Dwayne Haskin’s blood alcohol level was 0.20 when he was shot and killed

Article content

The Miami Herald and Fox Sports reported Monday that the late Dwayne Haskins had a blood alcohol level of two and a half times the legal limit when he was killed on a South Florida highway last month.

Ad 2

Article content

Two blood samples were taken, blood returned at 0.22, and other fluids at 0.24. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08.

The Herald cited an autopsy report from the Broward office of medical examiners. The Fox report indicated the presence of investigators.

Haskins has also tested positive for ketamine and norepinephrine, according to the report. Both drugs can be used as a medical or recreational drug, according to the report.

Article content

Haskins had been out at a nightclub in Miami the night before and got into a fight before leaving. He was in the car with an “escort” who was not his wife when he ran out of fuel. Haskins wandered for 20 minutes in search of gas, according to the report.

According to a Fox report, the woman died while intoxicated in the malfunctioning car at the scene.

Advertising 3

Article content

Haskins had gone out to dinner with a friend or cousin, ME reports.

“They drank heavily and at one point, they got into a fight, and got separated,” according to the Middle East Report.

We’re sorry, but this video failed to load.

Haskins was hit by a dump truck while walking on I-595 near the airport in Fort Lauderdale on April 9. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Haskins, who would have turned 25 on May 3, had been training in the area with other Steelers, turning backs and wide receivers at the invitation of recently signed quarterback Mitch Trubesky.

The recordings revealed that Haskins’ wife, Calabria, called 911 to ask authorities to verify him. Dwayne Haskins called to tell her she ran out of fuel and would walk to a gas station.

Calabria Haskins said her husband was calling her again when he was safely in the car again. When her phone never rang, she called for help from her home in Pittsburgh.

Advertising 4

Article content

The Steelers signed with Trubisky in March after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger retired. Trubisky, Haskins and Mason Rudolph were all expected to compete for the starting and primary backup roles.

Haskins was selected by Washington with the 15th overall pick for the 2019 NFL Draft after an impressive college career at Ohio State.

He was a 3- to 10-year-old as a starter during Washington’s previous two campaigns before being released late in the 2020 season. He passed 2,804 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also ran for 147 yards and one touchdown.

The Steelers signed Haskins in early 2021, but he hasn’t seen any game.

    Ad 1


Postmedia is committed to maintaining an active and civil forum for discussion and encouraging all readers to share their opinions on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour to be moderated before they appear on the Site. We ask that you keep your comments relevant and respectful. We’ve enabled email notifications – you’ll now receive an email if you receive a response to your comment, if there’s an update to a comment thread you’re following or if it’s a user you’re following. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.