Adam Schefter Issues Lengthy Apology For Dwayne Haskins Tweet

NEW YORK - DEC 8: Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins during a press conference before the 84th Heisman Trophy Ceremony on December 8, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.


ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter has broken his silence on his tweet about the passing of former Ohio State Buckeyes star Dwayne Haskins.

After receiving heavy backlash for his insensitive tweet about Haskins’ death, Schefter released a lengthy apology.

“It was insensitive,” Schefter said. “It was a mistake. And I can assure you is not my intention. I wish I could have that tweet back. The focus should have been on Dwayne, who he was as a person, a husband, a friend, and so much more.

“I wanted to apologize to Dwayne’s family, his friends, the players in the National Football League, and offer my condolences to everybody close to Dwayne.”

Schefter doesn’t address why it took two days to apologize and why he tweeted out audio from his podcast instead of writing the remarks in a series of tweets — since that was the platform he used for his initial misstep.

Haskins was struck by a vehicle and killed in South Florida on Saturday, April 9. He was 24 years old.

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