Dwayne Haskins was reportedly drunk before the fatal crash

Dwayne Huskins, a 24-year-old Pittsburgh Steeler backup peddler and former Ohio State distinguished, was severely intoxicated when he was hit and killed by a truck on a Florida highway in April. Office in Broward County, Florida, Monday.

In two samples, Haskins had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent and 0.24 percent at autopsy, according to multiple reports, twice the legal limit for Florida, 0.08 percent. According to the report, ketamine, a sedative that is also taken as a recreational hallucinogen, was also found in the Haskins system.

On Monday, representatives of the Medical Examination Office did not respond to a request for comment.

Through a lawyer, Haskins’s wife, Calabria, demanded patience and confidentiality in a statement Monday.

“On behalf of Dwayne’s wife, his family and his memory, and in the name of truth, we respectfully urge and pray for confidentiality, patience, and the public to refrain from making any decisions during this time as law enforcement continues to investigate and carry out their important work.”

Huskins’s agent Cedric Sanders declined to comment.

Along with the findings of the police investigation, which was also published Monday, reports reveal what caused the collision, which occurred at 6:37 a.m. on April 9, when Haskins attempted to cross the overcrowded section of Fort Lauderdale 595.

Huskins reportedly drank “heavily” at the club overnight before his death, and a Steelers spokesman told the Medical Examiner’s Office that Haskins went to dinner that night and later to a nightclub with a friend or cousin. They reportedly broke up after a quarrel. Haskins trained with his teammates all week in South Florida.

Calabria Haskins told 911 dispatchers in a call in April that his car had run out of fuel and he left the car in search of gasoline. The report states that Haskins died as a result of a blunt force trauma when he was hit by a dump truck after trying to dump a vehicle on the side of a highway. The second car also made partial contact after attempting to scroll around it, the report said.

The woman, who was traveling with Haskin, was found in a car by authorities after her death. It is unclear how he and Haskins knew each other, the report said.

Washington commanders elected Huskins 15th overall in 2019, after he threw 4,831 yards and 50 hits in the only year of his start in Ohio. In 2018, he finished third in the Heisman Trophy Voting, behind Alabama Tua Tagovailo and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, after holding Ohio to a record 13-1, including a Rose Bowl victory over Washington. He performed 70 per cent of his passes and at 6-foot 3, was predicted to have the NFL future with his accuracy as a pocket passer.

But Haskins fought in the first two seasons of the NFL, winning three of 13 starts in Washington, while 12 touches and 14 interceptions, and sat in Alex Smith’s favor. The commanders fired him for his performance before the end of the 2020 season and for multiple violations of the Covid-19 protocols.

The Steelers signed Haskins in January 2021 as a backup, but he has not played in the regular season. In March, the Steelers re-signed him as a restricted free agent, and it was expected that Haskins would fight for a starting job with Mason Rudolph and Mitchell Trubiski at the training camp.

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