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October 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
Former major league baseball pitcher Rod Scurry was in the intensive care unit at Washoe Medical Center on Thursday after a pre-dawn incident with sheriff's deputies, authorities said. Washoe County Undersheriff Dan Coppa said neighbors called authorities shortly after 1 a.m. PST and said Scurry was acting strangely. When deputies arrived, Scurry was outside his home, complaining that snakes were in his house, biting and crawling on him, Coppa said.
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November 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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December 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Pitcher Rod Scurry, arrested for cocaine possession and use a day after becoming a free agent when the Seattle Mariners released him, will be formally charged Tuesday, city prosecutors said. Police said Scurry, 32, was arrested Thursday after allegedly buying rock cocaine in Reno. He was released from Washoe County Jail after posting $6,000 bond.
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October 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
Former major league baseball pitcher Rod Scurry was in the intensive care unit at Washoe Medical Center on Thursday after a pre-dawn incident with sheriff's deputies, authorities said. Washoe County Undersheriff Dan Coppa said neighbors called authorities shortly after 1 a.m. PST and said Scurry was acting strangely. When deputies arrived, Scurry was outside his home, complaining that snakes were in his house, biting and crawling on him, Coppa said.
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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.
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November 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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August 19, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
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September 14, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
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.
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December 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Pitcher Rod Scurry, arrested for cocaine possession and use a day after becoming a free agent when the Seattle Mariners released him, will be formally charged Tuesday, city prosecutors said. Police said Scurry, 32, was arrested Thursday after allegedly buying rock cocaine in Reno. He was released from Washoe County Jail after posting $6,000 bond.
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September 14, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
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August 19, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
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