December 6, 2022
Former NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had drugs in his system when he was fatally struck by a dump truck on a Florida highway on April 9, according to a Monday autopsy report.

Former NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had drugs in his system when he was fatally struck by a dump truck on a Florida highway on April 9, according to a Monday autopsy report.

Haskins, who was playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers at the time of his death, was revealed to have a blood alcohol content of 0.20 when he died, according to a report citing the autopsy.

That level is roughly 2.5 times the legal limit for Florida drivers, the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

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Painkillers, including traces of ketamine and norketamine, were also found in the toxicology report.

Haskins was 24 at the time of his death and was just weeks away from his May 3 birthday, according to the report.

The quarterback was on foot and trying to cross Interstate 595 when he was struck by the dump truck at about 6:37 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Haskins was previously a quarterback for the Washington Football Team, now known as the Washington Commanders, and was expected to compete for the Steelers’ starting quarterback role following Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement.

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