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Dwayne Haskins before a game against the Detroit Lions on November 15, 2020.
Earlier this month, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, 24, reportedly lost a tooth and sustained other facial injuries when he was allegedly attacked by his wife Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins in a domestic argument.
According to police reports, she was charged with punching Haskins in the mouth, causing a split lip and the loss of a tooth. Haskins was subsequently treated for his injuries in a Las Vegas hospital.
But according to the Pittsburgh Tribune review, Haskins has since denied the report that he suffered tooth loss.
“I appreciate the concern,” he wrote on Thursday on his verified Instagram account. “But I have all of my teeth. Do not believe everything you read. Peace.”
The above incident reportedly happened on July 3 when Gondrezick-Haskins told police that the couple were in Las Vegas to attend a friend’s wedding and renew their vows. Earlier this week, Haskins posted photos and videos that appeared to show asking Kalabrya to marry him, but Gondrezick-Haskins told police they were married back in March.
A fight between Haskins and one of his friends?
To add to the confusion around the July 3 events, KTNV (ABC-13) Las Vegas reports that Gondrezick-Haskins also suffered physical trauma on the day in question.
According to the broadcaster, “Gondrezick-Haskins told investigators she was trying to stop a fight between Dwayne Haskins and one of his friends” before the couple broke up. “She said she fell on the floor and hit the back of her head during the argument, told police she had a headache and neck pain and bruises on her legs. The police found that if someone hit them, they could not remember who hit them.
The police report also says: “She told investigators” [her husband] could not be arrested ‘for occupation’, “with one of the couple’s friends pointing out that” they saw the couple ‘scrambling’, which the report describes as pushing and pushing each other. “
For her part, Gondrezick-Haskins is charged with assault and domestic violence. She is due to appear in court on August 3rd, by which time her husband will be at the Steelers’ training camp.
Haskins will be fighting for a roster spot this summer
Haskins – a former Washington Football Team first round pick (2019) – will compete with veteran five-year-old Josh Dobbs to win the team’s third quarterback job. If successful, he may be able to compete with backup Mason Rudolph for the starting QB job in 2022.
However, Haskins needs to show dramatic improvement to stand a chance of becoming an NFL starter again.
In (almost) two seasons in Washington, Haskins has set a record of just 3-10 as a starter. During the 16 games in which he appeared, he completed 267 of 444 passes for 2,804 yards and threw only 12 touchdown passes against 14 interceptions. He played his college football at Ohio State and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2018.
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