MLB player Matt Harvey suspended after supplying drugs to Tyler Skaggs


The fate of Matt HarveySo far’s baseball career has been revealed.

Harvey – who testified in court in February that he supplied the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with drugs — received a 60-game suspension without pay that went into effect retroactively April 29, according to MLB.com.

According to the site, Harvey’s suspension resulted from a violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Harvey – who once played for the Los Angeles Angels and is now under contract with the Baltimore Orioles – has been suspended by Major League Baseball after testifying at the trial of Eric Kayby ESPN.

Kay, who was previously the communications director of the Los Angeles Angels, has been arraigned in the July 2019 death of Skaggs, who was found in his Texas hotel room after suffocating from his own vomit. Skaggs’ autopsy determined he had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system.

In February, Harvey testified in court that he himself had used cocaine and oxycodone during his career, and had also supplied Skaggs with oxycodone pills while on the team. Los Angeles Angels team, per ESPN. Throughout the trial, Harvey and four other Los Angeles Angels alumni admitted to receiving opioids from Kay.

After the eight-day trial ended, a jury found Kay guilty on two felony counts (including supplying the drugs that led to Skaggs’ death).


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