Angels could be fined $2 Million after DEA interviews 6 Players


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The Drug Enforcement Agency is continuing its probe into the opioids-related death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

It is also looking into possible opioid abuse by players and employees.

According to the LA Times, the DEA has interviewed six current or former players of the Angels as part of its investigation, including Matt Harvey, Noe Ramirez and Andrew Heaney.

ESPN reported that under MLB policy, the Angels could be fined up to $2 million for failing to report prohibited drug use to MLB.

Team communication director Eric Kay told federal agents that his supervisor Tim Mead and at least one other Angels employee were informed of Skaggs’ drug use and did nothing to support him.

Kay also informed federal agents that he had supplied Skaggs with opioids and at times took them together.

The MLB will launch their own investigation into the death, but are not allowed until the DEA is finished.

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