Former NFL CEO Jill Brandt has apologized for comments he made about the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dwayne Haskins After the quarterback passed away at the age of 24. Brandt, a longtime CEO with the Dallas Cowboys and current NFL analyst, made some insensitive remarks after learning of Haskins’ death.
Haskins died Sunday morning after being hit by a car in South Florida. A statement from the Florida Highway Patrol states that Haskins was attempting to cross a lane of traffic on a highway and was hit by a dump truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Haskins has been in the area training with other quarterbacks, running quarterbacks and wide receivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom he recently signed to a one-year contract.
Brandt learned of Haskins’ death on a radio show and was asked about Haskins as a player and person. That’s when Brandt became very important to HaskinsOn and off the field. Later in the day, Brandt posted on Twitter an apology for his comments about Haskins.
“This morning as I learned of the death of Dwayne Haskins, I was acting careless and insensitive on a radio interview,” Brandt tweeted. “I want to apologize to Mr. Haskins’ family and anyone who has heard my poor choice of words. I truly do apologize. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time.”
Haskins’ death sent shockwaves through the football world, and Ohio State’s head coach Ryan Day Comment on the loss of the Buckeyes legend.
“Losing Dwayne is very tragic and very difficult to remedy,” Day wrote in a tweet. “For those who knew him closely, he was so much more than just a wonderful football player. He had a giant heart, an old soul, and an infectious smile. The Ohio community and the entire football program are heartbroken.”
Haskins and Day, the Ohio State offensive coordinator, combined for one of the most prolific seasons in Buckeyes history in 2018. Haskins set an Ohio State record and a big ten touchdown passes with 50 becoming just the seventh quarterback in NCAA history to pass at least 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.
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Haskins’ efforts led Ohio State to a record 13-1 with wins in the Big Ten and Rose Bowl. Haskins has been named Player of the Game in each game, as well as the first team’s All-Big Ten awards. It all culminated in the then-Washington football team picking Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.