For his ‘disgraceful’ remarks concerning the death of Dwayne Haskins, former Dallas Cowboys CEO Gil Brandt has come under criticism.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, a dump truck struck and killed the 24 years old football star.
After being questioned about Haskins’ death on NFL Radio, Gil Brandt went viral. There were ‘disgraceful’ and “totally unacceptable” comments made by him.
“I hate anytime anybody is killed or anybody dies. But he was a guy that was living to be dead,” said Brandt.
“They told him don’t, under any circumstances, leave school early. You just don’t have the work habits. You don’t have this, you don’t have that. What did he do? Left school early,” he said.
“Maybe if he stayed in school a year he wouldn’t do silly things … [like] jogging on a highway,” Brandt added.
“You’re wild @Gil_Brandt disrespectful all of it,” tweeted Charles Omenihu.
“I do not know or will assume to but please don’t speak on my friend. He will be missed and your words are disgraceful. We are all hurting right now,” tweeted Cam Heyword.
“Remove Gil Brandt from the Hall of Fame. That’s inexcusable,” tweeted Superbowl champion Darron Lee.
“Where is the empathy for Dwayne and his family?” asked Robert Griffin III.
“Gil Brandt is 90 years old, I’m not sure he understands what he says half the time,” tweeted Matt Miller.
“Gil Brandt’s comments about Dwayne Haskins were disgusting and shouldn’t be allowed to be on the NFL Radio station again. Yes, I know he’s 90 years old but that doesn’t give him a pass in this case,” Antwan Staley added.
Soon following the reaction, Brandt tweeted an apology for his controversial remarks.
“This morning while learning of Dwayne Haskins’ passing, I reacted carelessly and insensitively on a radio interview,” he tweeted.
“I want to apologize to Mr. Haskins’ family and anyone who heard my poor choice of words. I truly apologize. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time,” he added.
On social media, Haskins described himself as “at peace” only hours before he was run over and murdered by a dump truck on an interstate in South Florida.