ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter took a lot of heat for his tweet that broke the news of Dwayne Haskins passing over the weekend.
In his in memoriam for the 24-year-old QB, Schefter highlighted his storied year at Ohio State, before talking about how Haskins "struggled to catch on" in the NFL. The tweet was seen as callous and a bit of a low blow at a young man that had just died.
On Monday, Schefter took to his podcast to address the backlash and apologize for his remarks in the post.
"First I wanted to address the death of Dwayne Haskins and the tweet that I posted this weekend," the insider began. "It was insensitive. It was a mistake. And I can assure you it was not my intention. I wish that I could have that tweet back."
"The focus should've been on Dwayne," Schefter continued. "Who he was as a person, a husband, a friend and so much more. I want to apologize to Dwayne's family, his friends, players in the National Football League and offer my condolences to everybody close to Dwayne."
Schefter went on to share a two-minute amended tribute to the late Steelers QB. Speaking about how Dwayne was seen by teammates, coaches and the Pittsburgh community. Touching on his incredible selflessness, likability and work ethic to become the man he became at 24 years old.