Sadly, he wasn't sober at the time of the accident. Police also found marijuana in the vehicle. ESPN's Coverage is here , though it appears to be an AP story. Still a sad loss, but it now becomes a cautionary tale.
University of Kentucky basketball isn't a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that.
Make that marijuana and a glass pipe. Tony LaRussa came out to say that on the two days before the accident, he'd gone out of his way to have heart-to-heart talks with Hancock. So clearly, something bad was going on and he had little control over the demons in his life. Sad. But in a month's time, few casual fans will recall this as Hancock wasn't a star. It's a shame, because stuff like this should serve a purpose to bring attention to others in need of the same help that Hancock was refusing. Ah well.
Does this remind anybody of the "George Steinbrenner Health Watch" segment they occasionally used to do on SNL's "Weekend Update" in the early 90's? I remember the late Phil Hartman playing a reporter doing a liveshot: