Gil Brandt under fire for making disgusting remarks about Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins tragically died on Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle. Hall of Famer Gil Brandt has been criticized for his distasteful comments about Haskin’s “living to die.”

The football community is mourning the tragic death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

The former Ohio State record quarterback, who was later selected by Washington in the first round, was hit by a dump truck in Florida, where he was training with Steelers teammates.

A flood of thoughts, prayers, love, remembrance and sadness was seen on social media after the news broke late Saturday morning. The Steelers, Commanders, Ohio State, past and present teammates and a multitude of fans and media were heartbroken, devastated and speechless.

However, Hall of Famer Gil Brandt’s reaction is drawing the wrong attention.

Gil Brandt has disgusting comments on Dwayne Haskins’ death

Brandt was on the radio saying, “Haskins lived to die,” and suggested that if he only stayed in school longer, this tragedy would not have happened.

It’s incredibly offensive to say this about someone’s son, brother, husband, friend and teammate.

Haskins’ teammates, NFL players and the media rightly condemned Brandt’s comments.

NFL players react to Gil Brandt’s insensitive comments about Dwayne Haskins

Fellow Ohio State alum, Michael Thomas and Darron Lee on Brandt’s crude comments.

Washington Commenders Jason Wright responded to a tweet by Mina Kimes, asking how that could even be a thought anyone would say.

Cam Heyward played with Haskins at the Steelers and offered a succinct message.

Robert Griffin III, Louis Riddick and others are shocked at the lack of compassion


As Darren Rovell said in the tweet above, Brandt, 90, may have just given his last interview. Gil Brandt under fire for making disgusting remarks about Dwayne Haskins

John Verrall

John Verrall is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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