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Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:30 am
by chevyman58
Apparently Jose Fernandez died this am in boating accident in Miami. Braves/Marlins game cancelled.

RIP, only 24 years old.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:46 am
by Topps
Saw this reported on EPSN a little bit ago. Unbelievable tragedy. The guy had a crazy amount of talent and may very well have been one of the best to play the game.

Thoughts and prayers obviously going out to his family, friends, and teammates.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:02 am
by chevyman58

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:15 am
by Tulcard
Very sad. Sorry to hear this.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:07 pm
by cardinalfan4life
I'm very surprised seeing this today, young man was one of those kids you build a franchise around, was a pillar in his comunity, a fierce competitor and was fixing to become a father. Only 24, My God, I could of been one of his friends. My thoughts and prayers are 18th him and his family.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:34 pm
by R27
Just a horrible tragedy. Certainly took the wind out of my sails this morning when I saw it on Twitter.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:40 pm
by chevyman58
Unfortunately, odds are alcohol will be a contributing factor.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:45 pm
by mhardy_03
chevyman58 wrote:Unfortunately, odds are alcohol will be a contributing factor.

First reports said that it wasn't. But high speed was.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:29 pm
by chevyman58
mhardy_03 wrote:
chevyman58 wrote:Unfortunately, odds are alcohol will be a contributing factor.

First reports said that it wasn't. But high speed was.


Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and his two friends who died in a boat crash in September smelled of alcohol after divers recovered their bodies, according to the Miami Herald.

That information comes from a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Herald. The warrant says investigators believe the driver of the boat was operating the vessel with a “recklessness” that was “exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol.”

The warrant, released by the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office Wednesday, also alleges that investigators found evidence that the driver of the vessel was running at a high rate of speed and with a “recklessness’’ that was “exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol.”

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/repor ... 10933.html

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:46 pm
by chevyman58
Jose Fernandez's toxicology report shows cocaine, alcohol in system during fatal crash

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/jose-fern ... 24625.html

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:32 am
by Topps
Really hoped that this wasn't going to end up being the case, especially after they first said that alcohol wasn't a factor that they knew of. The alcohol doesn't really surprise me though, the cocaine on the other hand definitely does.

Just adds to an already sad situation that most likely could have been avoided.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:28 am
by chevyman58
I believe I read both his friends' families have filed wrongful death suits against Fernandez's estate. Fernandez owned the boat. His attorney already making public comment that Fernandez wasn't driving. So far, authorities have been unable to determine who was.

So what's his MLB contract obligation? Does his payroll stop at death & get voided thereafter? He was making $2.8M this year & was Arb2 eligible this coming Winter.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:43 pm
by R27
chevyman58 wrote:So what's his MLB contract obligation? Does his payroll stop at death & get voided thereafter? He was making $2.8M this year & was Arb2 eligible this coming Winter.

I believe this is the case. The organization has no more contractual obligation to the player or his estate.

I remember this being discussed a little following Darryl Kile's death. The Cardinals did something for his family, but the details were never revealed whether it was just an additional payment or if they completed paying out his contract or something like that.

Re: Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:39 am
by chevyman58
An investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has determined that former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was responsible for the violent boat crash that killed him and two others off the coast of South Beach last September.

According to David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, the investigation determined that Fernandez was driving the boat at top speed (65 mph) the night it crashed, and he was intoxicated while doing it. Those two findings ultimately led to the conclusion that Fernandez was responsible for the accident.

“Fernandez operated [the boat] with his normal faculties impaired, in a reckless manner, at an extreme high rate of speed, in the darkness of the night, in an area with known navigational hazards such as rock jetties and channel markers,” the report concluded.

Since the crash on Sept. 25, Fernandez’s attorney has maintained that Fernandez was not driving the boat that night, pointing to a phone conversation between Fernandez and nightclub manager Yuri Perez that was supposedly taking place when the crash occurred. But phone records show that call happened more than ten minutes before the time of the accident. Additionally, investigators say Fernandez’s injuries prove that he was behind the wheel.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/jose- ... 10258.html