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.
Baseball writers like to be contrarian. Witness the fact that no player has received 100% of the votes for entry into the hall of fame. Therefore, there are always some who vote against a player just to keep him below 100%.