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Former Angels PR Director Indicted In Overdose Death Of Pitcher Tyler Skaggs

Los Angeles Angels public relations employee Eric Kay is seen on left as players lay their jerseys on the pitchers mound on July 19, 2019 to honor Tyler Skaggs. (John McCoy/Getty Images)
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A Texas grand jury has indicted a former PR director for the Los Angeles Angels on two federal counts in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

According to court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, the grand jury indicted Eric Kay for distributing the fentanyl that resulted in Skagg's death and for conspiring to distribute the drug.

Kay was arrested by federal authorities in early August but had not entered a plea. At that time, prosecutors said he could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Texas on July 1st of last year. The Angels were staying there while in town to play the Rangers.

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