June 17, 1989
Rod Scurry, former major league pitcher, was given a one-year suspended sentence in Reno on a cocaine possession charge in exchange for his agreement to undergo drug counseling.
November 6, 1992 |
Rod Scurry, whose promising career as a relief pitcher was cut short by cocaine, died Thursday, one week after a scuffle with sheriff's deputies left him unconscious in an intensive care unit. Scurry, 36, died shortly after midnight in Reno, Washoe Medical Center spokeswoman Denise Yoxsimer said. Scurry was in the major leagues from 1980-88. Coroner Vern McCarty said results of an autopsy were inconclusive and further tests would be needed to determine an exact cause of death.
August 19, 1985 |
Rod Scurry of the Pirates today became the first player directly linked to the investigation of drug use in Pittsburgh when he was named as a customer of a man who pleaded guilty to selling cocaine. The plea was entered by Dale Shiffman, one of seven men indicted by the grand jury investigating drug sales around Three Rivers Stadium. He pleaded guilty to 20 drug trafficking charges, but another 91 counts against Shiffman were dropped in a plea bargain. Assistant U.S. Atty.
September 14, 1985 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates have sold the contract of left-handed pitcher Rod Scurry to the New York Yankees for an undisclosed amount of cash, the team said Friday. "I am proud of Rod and how he has turned his life around under very difficult conditions," Pirate General Manager Joe L. Brown said. "Rod has been living a clean life and has done so for a considerable period of time.