Gil Brandt Getting Fired Over Dwayne Haskins Criticism? (Video)

Gil Brandt Getting Fired Over Dwayne Haskins Criticism? (Video)

Prominent NFL personality Gil Brandt faced intense criticism on Saturday afternoon over his troubling comments regarding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Haskins died early Saturday morning after a fatal car accident. The details regarding his passing are incredibly tragic.

Brandt was brought on radio to speak about Haskins, but instead went in a direction nobody expected with his commentary.

The segment largely speaks for itself:

“He was a guy that was living to be dead,” Brandt said at one point. He then went on to add that “it was always something” with Haskins and that “maybe if he stayed in school a year he wouldn’t do silly things [like] jogging on a highway.”

Understandably, folks didn’t take kindly to Brandt’s assessment of the situation.

Brandt isn’t the first sports personality to land into hot water for his take on Haskins. ESPN’s Adam Schefter did the same – with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson being left particularly livid over the situation.

Big picture, Haskins obviously wasn’t without his flaws. His infamous strip club controversy  and intimate text messages getting exposed to the public were clear examples of that.

But a young life was lost on Saturday.

There is a time and place for criticism – and hours after Haskins’ death wasn’t it for Brandt’s assessment.

The calls for Brandt’s job have already begun. Will he ultimately be fired? An answer should emerge in the next few days.

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Charles Kruger

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