More details have emerged in the untimely death of former NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins who was hit by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway. According to new reports, Haskins had a substantial amount of alcohol in his system.
Haskins also reportedly tested positive for the drugs ketamine and norketamine. However, according to the toxicology, no other drugs were found in his blood screening.
The findings came from the Broward County medical examiner reports released on Monday. Additionally, Haskins was reportedly out at a nightclub drinking “heavily” earlier that night.
Welp. Update on Dwayne Haskins.
A lot of folks are gonna feel justified in reading this but let’s remember the guy’s family when we feel the need to say “I told you so.” pic.twitter.com/tzd7OC5JcR
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New Details Emerge
The 24-year-old quarterback was killed early on the morning of April 9, walking in the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 in South Florida’s Broward County.
According to reports, a pair of 911 calls revealed that Haskins was walking to get gas when he was hit by the dump truck.
One of the calls was from Kalabrya Haskins, his wife, and another from someone who saw the incident from the I-595 highway not far from Fort Lauderdale in South Florida.
“I just want somebody to go to the area and see if his car is there, and if he’s OK and if anything happened to him,” Haskins wife says to the 911 dispatcher.
A Fateful Night In South Florida
Haskins’ official cause of death was blunt force trauma and was ruled accidental. Toxicology reports from Haskins’ two samples came back positive for alcohol. He had a blood-alcohol level of .20 and .24; Florida’s legal blood alcohol content limit for driving is .08.
The medical examiner’s report also found a “female companion” inside Haskins’s vehicle. Florida Highway Patrol reported the unidentified woman stated that Haskins left the car looking for gas.
The Medical Examiner’s report also states that a Pittsburgh Steelers official noted that after practice, Haskins went to dinner with “Joey,” either a friend or cousin named and they also went to a “club, possibly in Miami.”
“They drank heavily, and at some point, they got into a fight, separating,” according to the report.
A statement from attorney Rick Ellsley on behalf of Dwayne Haskins’ widow, Kalabrya Haskins: pic.twitter.com/lUVVfapJJM
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A Career In Search Of Redemption
As a redshirt sophomore at The Ohio State University in 2018, Haskins lit up the record books. He set the single-season passing and touchdown records for Ohio State and the Big Ten by surpassing the 4,000-yard passing mark and throwing 50 touchdowns. He is one of only seven NCAA quarterbacks in history to accomplish the feat in a single season.
Haskins was drafted 15th overall in 2019 by the Washington franchise, signing a reported $14.37 million deal with the team now known as the Washington Commanders.
On The Verge Of Professional Football Rebirth
He won the Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his performance in a Week 12 win over the Detroit Lions. In 2020 after a few issues, he was released by the Commanders during the season. The Steelers then picked him up in January of 2021, where he was inactive for all but one game.
Haskins was preparing to eventually compete against newly signed Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph for the lead QB slot.
As details continue to emerge, a picture of the fateful night the world lost Dwayne Haskins is beginning to come into focus.