News of Interest: Red Wings Announcer Tells of Son’s Death, Insurance Scam

[April 8, 2018 — ESPN] In How the Voice of Hockeytown Lost His Son to Drugs and Insurance Fraud, investigative reporter John Barr and E:60 feature producer Mike Farrell tell the story of Jamie Daniels, who died of an opioid overdose at the age of 23 in December 2016. Jamie, the son of Red Wings play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels, died in a sober home in Florida, and the ESPN story explores “the existence of a corrupt side to the billion-dollar rehabilitation industry in South Florida, where federal laws can be exploited by people who actually have no interest in keeping recovering addicts clean.”

Here is the trailer for the ESPN E:60 news magazine report:

E:60 “The Florida Shuffle” from ESPNFrontRow on Vimeo.

News of Interest” links readers to stories and information related to grief after a death from substance use.

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