April 16, 2020

Roy Halladay performed stunts and was on drugs before fatal plane crash: Halladay had amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels in his blood along with a high level of morphine and an anti-depressant that can impair judgement as he performed high-pitch climbs and steep turns, sometimes within five feet of the water, the report says.

posted by rumple to baseball at 11:58 AM - 2 comments

The old saying is, "There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots". I don't know what demons Roy Halladay was fighting, but he lost the battle. We shouldn't judge, just shake our heads in regret.

posted by Howard_T at 03:14 PM on April 16, 2020

Man, opioids, amphetamines, and anti-depressants (I know) are some powerful things. Mix all three, and it is easy to see where one's judgment and hesitance to take unnecessary risks could be eroded. It sucks that it cost him his life.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:04 AM on April 17, 2020

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