Dwayne Haskins’ widow releases statement

Candlelight Vigil Held for Dwayne Haskins Jr.
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After the Broward County Medical Examiner released the finding that Dwayne Haskins’ death was accidental, Haskins’ widow issued a statement.

“Dwayne Haskins Jr. was tragically killed on April, 9, 2022,” Kalabrya Haskins said in a statement released by attorney Rick Ellsley. “He was a loving and dedicated husband, a son, and a brother. He wanted to be a father and eventually a grandfather. He was a humanitarian who loved children and animals.

“As a young man, Dwayne was a nationally recognized scholar-athlete while in high school in Maryland. Dwayne was a record-breaking quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an All-Big Ten academic student-athlete. Dwayne was the MVP at the Big Ten Championship. He was MVP at the Rose Bowl. He was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Dwayne was the 15th overall pick at the 2019 NFL draft for Washington.

“When he passed away, he was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he was loved by his coaches and teammates.

“Dwayne Haskins was all these things and so much more.

“On behalf of Dwayne’s wife, his family, and his memory, and on behalf of the truth, we respectfully request and pray for privacy, for patience, and for the public to withhold any judgment during this period while the law enforcement authorities continue to investigate and conduct their important work.”

Haskins was struck by a dump truck on Interstate 595 on April 9. According to a toxicology report, Haskins had alcohol levels of .20 and .24 on separate samples taken from his body, which are above the legal limit in Florida of .08.

13 responses to “Dwayne Haskins’ widow releases statement

  1. Those legal limits are only valid for people operating a motor vehicle, not walking.

  2. Those legal limits are only valid for people operating a motor vehicle, not walking.
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    He was operating a motor vehicle. It ran out of gas, which is why he was walking.

  3. I feel horrible for his wife and family. A horrible tragedy.

    Bottom line though is very, very, VERY simple: If you are going to be drinking, you can absolutely never even think about operating a vehicle.

    Dwayne shouldnt have gotten killed, because Dwayne should not have been in a car that happened to run out of gas. If he had been sober he likely would have seen that the gas was running low to begin with.

  4. I can attest from personal experience that those BAC’s are, for a normal person, extremely drunk- stumbling, slurred speech, falling down drunk. Unless one drinks a whole lot and fairly often, that’s way drunk. Awful tragedy for him and those around him, way too young

  5. Still don’t understand why not just call for assistance, rather than get out and put yourself at risk?

  6. Those legal limits are only valid for people operating a motor vehicle, not walking

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    Yes, you can be arrested for walking in public at those levels.

  7. D.Haskins BAC level .24 means he was totally stammering drunk. At his weight and height he had to have had nearly 12 drinks in a short period of time and add to it that he also had a very strong pain killer Ketamine in his system as well. His car running out of gas was a blessing otherwise the death toll could have been much higher.

  8. The problem is once someone is so drunk he’s not thinking rationally. The time to plan how you’re getting home is BEFORE you start drinking. Very sad, wish he could have gotten help.

  9. nwfireman says:
    May 23, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Still don’t understand why not just call for assistance, rather than get out and put yourself at risk?

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    We may never know, and it’s terribly sad. I wonder if it had anything do with the presence of the unnamed female passenger, or the prospect of being found drunk or on drugs. Those factors may have radically reduced what he saw as his prospects for who to call. Tragic that he seemingly felt unable to ask for help in that moment.

  10. For anyone who has been pulled over and registered .08 on the breath test, they know they shouldn’t have been driving This poor kid was THREE times that limit. That, my friends, puts you in the 12-15 beer category. I’m amazed he was able to even hold a gas can.

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