Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne HaskinsOn April 9, 2018, he passed away earlier in the month.
The star athlete was trying to cross an interstate and was struck by a truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was also struck in the back by a second vehicle. crash incident report. An emotional 911 call from Haskin’s wife revealed that the 24-year-old footballer had run out of gas and was walking to get assistance. After no response, she dialled 911.
Dwayne Haskins’ Parents Do Not Attend Son’s Funeral
On Friday, April 22, Haskins was laid to rest. Although his teammates and coaches were in attendance, many were surprised to see that Haskins’ parents were not.
In a statement USA Today, his parents – Dwayne Sr. and Tamara Haskins – explained that they did not attend their son’s funeral because they had never met their son’s wife before.
“We have never met or spoken to the wife, and we didn’t want our son’s funeral service to be the place we met her for the first time,” they told the outlet in a joint statement.
Two memorials will take place to honor Haskins. One will be held in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, and a second vigil is planned on Sunday at Haskin’s high school: the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Haskins was born in Highland Park, New Jersey and moved to Maryland in his ninth grade.
Kalabrya married Dwayne Haskins in March 2021. A few months later in July, Kalabrya haskins was arrested in Las Vegas on a felony charge of battery and domestic violence. After an alleged argument between them, Dwayne sustained a fractured upper lip and a lost tooth. In January 2013, the case was dismissed.
The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating Haskins’ death. The investigation could last up to 90 days.
Coaches and teammates pay tribute to Dwayne Hashes, Dead At 24,
Haskins was drafted by the Washington Commanders (formerly the Redskins) as number 15. After seven games as an rookie, Haskins was released from the contract and signed with Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him,”Ron Rivera, commanders coach, said in a statement. “This is a very sad time and I am honestly at a loss for words. I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed. Our entire team is sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”
Mike Tomlin, Steelers Coach, released a statement stating that “I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”
Steelers coowners Tanya Snyder, Dan Snyder, and Tanya Snyder released a statement saying: “We are devastated to hear the news of the tragic passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr. He was a young man with a tremendous amount of potential who had an infectious personality. To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. Our hearts and prayers are with the members of Dwayne’s family and all of those who knew him and loved him.”
Steelers linebacker TJ Watt called him an “upbeat guy.”TJ Watt posted a tribute to his father on Twitter. “The world lost a great person today. When Dwayne first walked into the locker room I could tell he was an upbeat guy. He was always making people smile, never taking life for granted. His impact on me will last a forever.”