Matt Harvey named as possible drug source

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Mets ace Matt Harvey will probably be named as a doable drug supply for late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, in keeping with the protection legal professional for former Angels worker Eric Kay, who’s on trial for his purported function in Skaggs’ demise of a drug overdose.

In response to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, who’s protecting the trial, Kay’s legal professional mentioned in his opening argument that, when Kay requested Skaggs on the evening he died (July 1, 2019) the place he acquired pink capsules, Skaggs replied, “These are Percocets I obtained from Harvey.” Harvey will probably be referred to as as a witness within the trial this week, the legal professional added.

Harvey’s agent, Scott Boras, declined remark, as he’s not representing Harvey on this matter.

ESPN reported in 2019 that no Percocet was present in Skaggs’ system when he was discovered useless in his resort room in Southlake, Texas. A coroner’s report mentioned Skaggs had choked to demise on his vomit with a poisonous mixture of alcohol and the medication fentanyl and oxycodone in his system.

Matt Harvey will probably be names as a doable drug supply within the trial of former Angels worker Eric Kay, who’s on trial for his purported function in Tyler Skaggs’ demise of a drug overdose.
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On the trial, in Fort Price, Texas, Kay is accused of supplying the medication — containing ethanol, oxycodone and fentanyl — that killed Skaggs.

Lead prosecutor Lindsey Beran informed jurors the proof would present Kay was the one one who may have supplied the medication that led to Skaggs’ demise, and characterised him as extra involved about defending himself than caring in regards to the welfare of Skaggs’ household.

“There was just one person who went to Tyler Skaggs’ resort room, and lied to police about it,” Beran mentioned.

Kay faces costs of drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs’ demise. The trial is predicted to final a few week.

Matt Harvey with the Angels in 2019.
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Kay was the Angels’ director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many highway journeys. He was positioned on go away shortly after Skaggs’ demise, and by no means returned to the crew.

Wynn acknowledged to jurors that Kay lied to police. Kay was on his first journey since being away from the crew for a few month for therapy of an habit to oxycodone, Wynn mentioned. Kay is accused of acquiring medication for himself, Skaggs and others.

Harvey and Skaggs had been teammates on the 2019 Angels.

Harvey, 32, is a free agent after spending all of final season with the Orioles. A primary-round draft decide by the Mets in 2010, he pitched for the Mets from 2012-18. — With AP


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