Eric Kay (Ex-L.A. Angels employee Arrested) Biography – Eric Kay Wiki
Eric Kay, the team’s longtime director of communications, was arrested and arraigned at a federal courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, according to Nealy Cox.
The 45-year-old Kay faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
“Any loss to life from a fentanyl overdose is a tragedy,” Nealy Cox said. “All we can hope is that we learn from this tragedy. Tyler Skaggs’ death, coming as it did in the midst of an ascendent baseball career, should be a wake-up call.”
Law enforcement officials say in the documents that they believe Kay and Skaggs were discussing the drug … it clearly shows that the exchange proves that Kay was the person who supplied the pitcher with a lethal dose of pills.
In documents, law enforcement claims that Kay provided “30 milligrams of oxycodone pills” to Skaggs on multiple occasions.
There’s more, and Angels can pose more problems for the organization.
Investigators said they learned during the investigation that “a large number of people” affiliated with Kay and Skaggs “knew” that Kay supplied pills to the jug.
Investigators also say that Kay will distribute pills to others “where and at work”.
Investigators are not telling if these “others” are working for the Angels organization … but that’s what they point to.
As we previously reported, Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, TX in July 2019 … hours before the Angels started playing Texas Rangers.
In the toxicology report published by ME, the cause of death is a mixture of “alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone poisoning and terminal aspiration of stomach contents”.
“More than a year has passed since the tragic death of Tyler Skaggs, and we continue to grieve all of us who have been affected by this loss. The circumstances surrounding his death are a tragedy affecting countless people and families.”
“The Angels Organization fully cooperated with Law Enforcement and Major League Baseball. We also hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation to comprehensively understand the circumstances that led to his death.”
The statement continued … “We learned that there are unacceptable behavior that is against our code of conduct and we have taken steps to address it. Our research also confirmed that no one in management is aware of any employee providing opioids. Any player, Tyler is using opioids.”
“We continue to work with the authorities as we complete their investigations as we try to recover Tyler’s loss.”
Michael Molfetta, Kay’s attorney, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment from USA TODAY Sports on Friday afternoon.