41 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sports Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ fatal overdose

Other News

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

By FRANK BAJAK AP Technology WriterBOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against...

Tarrant County indicts 4 for elder fraud

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that three men and one woman have been indicted on charges of engaging...

Rice Tilley Jr.: June 21, 1936-Oct. 28, 2020

Rice Tilley Jr. courtesy Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and leader Rice Tilley died Wednesday morning, reportedly of complications of COVID-19. He...

Robert Francis: Saying goodbye

Sad breaking news Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and leader Rice Tilley died Wednesday morning, reportedly of ...


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death.

Eric Prescott Kay was charged Thursday with drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs’ overdose death, according to the indictment in Fort Worth, Texas. The charges carry a maximum of a life sentence and 20 years in prison, respectively.

Kay remained free on his own recognizance. A message seeking comment from Kay’s attorney, Reagan Wynn, was not immediately returned.

Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his suburban Dallas hotel room on July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed.
A coroner’s report said Skaggs had choked to death on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the drugs fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, which Kay was accused of providing.
Kay was the Angels’ director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs’ death, and he never returned to the team.

Team officials said they had not been aware that Skaggs was an opioids user and didn’t know any employees were providing drugs to players.

Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Classic may feature Triple Crown race winners

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly...

Dodgers down Rays 3-1 at Globe Life Field to win first World Series title since 1988

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts came to the Dodgers to make a...

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, lose Turner to COVID-19

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball WriterARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the...

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single...

Dodgers look to finish off Rays in Game 6 of World Series

Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17, first in the NL West)