It is said that Dwayne Haskins was drunk before the fatal accident.
According to an autopsy report that came out Monday, Haskins had drunk twice as much alcohol as is allowed in Florida before he was hit by a truck on a highway.
Dwayne Haskins, 24, the backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a former star at Ohio State, was heavily drunk when he was hit and killed by a truck in April on a Florida highway, according to multiple reports of a toxicology exam released by the Broward County, Fla., medical examiner's office on Monday.
At the time of his autopsy, Haskins had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent and 0.24 percent in two samples, which is more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent in Florida. The report also says that Ketamine, a sedative that can also be used to get high, was found in Haskins' system.
On Monday, someone from the office of the medical examiner did not answer a request for comment.
Haskins's wife, Kalabrya, asked for patience and privacy in a statement released Monday by an attorney.
"On behalf of Dwayne's wife, his family, and his memory, and for the sake of the truth, we respectfully ask and pray for privacy, patience, and for the public not to judge during this time while law enforcement officials continue to investigate and do their important work," the statement said.
Cedric Saunders, who works for Haskins, wouldn't say anything.
Along with the results of the police investigation, which were also made public on Monday, the reports explain what happened when Haskins tried to walk across a busy part of Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale at 6:37 a.m. on April 9.
Reports say that Haskins drank "heavily" at a club the night before he died, and a Steelers official told the medical examiner's office that Haskins had gone to dinner with a friend or cousin and then to a nightclub with them. Reports say that after they got into a fight, the two broke up. Haskins had spent the whole week training with his team in South Florida.
In April, 911 calls from Kalabrya Haskins were made public. He told the dispatcher that his car had run out of gas and he had left it to look for gas. The report said that Haskins died of blunt force trauma after he was hit by a dump truck while trying to get cars to stop on the side of the road. The report said that a second car came close to hitting him when it tried to go around him.
After Haskins died, the police found a woman in the car who had been traveling with him. From the report, it's not clear how she and Haskins knew each other.
Haskins was picked by the Washington Commanders with the 15th overall pick in 2019. In his only year as a starter at Ohio State, he threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns. In 2018, he came in third place in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, behind Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. He led Ohio State to a 13-1 record, including a win over Washington in the Rose Bowl. He completed 70% of his passes, and at 6-foot-3, it was thought that his accuracy as a pocket passer would help him get into the NFL.
But Haskins had trouble in his first two NFL seasons. In 13 starts for Washington, he won only three games and threw 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was replaced by Alex Smith. The Commanders let him go before the end of the 2020 season because of how he did and because he broke Covid-19 rules more than once.
Haskins joined the Steelers as a backup quarterback in January 2021, but he did not play in the regular season. Haskins was a restricted free agent, but the Steelers re-signed him in March. He was expected to compete with Mason Rudolph and Mitchell Trubisky for the starting job in training camp.