking to be offended.

    It’s sad a kid died, but the the megalomaniacs who dog-pilled the guy who reported it are just as f-ed up as anything the he wrote.

  2. OK, lets compare the two OMG statements ….
    Gil Brandt … a 90 y/o guy who joins Al Campanis and Jimmy The Greek in the Oh NO, “You shouldna said THAT ” Hall of Shame. But he did say it so he’s (and his legacy) gotta live with it … Do Cowboys take him out of their Ring of Honor ??? Probably because its 2022 and thats the world we live in now.
    Schefter’s Comment … suppose it was Tim Tebow that was hit by a dump truck … and Schefter’s comment included – “struggled to catch on with the Broncos and Jaguars” … would there be OUTRAGE? Of course not. … Does ESPN keep paying him $10,000,000/year ? We’ll see ..

  3. Really sad that those who must be offended by everything can’t actually string 2 coherent words together on platforms which require a passing ability in reading and writing. They probably should stick to video formats.
    Mind you if it wasn’t for sites like this their comments would have only been read by their likeminded cheerleaders who believe every inanity they say is important, every criticism is trolling.
    My new resolution; scroll thru an article, if there are screenshots of Twatter comments, close the article and look for real news or reasoned opinion.

  4. I appreciate your POV about “this type of article” detailing what I call “Trees falling in the woods, does anyone hear them if …”. …. As with comments like “No one watches The View … No one watches CNN and MSNBC … No one cares what Bomani Jones, Jemele, etc say …”.
    In reality there ARE people who do watch that crap and believe that CRAP. And people who are offended by pretty much everything anything that people like me – and probably you – say and think.
    I sleep better at night believing those lunatic factions are collectively still a minority in our society … but a growing minority that the Biden Regime caters too. Our public schools, colleges and mainstream media are now corrupted to a point of “tear’em down and start over” because we let the infectious rot grow like a cancerous tumor … by ignoring it. …

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