Former LA Angels employee charged in Tyler Skaggs case

A former team employee now looking at charges in connection to the pitcher's overdose death.
2:17 | 08/08/20

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We start with the new developments of angel's pitcher Tyler Skaggs. A former team employee now looking at charges in connection with the pitcher's accidental overdose. ABC's zohreen shah joins us now with the details. Zohreen, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, whit. Skaggs' death shook the sports world. Overnight an explosive development in the death of los Angeles angel's pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs taking the mound for the angels. Reporter: Former angel's former communication director Eric Kay charged by federal authorities for distributing fentanyl in July of 2019. The 27-year-old pitcher was found unconscious in his hotel room before a game with the Texas rangers. A medical examiner found Skaggs had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system. It's a grueling, difficult grind through the season. That is why over the years we've heard stories of athletes taking pain killers and drugs and trying to get through the season. Reporter: According to ESPN Kay allegedly told federal investigators he not only provided oxycodone to Skaggs but he abused it with him. His attorney saying he'll wait for his attorney to make his story known. Skaggs' family attorney releasing a statement overnight saying in part, the family is deeply heart broken to know Tyler would be alive today where it not for a pill provided by the director of communication for the angels. The angels say their investigation confirmed no one in management was aware or informed of any employee providing opioids to any player. Sports experts saying the questions stretch far beyond one team. The fact that Tyler Skaggs is gone, should be a warning sign to everyone. It should be a cry for help throughout major league baseball to find out how deep does this go. Reporter: Skaggs' family has questions too. They're encouraging the angels to make their findings public. Eva. Zohreen Shaw, thank you.

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