Angels deny knowledge of team employee providing drugs to Tyler Skaggs
The Los Angeles Angels were quick to respond to a damning ESPN story about widespread opiate abuse in the team clubhouse.
In a statement, Angels president John Carpino denied having any knowledge that a team employee had provided narcotics to any player. He added that the team has a “zero tolerance” policy toward such a thing and would continue to cooperate in the investigation into Tyler Skaggs’ death.
Today, the Angels released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/bmOJKNgzTN
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 12, 2019
This is about the only response the Angels could have considering how damaging the ESPN report would be if true. It is alleged that a team employee provided Skaggs with opioids regularly, and did the same for other players. It is also alleged that two other Angels employees knew what was going on. The report feels like the tip of the iceberg in an investigation into Skaggs’ death that will continue in the months to come.