An established public members of the family worker of the Los Angeles Angels informed federal investigators he equipped deceased pitcher Tyler Skaggs with oxycodone and abused it with him over more than one years, in keeping with an ESPN file revealed Saturday.
Eric Kay, a 45-year-old director of communications who has been with the Angels since 1998, informed Drug Enforcement Management brokers he equipped Skaggs with 3 oxycodone capsules within the days sooner than the pitcher died July 1 in his Southlake, Texas, lodge room, however that he most probably didn’t provide the medication Skaggs ingested within the hours sooner than his dying.
Michael Molfetta, who’s Kay’s legal professional, showed Kay’s statements to investigators to ESPN.
“Now we have by no means heard that any worker was once offering unlawful narcotics to any participant, or that any participant was once in the hunt for unlawful narcotics,” stated Angels president John Carpino in a commentary in accordance with ESPN’s file. “The Angels deal with a strict, 0 tolerance coverage in regards to the illicit use of substances for each gamers and workforce. Each and every one in all our gamers should additionally abide via the MLB Joint Drug Settlement. We proceed to mourn the lack of Tyler and entirely cooperate with the government as they proceed their investigation.”
Kay, who ESPN reported were in drug rehab remedy two times this 12 months, took a depart of absence from the membership previous to the Aug. 30 unencumber of an post-mortem file that confirmed Skaggs had oxycodone, fentanyl and alcohol in his frame on the time of his dying. In keeping with the file, Kay informed brokers he noticed Skaggs ingest beaten up oxycodone capsules and any other substance he was once no longer accustomed to in his Texas lodge room.
Moreover, in keeping with the file:
-Kay informed brokers he believes there have been 5 different Angels who abused opiates.
-Two different membership officers – former vice chairman of communications Tim Mead and any other unnamed legit – had been conscious Skaggs and Kay abused oxycodone in combination.
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-Kay’s spouse and mom say Kay was once recuperating from an April overdose when Skaggs texted him in the hunt for medication, and informed Mead the group had to get Skaggs “off his again.”
Mead, who left the Angels in June to think a place at baseball’s Corridor of Popularity, denied wisdom of the texts.