Former Ohio State star and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed on April 9, 2022, after being struck by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway at age 24. And his family is still searching for answers.
According to a report from ESPN, Haskins’ family filed a lawsuit in Broward County last month saying his death was part of blackmail and robbery conspiracy. The lawsuit lists “four individuals, two restaurants, a golf driving range and a hotel” along with the driver of the truck that struck and killed him as defendants in the lawsuit.
Haskins’ wife Kalabraya, who is listed as the plaintiff in the suit, believes he was targeted and drugged as part of the scheme.
Dwayne Haskins’ attorney has filed a lawsuit one year after Haskins’ death — based on previously unseen evidence. The release, via Rick Ellsley of The Ellsley Law Firm: pic.twitter.com/1F4c13qu6L
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 10, 2023
“It is believed that Dwayne was targeted and drugged as part of a blackmail and robbery conspiracy,” attorney Rick Ellsley said in a statement. “In fact, his highly-expensive watch was stolen from him shortly before his death.
“The filing of this lawsuit is an important step in the process of uncovering the complete truth about this tragedy.”
A toxicology report revealed Haskins was legally drunk and had ketamine and norketamine in his system at the time of his death.