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Widow of Former NFL Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Files Lawsuit Suggesting Possible Conspiracy in His Death

On April 10, 2022, a year after the death of former NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins, his widow's attorney filed a lawsuit suggesting that he may have been targeted, drugged, and robbed as part of a conspiracy.

On April 10, 2022, a year after the death of former NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins, his widow's attorney filed a lawsuit suggesting that he may have been targeted, drugged, and robbed as part of a conspiracy. This development has raised questions about the circumstances leading up to his death and the possibility of foul play.


Haskins was killed in a car accident on April 10, 2021, at the age of 24. His car was found on the side of the highway with a woman inside who said he had gone to get gas. A medical examiner's report in Broward County, Florida, determined that Haskins died from blunt force trauma and that his blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit of 0.08 in Florida.


The lawsuit filed by Haskins' widow's attorney, Rick Ellsley, cites a Florida Highway Patrol report that suggests Haskins was hit by an old dump truck that was carrying excessive cargo, had brake system problems, and was traveling on low tread tires with separated sidewalls. The report also stated that the driver of the dump truck did not provide a blood sample or alcohol test results to the police.


The lawsuit suggests that Haskins was targeted, drugged, and robbed as part of a conspiracy. Ellsley stated in a news release shared by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "As to what occurred in the hours before Dwayne was killed, many questions remain unanswered. It is believed that Dwayne was targeted and drugged as part of a blackmail and robbery conspiracy. In fact, his highly-expensive watch was stolen from him shortly before his death."


The release also highlighted that a number of other vehicles did not hit Haskins in an area with "highly visible activity" that included tail lights, brake lights, hazard flashers and "a bright traffic construction signal board."


Haskins' death was a tragic loss for the NFL community. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018 who led Ohio State to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory in his final collegiate season. Washington selected him with a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, and he played two seasons before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021.


The lawsuit filed by Haskins' widow's attorney is likely to raise further questions about the circumstances surrounding his death. The claim that he may have been targeted, drugged, and robbed as part of a conspiracy is a serious one, and it remains to be seen what evidence will be presented to support it.


Regardless of the outcome of the lawsuit, Haskins' legacy as a talented and promising young quarterback will be remembered by NFL fans and the wider sports community. The circumstances of his untimely death, however, are a reminder of the risks that athletes face both on and off the field.

Austyn McFadden

@UndraftedNews

April 10, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM

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