The cause of death for Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs isn’t expected to be released until early October.  That didn’t keep a California newspaper, the Santa Monica Observer, from speculating about the 27-year-old pitcher’s death.

The reporter speculated that Skaggs might have died as the result of an overdose.  They received multiple threats following the report and scrubbed the article as a result.

Via FOX News:

A California newspaper said it has received multiple threats over an article speculating that late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of an opiod overdose — leading it to scrub the story from its website.

The Santa Monica Observer reported soon after Skaggs’ death that the 27-year-old pitcher — who was found dead July 1 in his room at the Hilton Southlake Hotel in Texas — may have been getting opiod prescriptions from multiple doctors who were unaware of each other’s treatments, Deadline reported.

Speculation is what reporters get paid for these days.  Good reporting doesn’t pay the bills, clickbait does.  The Santa Monica Observer is on the map now.

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