(CNN)A leading public relations main with the Los Angeles Angels offered oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs, and abused the drug with him prior to the pitcher passed away previously this year, the staff member’s lawyer informed CNN on Saturday.
ESPN reported that Eric Kay, the Angels’ director of interactions, likewise offered the DEA the names of 5 other gamers who he thought were utilizing opiates while with the Angels group.
Attorney Michael Molfetta informed CNN by phone, “Nothing in the short article was unreliable.”
According to the ESPN report, Kay informed private investigators he unlawfully got 6 oxycodone tablets and offered 3 to Skaggs a day or more prior to his group left for its journey to Texas.
Angels President John Carpino firmly insisted that authorities with the group never ever heard that any staff member was supplying controlled substances to a gamer or that a gamer was attempting to get unlawful narcotics.
“The Angels keep a rigorous, no tolerance policy concerning the illegal usage of drugs for both gamers and personnel,” he stated. “Every one of our gamers should likewise follow the MLB Joint Drug Agreement. We continue to grieve the loss of Tyler and completely comply with the authorities as they continue their examination.”
Kay’s lawyer stated his customer is not well.
“He’s handling his own devils. He’s going to be blamed for this. He does not feel excellent about that for apparent factors,” Molfetta stated.
The lawyer stated Kay, 44, is attempting to get his sobriety rectified.
Skaggs household lawyer Rusty Hardin stated the household values the work that police is doing. They are “patiently waiting for the outcomes of the examination.”
Major League Baseball stated it was not familiar with Kay’s assertions.
“MLB will totally comply with the federal government examination and perform its own examination when the federal government examination is finished,” the workplace stated in a release.
CNN has actually connected to the DEA for remark.