A former director of communications for the Los Angeles Angels has been charged by the Drug Enforcement Agency for illegally supplying drugs to former pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died in a hotel room in Texas last year.
According to the criminal complaint affadavit, Skaggs sent text messages to Kay on June 30, asking for him to deliver pills to his hotel room.
Kay has been charged with illegal possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
"The Angels Organization has fully cooperated with Law Enforcement and Major League Baseball," the Angels said in a statement Friday. "Additionally, in order to comprehensively understand the circumstances that led to his death, we hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation.
"We learned that there was unacceptable behavior inconsistent with our code of conduct, and we took steps to address it. Our investigation also confirmed that no one in management was aware, or informed, of any employee providing opioids to any player, nor that Tyler was using opioids."