NFL Hall of Famer Gil Brandt ripped for comments following death of Dwayne Haskins

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The sports world experienced a stunning loss earlier today, as former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbackDwayne Haskins was killed after being struck by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene; he was only 24 years of age.

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And while tributes and condolences began pouring in, one particular member of the sports world has drawn massive criticism for his remarks. NFL Hall of Famer Gil Brandt, a former Super Bowl-winning executive for the Dallas Cowboys, is under fire for what he said about Haskins on his radio show, including:

– “He was a guy that was living to be dead.”

– “It was always something” with Haskins “

– “Maybe if he stayed in school a year he wouldn’t do silly things [like] jogging on a highway.”

Naturally, the reaction to his insensitive comments drew immediate negative reactions.

Gil himself has since issued an apology:

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Posted by Michael Whitaker
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