‘A Moment of Vulnerability’: Steelers WR Chase Claypool Breaks Down After Hearing Of Dwayne Haskins’ Tragic Death

Published 04/10/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
Dec 20, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. (7) attempts a pass as Seattle Seahawks defensive end Damontre’ Moore (99) defends during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Universe lands into a major shock after learning about the untimely demise of quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The incident has startled those athletes who have been training with the QB in South Florida for the past few days. For someone like Steelers WR Chase Claypool, it is an extremely emotional and tragic moment to accept. He showcases his love for the departed soul over an emotional video.

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The 24-year-old quarterback athlete passed away early Saturday morning. A dump truck hit Haskins while strolling on a South Florida roadway, leading to the unfortunate incident. Since the news went public, fans have been mourning the agonizing situation. The Abbotsford native Claypool was one of those who attended the team-building activities, and he had previously tweeted that he had seen Haskins soon before his death.

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Chase Claypool expresses his emotion

Chase Claypool, a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was the first of many players who journeyed to South Florida. They went to visit Mitchell Trubisky and start training alongside his comrades. After receiving news regarding Dwayne Haskins, the wideout releases a tweet.

Chase states in a tweet he spent his last minutes with Haskins. He can’t stop thinking about how unselfish Dwayne has been in those moments. All he worried about was checking to make sure everyone else around him was healthy. Chase thanks him and, aspire to be like him. He then posted a video of his reaction after learning the news.

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Claypool documents, “A moment of vulnerability. The moment I realized I had lost a brother. We are placed on this undesirable pedestal and become treated as if we are anything but human, but it’s okay to not be okay. Allow me to be the example. Love you, 3.”

“Dwayne, I was just with you, man, and I love you, brother.” Users could quote a heartbroken Claypool saying in his video.

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The Dwayne Haskins tragedy stuns the NFL world

The terrible death of Haskins sent shock waves across the NFL, but it appears to have affected Chase Claypool most hard. The couple spent the whole 2021 season together in Pittsburgh, where Haskins was the backup quarterback to Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.

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WR Chase shows his authentic emotions in the video, and it’s a pity that he doesn’t get to see the one he shared the last several days together. There’s no denying that the sad occurrence has indeed affected several supporters and professionals. Various athletes like Joe Burrow, Mason Rudolph, TJ Watt, Patrick Mahomes, Tyrann Mathieu, and Case Keenum have been mourning the loss, wishing the departed soul godspeed to his journey.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.

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