Transcript for Los Angeles Angels deny knowledge of dead pitcher’s drug use
We are back now with bombshell allegations after los Angeles angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs lost his life. ESPN now reporting that a team employee admits to providing drugs, opioids to Skaggs and claims he told team management about his drug use. The team is now denying all of that and denying it knew and gio Benitez is here with more. A lot of questions. A lot of questions. Yeah, for months the family of Tyler Skaggs has been asking questions about the drug use that ultimately took his life and now this morning, some potential answers after that angels employee claims he abused drugs with Skaggs and that some team officials knew about Skaggs' addiction. Pitch. Breaking ball. Reporter: This morning an ESPN investigation revealing the director of communications for the Los Angeles angels, Eric Kay, told federal Dea investigators he not only provided oxycodone to pitcher Tyler Skaggs but abused it with him for years. The network -- an allegation the angels organization vehemently denies. He told agents that he actually told a couple of team officials about Skaggs' opioid use, one of them back in 2017. The other just months before Tyler Skaggs died. Reporter: But Kay's allegations don't stop there. He also reportedly gave Dea agents the names of five other players he believed were using opiates while they were with the angels. There's the issue of what the team knew and when they knew it. There's also the issue of if there can be a link between those drugs and his actual overdose. Reporter: Venmo records release the by the family of Skaggs and obtained by ESPN appear to show the thousands of dollars the pitcher paid Kay since 2016 allegedly for drugs. Tyler Skaggs taking the mound for the angels. Reporter: Skaggs died in a hotel room in July. The medical examiner finding fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system. Medics 41, truck respond medical emergency. It's a possible death investigation. Reporter: But Kay reportedly told Dea agents hours before Skaggs died Skaggs texted him to visit his hotel room. Kay told Dea agents he purchased six for the two of them and gave Tyler his three. Kay says he watched Skaggs take the drugs but didn't recognize one of the substances. He said to agents that he saw Tyler Skaggs senator all thee lines. There was a third line that was pink and that he apparently told Tyler Skaggs he didn't recognize what it was and then Tyler Skaggs told him it came from somebody else. Reporter: John Carpino responding saying in part we have never heard that any employee was providing illegal narc cotics to any player or that any player was seeking illegal narc cotics. Kay is currently in outpatient treatment for substance abuse and placed on paid leave. Meanwhile a spokesperson for major league baseball says they did not know about these allegations and will now conduct its own investigation. So many people want these answers. All right, thank you, gio. All right, coming up here,
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