A lawsuit filed a year after the untimely death of Dwayne Haskins on April 9, 2022, alleged that the former pittsburgh steelers The quarterback was «assaulted and drugged» before being fatally beaten on a Florida highway as part of a «blackmail and robbery conspiracy,» an attorney representing the Haskins family said in a statement Monday.

The lawsuit filed in Broward County, Florida, last month allegedly named 14 defendants in the suit, including the driver of the dump truck that hit haskins while attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 on foot in the early morning hours of April 9, 2022.

Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins passes against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Charles LeClaire-USA Today Sports)

«Many questions remain as to why the truck driver did not avoid striking Dwayne given the highly visible activity in the area prior to the impact and the fact that the other drivers did not strike Dwayne,» attorney Rick Ellsley said in a statement.

DWAYNE HASKINS WAS LEGALLY DRUNK, HAD DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, AUTOPSY REPORT REVEALS

“The truck driver’s cell phone records have not yet been released. [Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Report] It also notes that the driver refused to provide a blood sample to police at the scene and has not yet provided the results of the alcohol test.

Ellsley’s statement also cites driving over the speed limit, over-loading and vehicle problems as contributing factors in Haskins’ death.

Dwayne Haskins of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the Dallas Cowboys at the Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Canton, Ohio.

Dwayne Haskins of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the Dallas Cowboys at the Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Canton, Ohio. (Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

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Haskins, who died just weeks shy of his 25th birthday, had a blood alcohol content of .20 at the time of his death, nearly 2.5 times the legal limit for driving in the state of florida according to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The report also noted traces of ketamine and norketamine in his system, pain relievers prescribed by a doctor but known to be used recreationally.

But Haskins’ attorney alleged foul play that led to his death.

Steelers' Dwayne Haskins during the Detroit Lions game at Heinz Field on August 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh.

Steelers’ Dwayne Haskins during the Detroit Lions game at Heinz Field on August 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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«As to what happened in the hours leading up to Dwayne’s death, many questions remain. It is believed that Dwayne was attacked and drugged as part of a racketeering and robbery conspiracy. In fact, his expensive watch was stolen from him shortly before his death». death.»

According to ESPN, Haskins’ wife is named as the plaintiff in the civil case. No charges have been filed.