The former Angels employee charged in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs is now facing allegations that he supplied multiple players with oxycodone and offered drug suppliers Angels merchandise and tickets, per court documents obtained by multiple outlets.
Federal prosecutors will use evidence — which includes testimony from at least five Major League players — to try to prove that former Angels communications director Eric Kay was the source of the painkillers.
Kay had previously been hit with felony distribution charges by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Northern District in Texas in relation to the July 2019 death Skaggs. The 27-year-old pitcher died with a mix of fentanyl, ethanol, alcohol and oxycodone in his system in a Texas hotel before a game against the Rangers.
Last October, Kay was indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl.
The prosecution now alleges that Kay had supplied players with drugs from at least 2017. The other players were reportedly not named in the court filing.