Dwayne Haskins ‘drank heavily’ and had ketamine in his system, coroner finds
NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins had a blood alcohol level two and a half times the legal limit when he was killed on a South Florida highway last month, the Miami Herald and Fox radio reported Monday. Sports.
Two blood samples were taken, with a blood result of 0.20 and another fluid of 0.24. The legal limit in Florida is .08.
The Herald cited the autopsy report released by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office. The Fox report cited the investigators.
Haskins also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine, according to the report. Both drugs can be used as medical anesthetics or recreationally.
Haskins had been in a Miami nightclub the night before his death and got into a fight before leaving.
He was in the car with a ‘female escort’ who was not his wife when they ran out of gas. Haskins walked for 20 minutes looking for fuel, investigators said.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was ‘drinking heavily’ and had ketamine before he was hit by a dump truck in Florida, according to reports.
Kalabrya Haskins and Dwayne Haskins photographed on Instagram before his death on April 9
According to investigators, the dump truck struck Haskins in the center lane of the road, sending him into the path of the Subaru, which struck him in the left lane. Both drivers stopped immediately after hitting Haskins, according to investigators. None of the drivers were tested for drugs or alcohol. Investigators determined that Haskins was improperly on the road and found the drivers not at fault.
Witness Chris Stanley says he saw cars veer to the side to avoid hitting a man who was walking into traffic with his arms slightly raised. Authorities are still investigating the accident.
The woman passed out drunk in the disabled car at the scene, according to the Fox report.
Haskins had gone to dinner with a friend or cousin, according to the coroner’s report. “They drank a lot and at some point, they got into a fight, breaking up,” according to the ME report.
Haskins was struck by a dump truck while walking on I-595 near the Fort Lauderdale airport on April 9. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Haskins, who would have turned 25 on May 3, was working out in the area with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers at the invitation of recently signed quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Recordings revealed that Haskins’ wife, Kalabrya, called 911 to ask authorities to check on him.
A fan reacts during a candlelight vigil for Dwayne Haskins at Ohio Stadium on April 12, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and former Ohio State Buckeye Dwayne Haskins, 24, died April 9 after being struck by a garbage truck while walking on a South Florida highway.
Friends and family comfort Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins, center left, the widow of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Dwayne Haskins, after a memorial service
Kalabrya Haskins, widow of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Dwayne Haskins, releases a dove as part of a memorial service. (Right) Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward
Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky leaves Dwayne Haskins memorial service
Dwayne Haskins called her to inform her that he ran out of gas and would be walking to a gas station.
Kalabrya Haskins said her husband would call her back when he was safely in the car again. When her phone never rang, she called for help from her home in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers signed Trubisky in March following the retirement of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Trubisky, Haskins and Mason Rudolph were expected to compete for the starting and primary backup roles.
Haskins was selected by Washington with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after a stellar college career at Ohio State.
He went 3-10 as a starter the previous two seasons for Washington before being released at the end of the 2020 season.
He passed for 2,804 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown.
The Steelers signed Haskins in early 2021, but he did not see any action in the game.