NFL Reporter Gil Brandt In Hot Water For Saying Dwayne Haskins Was ‘Living To Be Dead’ And Should Have Stayed In School Longer

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  • On Saturday morning it was reported that NFL QB Dwayne Haskins had tragically passed away at 24-years-old after getting struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross a highway on foot.
  • Hours after Haskins’ death, NFL.com reporter Gil Brandt went on NFL radio and criticized Haskins for being “a guy that was living to be dead” who should have stayed in school longer.
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Adam Schefter isn’t the only NFL reporter in hot water for his reaction to Dwayne Haskins’ death.

On Saturday morning, it was reported that Haskins had been struck by a vehicle while attempting to walk across a South Florida highway.

Via ESPN

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning after he was struck by a dump truck while he was walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins was 24 years old.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda confirmed the accident on westbound Interstate 595. Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miranda didn’t say why the 24-year-old Haskins was on the highway at the time. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours.

While speaking on NFL radio, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt decided to take shots at Haskins after his death.

“He was a guy that was living to be dead, so to speak. They told him under any circumstances leave school early, you just don’t have the work habits. What did he do? He left school early…Maybe if he stayed in school a year he wouldn’t do silly things [like] jogging on a highway.

Brandt faced immediate backlash over his comments about Haskins.