Dwayne Haskins tragically lost his life on Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle. Hall of Famer Gil Brandt is facing criticism for his tasteless comments about Haskins “living to die.”
The football community is in mourning after the tragic death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
The former Ohio State record-breaking quarterback who was later a first-round pick by Washington was struck by a dump truck in Florida where he was training with Steelers teammates.
An outpouring of thoughts, prayers, love, remembrance and grief was seen on social media after the news spread late Saturday morning. The Steelers, Commanders, Ohio State, teammates — past and present — and a host of fans and media were heartbroken, devastated and lost for words.
However, the reaction from Hall of Famer Gil Brandt is drawing all the wrong kind of attention.
Gil Brandt has disgusting comments about death of Dwayne Haskins
Brandt was on radio and said, “Haskins was living to die” and suggested if he only stayed in school longer this tragedy wouldn’t have happened.
It’s incredibly offensive to say this about someone’s son, brother, husband, friend and teammate.
Rightfully so, Haskins’ teammates, NFL players and media condemned the comments from Brandt.
NFL players react to Gil Brandt’s insensitive comments on Dwayne Haskins
Fellow Ohio State alums, Michael Thomas and Darron Lee on Brandt’s gross comments.
Washington Commenders Jason Wright replied to a tweet from Mina Kimes asking how this could even be a thought someone would say.
Cam Heyward played with Haskins on the Steelers and offered a succinct message.
Robert Griffin III, Louis Riddick and more are shocked at the lack of sympathy
As Darren Rovell said in the above tweet, the 90-year-old Brandt likely just gave his final interview.