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    A public relations employee for the Los Angeles Angels told federal investigators that he provided oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs and abused it with him for years, and that two team officials were told about Skaggs' drug use long before his death, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

    Eric Kay, the Angels' director of communications, also gave U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents the names of five other players who he believed were using opiates while they were Angels, the sources said.
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    Maybe this is the start of MLB players being tested for drugs of abuse? I think players in the minors are tested, so why not MLB?

    Very sad that two team officials also knew about this, but end result is Skaggs was terribly reckless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleo View Post
    Maybe this is the start of MLB players being tested for drugs of abuse? I think players in the minors are tested, so why not MLB?

    Very sad that two team officials also knew about this, but end result is Skaggs was terribly reckless.
    How many other professions are tested for drugs? I agree it was reckless of Skaggs and a tragic loss of one so young, but IDK, universal testing of drugs, unless they are PEDs, seems more invasive than most other professions. If this is a good thing for pro athletes, why not for every job, and if folks things that is too invasive, costly, time-consuming, etc for you are me, why is it okay for adult baseball players?

    ETA: I guess one could make the case that painkillers are PEDs, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    How many other professions are tested for drugs? I agree it was reckless of Skaggs and a tragic loss of one so young, but IDK, universal testing of drugs, unless they are PEDs, seems more invasive than most other professions. If this is a good thing for pro athletes, why not for every job, and if folks things that is too invasive, costly, time-consuming, etc for you are me, why is it okay for adult baseball players?

    ETA: I guess one could make the case that painkillers are PEDs, though.
    They already test for drugs of abuse, but only on the basis of "reasonable cause."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Jude View Post
    from espn.com today

    A public relations employee for the Los Angeles Angels told federal investigators that he provided oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs and abused it with him for years, and that two team officials were told about Skaggs' drug use long before his death, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

    Eric Kay, the Angels' director of communications, also gave U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents the names of five other players who he believed were using opiates while they were Angels, the sources said.
    Ex-L.A. Angels employee Eric Kay has been charged with distributing fentanyl in connection with pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death ... and prosecutors say they have text messages to prove it.

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/07/los-a...-tyler-skaggs/

    Investigators say they learned during the course of the investigation that "several individuals" who were associated with Kay and Skaggs "knew" that Kay was providing pills to the pitcher.

    Investigators also say Kay would distribute pills to others "in their place of employment and while they were working."

    Investigators do not say if these "others" worked for the Angels organization ... but it seems to be what they're pointing to.

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    A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Angels communications director Eric Kay on drug distribution charges in the 2019 fentanyl overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Kay was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and serious bodily injury.

    The first charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, and the second count 20 years to life, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.

    Skaggs, 27, died on July 1, 2019, in a hotel in Southlake, Texas, before the team was set to play the Texas Rangers.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/us/ty...ted/index.html

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