Did George Floyd say he ‘ate too many drugs,’ as Derek Chauvin's defense claimed?

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The legal defense for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer on trial for murder in the death of George Floyd, tried unsuccessfully to get two witnesses to testify that Floyd said he “ate too many drugs” as he was pinned under Chauvin’s knee.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson did not come away with the answer he sought during the eighth day of Chauvin’s trial. But the brief clip he played in court fueled unproven claims that Floyd died from an overdose, despite two autopsy reports that ruled his death a…


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