Kalabrya Haskins, the widow of late ex-NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins, has filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming that her husband was drugged as part of a blackmail and robbery plot just hours before his untimely death. The suit alleges negligence on the part of multiple parties, including several establishments and individuals, and seeks to uncover the truth behind the tragic accident.
On April 9, 2022, 24-year-old Dwayne Haskins lost his life after being struck by a dump truck on a Florida highway. The former Steelers and Commanders quarterback had been walking on the roadway after his rental car ran out of gas. According to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office investigation report, Haskins had a blood alcohol level of .24 at the time of the accident and had ingested ketamine.
In the lawsuit, Kalabrya claims that Dwayne visited four establishments in the Miami area on April 8 and the early morning hours of April 9, 2022, where he was allegedly drugged by a group of people planning to blackmail and rob him. The suit names Joey Smith, Meriem Yassine, Wissal Yassine, and Karlee Peyton as those responsible for drugging Haskins at the Wyndham Hotel, Drive Shack, Blue Anchor Pub, and E11EVEN nightclub.
Furthermore, a statement from Kalabrya’s attorney, Rick Ellsley, reveals that Haskins’ expensive watch was stolen shortly before his death. However, the statement does not specify who took the watch.
Kalabrya is suing the four individuals for battery and the establishments for negligence, accusing them of allowing patrons to use drugs and drug other patrons, including Dwayne Haskins.
The lawsuit also targets several other parties, including the dump truck driver who hit Haskins, the rental car company from which he obtained his vehicle, and the Florida Department of Transportation. All are alleged to share some blame for the quarterback’s death.
The suit seeks to bring about a jury trial and unspecified damages related to Haskins’ death. It represents an essential step in uncovering the complete truth behind the tragedy, with the legal process potentially leading to subpoenas for critical documents and sworn testimonies.