- Dwayne Haskins, former NFL quarterback, was struck and killed by a dump truck on a South Florida highway on April 9th, 2022.
- A lawsuit filed on behalf of Haskins’ wife and parents alleges that he was drugged, blackmailed, and robbed by four individuals before his death, which contributed to severe injury and ultimately his passing.
- The lawsuit also claims that the dump truck driver, Oriel Patino, was driving carelessly, exceeding the speed limit and failing to maintain brakes and tires, and ultimately failed to avoid hitting Haskins.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Dwayne Haskins’ tragic death, a new lawsuit filed on behalf of his family alleges that he was drugged, blackmailed, and robbed before his untimely passing. The lawsuit names 14 defendants, including Karlee Peyton, Joey Smith, Meriem Yassine, and Wissal Yassine, who are accused of drugging Haskins to blackmail and rob him, contributing to his severe injury and death. However, the lawsuit does not include any additional details about these allegations.
The lawsuit also claims that Oriel Patino, the driver of the dump truck that struck Haskins, was driving carelessly, exceeding the speed limit, and failing to maintain the brakes and tires on his truck. The lawsuit does not allege that Patino was involved in the drugging, blackmail, or robbery of Haskins. Patino has declined to comment on the matter.
While the details surrounding Haskins’ death are still murky, the medical examiner’s report indicated that Haskins had a blood alcohol content level that was triple the Florida legal limit of .08 to drive. He also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine, which are drugs that can be used recreationally or medically.
Many questions remain about what exactly occurred in the hours before Haskins’ death. According to reports, he went to dinner with his cousin after training with teammates and later went to a club. After they drank heavily and got into a fight, they separated, and Haskins’ car later ran out of gas on the side of the highway. It is believed that Haskins was targeted and drugged as part of a blackmail and robbery conspiracy, and his highly expensive watch was stolen from him shortly before his death.
The lawsuit also questions why the dump truck driver did not avoid hitting Haskins, given that the Plaintiff was visible and avoidable had the Defendant operated his dump truck with reasonable care. The truck driver’s cell phone records have not yet been disclosed, and he refused to provide a blood sample to the police at the scene.
Dwayne Haskins was a rising star in the NFL, having been taken No. 15 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft after his standout career at Ohio State. While his passing was a tragic loss for his family, friends, and fans, the details surrounding his death continue to raise more questions than answers. As we remember Haskins on this solemn anniversary, let us also hope that justice is served in this case, and his family can find peace and closure.
Source: NY Post
Historical Similarities: The Death of John Belushi
One historic story with similarities to the tragic death of Dwayne Haskins is the mysterious death of actor and comedian John Belushi in 1982. Belushi was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, known for his work on Saturday Night Live and in films like Animal House and The Blues Brothers. He was found dead in a bungalow at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles at the age of 33.
Like Haskins, Belushi’s death was initially attributed to an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol. However, as more details emerged, it became clear that there were other factors at play. Belushi had been struggling with addiction for years and was known to use drugs heavily. In the weeks leading up to his death, he had been staying at the Chateau Marmont with a group of friends who were also using drugs.
An investigation into Belushi’s death revealed that he had been injected with a fatal dose of cocaine and heroin by a friend, Cathy Smith. Smith was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to prison.
The deaths of both Haskins and Belushi are tragic examples of the dangers of drug use and addiction. They also highlight the importance of investigating all aspects of a person’s death to uncover the truth and hold those responsible accountable.