DEA questions Matt Harvey, Angels players in Tyler Skaggs death probe

New York Post Sports 1 month ago

Six current and former players of the Los Angeles Angels were questioned by federal agents as part of an ongoing probe into the drug overdose death of former pitcher Tyler Skaggs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents questioned the players in a bid to discern if opiate abuse is prevalent among the team — and whether they knew how Skaggs obtained the drugs, a person with knowledge of the interviews told the paper.

Those interviewed were not targeted because of any suspicion that they abused opiates.

Four pitchers, including Matt Harvey, who is no longer with the team, were among the players questioned.

Hurlers Andrew Heaney — Skaggs’ closet pal on the team — was also interviewed, along with Noe Ramirez and Trevor Cahill. It’s unclear who the other two players were, the report said.

Skaggs, 27, died in his Texas hotel room July 1 from choking on his own vomit. An autopsy found fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his body.

In a bombshell ESPN report from Saturday, it was revealed that Angels public relations rep Eric Kay supplied Skaggs with opiates before the player’s death.

Kay admitted to DEA agents that a day or two before Skaggs’ death he gave the pitcher three oxycodone pills, but doesn’t believe those are the same pills Skaggs consumed the day of his death.

Kay also told DEA agents that five additional players used opiates while on the Angels, the sources said.


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