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.
Forget that. This seems a lot like what was happening in the NHL leading up to its long work stoppage a couple years ago. Baseball's economics cannot really support contracts like this, only because mediocre players will be making more and more.