Dwayne Haskins Death: Concerning Reports Surface About Former Pittsburgh Steeler QB’s Passing

by Hunter Miller
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Dwayne Haskins, former Pittsburgh Steelers QB and Ohio State standout, died on Saturday morning while trying to cross I-95 in South Florida. In the wake of the former NFL player’s passing, troubling new details have surfaced, On3 reports.

According to FOX Sports’ Andy Slater, Haskins was reportedly traveling in a car with an intoxicated woman. He then walked out onto the expressway when he was struck by a vehicle. According to the report, the woman was found passed out in the car.

In the days leading up to the tragic incident, Haskins had been training in Florida for the 2022-2023 NFL season. He was there with a number of other Steelers players including QB Mitch Trubisky, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. After the news of his passing surfaced, tributes poured in from NFL stars, teammates, and fans alike.

Coaches, Players Pay Tribute to Dwayne Haskins After His Death

Retired Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger remembered Haskins in an emotional tribute. A portion of the tribute reads: “His smile and zeal for life will be missed! Wish we had more time together on this earth, but I will cherish the time and the laughs we had! I’ll say it again just like I told it to your face, I still wish I could throw a ball like you! Love ya pal.”

As college football fans will remember, Haskins had a remarkable career at Ohio State University playing under former coach Urban Meyer. While joining the Tim May podcast, Meyer spoke out about the incident saying, “It makes no sense.”

Meyer continued by praising Haskins’ character. “And then it’s part of our job and you start getting details and I ask, ‘Well what happened?’ Because I know he had zero issues now. When we are talking about the perfect kid, he was perfect,” he said.

Haskins not only made an impact on his former coach, but also on the current coach for The Buckeyes. Head Coach Ryan Day recently announced that the school plans to honor Haskins. “We will [honor Haskins],” he said during a press conference on Monday. “We’re still deciding on that.”