Alcohol and Cocaine Found in Toxicology Report for MLB Pitcher José Fernández

MLB pitcher José Fernández for the Miami Marlins was killed late last month in a boating accident in Florida. Gonzalez has now been found to be legally drunk and with cocaine in his system at the time of the accident, according to recent toxicology reports.

According to the Miami Herald, the famed pitcher had a blood-alcohol content of .147 at the time of the boating accident, which is nearly twice the legal limit of .08, and also tested positive for traces of cocaine in his system.

Police are still not certain if Fernandez was piloting the boat. His two friends, who died along with him, both had alcohol in their systems as well— although neither was legally drunk.

Despite this unfortunate information being released, it does not take away from the positive life he lived in baseball and the impact he had upon Cuban-Americans and those in Miami. He will be missed.

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