LA Angels fans were absolutely heartbroken when Tyler Skaggs passed away during the 2019 season.
It’s understandable, as Skaggs was very young, and the way he passed away was terrible.
Even worse news has been dropping regarding the former Angels pitcher, and it looks like the Angels’ organization is unfortunately under the spotlight here. Amy Dash has been doing lots of reporting on this issue, and came out with this story today (which is where I got this new information from). Read through this thread real quick:
Former LA Angels Communications Director Eric Kay may have been responsible for Tyler Skaggs’ death.
The government has what they are saying is evidence that Eric Kay supplied Tyler Skaggs with fake oxycodone pills that were laced with fentanyl.
The prosecutors believe that the medical reports will prove that if not for the fentanyl, Skaggs would be alive.
The prosecutors cite text messages that show Kay worrying about if the pills were laced with fentanyl to try to prove that he knew how dangerous fentanyl was, and that he shouldn’t have given these pills to Skaggs if he was aware of the risks involved. There’s no proof he knew about the fentanyl, but he was aware of the dangers of fentanyl.
The prosecutors are saying that Kay used Angel stadium as a drug delivery station multiple times. The government says they have found emails of Kay talking about his drug relays on his work account.
The government even believes that Kay was distributing these types of drugs to several players frequently, and even used Skaggs as a middleman. They say that they have text messages to prove that he used Skaggs as a middleman.
That’s the most eye-opening part of this whole situation. This whole deal, however, is very eye-opening, and just adds worse and worse news to an already devastating story.