July 12, 2024

The college football community was surprised by the news of the passing of former Ohio State star quarterback Dwayne Haskins a year ago. Now, there’s an unexpected development following that tragedy. This week, attorney Rick Ellsley from The Ellsley Law Firm released a press statement, revealing a lawsuit filed on behalf of Haskins based on “previously unseen evidence.”

Ellsley’s statement raised questions about the events leading up to Haskins’ death, suggesting that he may have been targeted and drugged as part of a blackmail and robbery conspiracy. According to the statement, Haskins’ high-value watch was allegedly stolen shortly before his untimely demise.

Former Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Dies At 24 Years Old |  The-Ozone

The circumstances surrounding Haskins’ sudden death had prompted numerous inquiries. The medical examiner’s report indicated that Haskins had consumed a significant amount of alcohol before being fatally struck by a dump truck while in south Florida, where he was training with fellow members of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The official cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma, ruled as accidental by the medical examiner.

Reports indicated that Haskins was hit by the truck at 6:37 a.m., and 911 emergency calls revealed he was walking to get gas for his car. The medical examiner noted that Haskins was attempting to flag down passing cars on the highway before the tragic incident.

Haskins, who spent three seasons at Ohio State but played prominently during the 2018 campaign, achieved a 13-1 record as the starter. His impressive stats included a 70.1 percent completion rate, 4,831 passing yards, 50 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Additionally, he contributed as a rusher, gaining 108 yards on 85 carries with four rushing touchdowns.

During his time at Ohio State, the team faced a single regular-season loss to Purdue as the No. 2 team. They rebounded by scoring 62 points against Michigan, winning the Big Ten Championship Game against Northwestern, and securing a victory against No. 9 Washington in the Rose Bowl, with a final score of 28-23.

Haskins was selected by the Washington Redskins as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He played in 16 games with the Redskins/Football Team, completing 60.1 percent of his passes for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Haskins later joined the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 21, 2021, assuming the third-string position behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. He was mostly inactive during the Steelers’ 2021 season, except for one game.

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