"Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ripped ESPN's Adam Schefter for how he initially reported on the tragic death of Dwayne Haskins. On Saturday, ESPN's NFL insider Schefter reported the news of tragic passing of former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Haskins, who was in South Florida for spring training with some of his Steelers teammates, was hit by a dump truck. Unfortunately, Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 24. "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 Cedric Saunders.
Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3," Schefter's initial tweet read.
Jackson blasted Schefter's initial on Haskins
Shortly after publishing the tweet, Schefter started receiving backlash on social media.
"@AdamSchefter you lame asf all around grown ass man and can look in the mirror and smile at yourself," Jackson tweeted.
"He ain’t even trying apologize either just deleted and tweeted again.
Disgusting ‼️ Glad I never followed him," a fan tweeted as a response to Jackson's tweet. Jackson responded to the tweet: "And he never does."
Later, Schefter corrected himself in a Facebook post.
"Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before becoming Washington’s first-round pick and playing in Pittsburgh, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3.
Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers QBs, RBs and WRs. He was killed this morning in South Florida when he got hit by a vehicle. Tragic," Schefter wrote on Facebook. Meanwhile, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was absolutely devastated after learning about the tragic Haskins death.
"I'm devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community.
Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous to so many. I'm truly heartbroken," Tomlin said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time."