Ex-New York Mets Dark Knight’s Life Just Got Darker
Few players have displayed such promise and domination as Matt Harvey did catapulting into the hearts of Mets fans and the entire Big Apple. In 2013, Matt Harvey was a full-fledged New York City star. He had the coolest nickname, the Dark Knight, a popular Batman reference. Matt Harvey was the starting pitcher for the National League at the 2013 All-Star game played at Citi Field. The good looking right-handed hurler dated super-models and appeared on all of the late night television shows. Then, as quickly as it all came for Harvey, it slipped away and hasn't stopped slipping.
According to T.J. Quinn of ESPN, the former Mets star Matt Harvey will be named as a possible drug source for the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who overdosed in July of 2019. Harvey was a member of the Los Angelas Angels at the time and according to the defense attorney for former Angels employee Eric Kay, who is on trial for his purported role in Skaggs’ death of a drug overdose, Harvey was the one who supplied the fatal drugs to Skaggs.
Now remember, this is coming from Eric Kay’s attorney, who is defending his client against felony distribution of opioids. According to Quinn, the attorney said in his opening argument that, when Kay asked Skaggs on the night he died (July 1, 2019) where he acquired pink pills, Skaggs replied, “Those are Percocets I got from Harvey.” Harvey will be called as a witness in the trial this week, the attorney added.
According to an article by Ken Davidoff of the nypost.com, "ESPN reported in 2019 that no Percocet was found in Skaggs’ system when he was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas. A coroner’s report said Skaggs had choked to death on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the drugs fentanyl and oxycodone in his system." Matt Harvey’s agent, Scott Boras would not comment. Boras would not represent Harvey in such a manner and is smart enough to stay out of this. All of this could be a complete fabrication by Kay.
I always liked Matt Harvey. I was at the 2013 All-Star game and loved to watch him dominate hitters. Like so many young stars before Harvey, New York City ate him up and spit him out. Some recover. Some don't. I certainly hope this isn't true about Matt.