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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers’ QB Dwayne Haskins legally intoxicated when killed

A medical examiner’s report has stated that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally intoxicated when he was struck and killed by a truck.

Gidget Alikpala
Update:
A medical examiner’s report has stated that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally intoxicated when he was struck and killed by a truck.
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A medical examiner’s toxicology report has shed more details on the circumstances surrounding the death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Results of Haskins’ bloodwork

The report, released by the Broward County Medical Examiner, found that Haskins had a significant amount of alcohol in his blood when he was struck by a dump truck and killed on a highway in Florida around six weeks ago. His blood alcohol level ranged from .20 to .24, considerably higher than the .08 legal limit in Florida.

Two other drugs were also found in his system- ketamine and norketamine, which can be used for medical or recreational purposes.

The dump truck hit Haskins after he left his vehicle on the interstate. He was reportedly struck by a second vehicle after truck, and died on the scene from multiple blunt-force injuries. The death of the quarterback has been ruled accidental.

Haskins’ wife made a call to 911 on the morning of his death, telling dispatchers that he had run out of gas and was looking for a way to acquire some.

Haskins’ family requests privacy

A lawyer issued a statement in the name of the quarterback’s widow following the results of the report, reminding the public of the kind of man Haskins was when he was alive and appealing to them to not pass judgment on the player.

“On behalf of Dwayne’s wife, his family, and his memory, and on behalf of the truth, we respectfully request and pray for privacy, for patience, and for the public to withhold any judgment during this period while the law enforcement authorities continue to investigate and conduct their important work.”

Haskins was 24 when he died. He was a standout football player at Ohio State, setting Big Ten Conference records for single-season passing yards and touchdowns. He was a finalist for the Heisman trophy, and was chosen by the Washington Commanders as the No. 15 pick overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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